- Name: Hero Dogs Dr. Guy Ernest McFarland, Jr. – “Ernie”
- Breed/Color/Sex: Labrador retriever, yellow, M
- DOB: February 22, 2018
- Current Status: Puppy Program
- Puppy Raiser: Jay & Micki A.
- Puppy Raiser: Hailey G.
- Puppy Sponsor: David McFarland
- Puppy Scholarship: I Need a Scholarship!
- Veteran/Hero Dog Team Sponsor: Team Sponsor Needed!
Hero Dogs Ernie here. This month has been a busy one! I finished Puppy Kindergarten (woooo!) and will be moving on to Puppy II in September.
This month, I had an overnighter with my brother, Hero Dogs Bert and we learned how to swim (I was the only one to jump into the water, not to toot my own horn)! I also visited some family on the eastern shore of Maryland, and hit up some stores and coffee shops in my new neighborhood to meet lots of different people!
I’ve been doing some extra work with wait (patience is hard) and easy, so that I take snacks gently.
They call me a little shark, but it’s a mystery to me as to why!
This month has been a whirlwind.
My raisers are getting ready to move next weekend (I tried to help with packing, but as it turns out, sitting inside the boxes isn’t quite what they had in mind). So instead, I bring them things and we practice “give.” I’m pretty good at that one, not to toot my own horn.
This month, I went to my raisers’ home on the Eastern Shore, and I got to play (nap, really) on the beach, which was super cool. Sand is weird, and I was a little unsure about it at first, but my raisers kept giving me snacks and cheering me on, so eventually I figured it was fine. We practiced “leave it” with all of the cool shells and sticks — I’m still working on that one.
Last week, I spend some time with two of Hero Dogs’ finest puppy sitters! I went all over the place with them, too. We went to Mission BBQ, PetSmart (!!!!), I sat on a firetruck, and I got to swim in a river. That was a blast.
Anyway, that’s all for now, folks.
Until next time!