Even though it’s been cold and rainy and icky outside, I managed to find some mudless things to do recently. Yes, it does happen, much to my dismay 😦 . You know I’ve thought about applying for a job as a therapy dog, don’t you? Mom thought I should do a little pre-training. I’m all for that! You know us herding dogs need a job.
Mom’s friend had another knee replaced and I got to go see her again. Three times! We had to get in this box that moved. It was a little weird feeling, but I knew just what to do. (I think you humans call it a “piece of cake” except I didn’t get any cake. Not sure what happened there.)
There’s another hurdle I had to jump over…sorta like the jumps I do in agility…and that happened this weekend. I was snoozin’ on the couch when I heard something at the door. I love it when someone comes to visit, but this was really exciting! It was my hu-bro (who has a big birthday today), my hu-sis and her family. Remember I told you that Mom went away a couple of times because this little baby was born?
Well, here she is. In my house! Little Poppy, who is 5 1/2 months old now. Did you know little babies wear these things they called diapers? And they’re taken off and new ones put on…all the time. Not me! No sirree. I don’t think I’d like one of those things stuck on me…give me the good ol’ outdoors any time!
I was very curious about this little hu-baby. And she was curious about Toby and me. I liked it when she gave me a pet on my nose, so I gave her a kiss. Mom wouldn’t let me get too close…she said my feet could scratch Poppy. Having visitors is fun, especially when little Poppy comes! And Mom said I was a really good girl. I like it when she says that because I get some treats.
So, I jumped over two big hurdles this week and didn’t knock the bar off (that’s agility-speak, in case you don’t know). Then I read about Snoopy and what happened during his therapy dog assessment. They threw a C A T in the room. He passed, but I have some work to do. Getting past those darn C A Ts will be a tough hurdle…