Who would have thunk the day would have come for me to move into the kennel for advanced training? I was a little scared because who was going to take over my job of waking up my mom (puppy raiser) with a lick of the face, picking up her keys that she was always dropping, or being my brother’s playmate when he’s home from college? Maybe if I’m a good boy, she’ll break me out of the kennel from time to time to spend the weekend with her and the rest of the family.
Since coming into the kennel at the end of December 2016, I’ve been working on a couple of things. First and foremost, working on general body handling. If you’ve ever met me, you’d know I’m a tall, goofy black lab who sometimes trips over his own paws. I’m hoping the Veteran I get paired with doesn’t mind my goofiness from time to time.
For some reason my talking is not appreciated like I think it should be. I thought all women likes a guy who talks or maybe it was a guy who listened…guess I should really figure that out real soon, right? Perhaps I need to learn how to relax, which is also on my list of things to do. It’s hard to relax sometimes when you have as much energy as me.
In order for me to practice some of the commands I’m having a little trouble with I’ve gone on several outings. I was taken to the grocery store, Home Depot, and an auto parts store. Even though these places were interesting to visit, they didn’t even come close to my favorite place I visited in February. In February, I visited the Hebrew Home and spent time playing with my namesake, Bobby Kreider. I think I get all of my energy from him as he always had the energy to play with me and all the therapy dogs that visited him from Hero Dogs. I will miss him everyday as he passed away in March, but I know I will make him proud.
I’m really hoping my Veteran has kids, especially a baby. I got a chance to meet Mae-Mae’s new baby sister and I fell in love. I thought she was adorably cute. I helped out Mae-Mae’s Veteran by giving his daughter’s feet a good cleaning. You’re welcome.