Well my world has certainly changed since the last time I shared my adventures. My puppy raisers packed up all my stuff in December and drove me to K-9 College. Party time in the kennel, right? Wrong! Apparently at K-9 College you have to learn new commands and practice, practice, practice everything you’ve been taught. Who would have thought K-9 College was going to be so much work. I tried calling my puppy raisers to come back and pick me up, but Hero Dog Mitch answered the phone and immediately hung up on me! How rude bro!
Since my puppy raisers probably didn’t get my message, I guess I will embrace the fact I’m going to have to work my tail off to become the best service dog Hero Dogs has ever had. Becca said first on my list of things to work on is patience. Really? Me not patient is absurd, right? I like to think of it as I want to be first for everything and like to be on the go at all times.
K-9 College isn’t all work and no play. Of course my idea of games differ from Jennifer and Becca. Have you ever heard of a game called “fetch a ball”? Supposedly it all the rage with dogs, but I’m still not sold on it yet. I would much rather play “doggy shredder” with any piece of cardboard and paper I’m told to retrieve. Becca keeps telling my that a veteran might not think its a fun game to have all of their mail destroyed before they have read it. Obviously she has never heard of bills because nobody likes those!
On my most recent outing, I accompanied Becca to the Container Store. Talk about distractions. Every aisle we went down there were weird things to see and smell, but I did my best to keep my focus on her. If the Container Store wasn’t enough hard work on my part, Becca made me practice going up and down stairs only taking it a step at a time. At the bottom of the stairs was a huge surprise, an aquarium store full of fish! I thought we were going in there to partake in some fresh sushi, but all we got to do look at the fish in their tanks. Total bummer!
Time for me to call it a night. I need to make some crank calls to Hero Dog Mitch.
P.S. I hope my veteran likes to snuggle because it’s becoming my thing to do and something I love.