October started at the Armed Forces Retirement Home fall fest! It was so much fun! Not only did I get to visit with our veteran friends, but I also got to meet visitors and goats, ducks, ponies, and many other animals. There was even a pumpkin patch! After the event Christen, Brendan, and I took a walk on this path at AFRH where there are these big trees. A car drove by and stopped. They said maybe we shouldn’t be there and we said “We are with PAL” (People Animals Love) and they said, “Ok, go ahead” We continued on our walk as if we knew the secret password!
I attended my second Walter Reed Blessing of the Animals! It was great! All of us dogs, Red Cross Dogs, Facility Dogs and Service Dogs all attended! The Franciscan monks blessed each of us individually and then the best part was we got two bags of treats! Treats always make me feel blessed!
My “Uncle” Amigo the Havanese came and spent several days with us. While it was a lot of fun, it was also a lot of work! I shared everything with him. …My bones, my bed, and even my new yard! He may be tiny, but he sure is faster than I am! He ran and I chased him, but I couldn’t catch up! I made sure to not run over him and we played turns with who got to fetch the ball. When it was time for him to leave I think I slept for a couple days!
Halloween came at the end of the month, which is a day where young humans go door to door for treats. I am not sure why humans don’t do that everyday! If us dogs didn’t have leashes or fences I am pretty sure I would go door to door for a treat everyday! Brendan and Christen got pumpkins and cut holes and shapes into them for the holiday, which is silly to me because I’d rather eat pumpkin than use it for decoration! I went to the Hero Dogs Halloween party dressed as a star wars pilot! It was so fun! We went bobbing for apples! I did so well dunking my nose in to get the apple and I didn’t even chew it! For Halloween Christen made me a special costume! I was Alexander Doggleton! She said I looked quite handsome and patriotic! The night of Halloween came and I practiced “place” every time the doorbell rang! It was great practice especially in our new house because I needed to learn where I should go when visitors come.