February was a great month. I did many fun and exciting things, including working on going to church, attending Science Night at school, worked on stair training with my Hero Dogs furry friends and I found out that mud puddles are really fun.
I am doing well sitting through mass at church and have become acclimated to the various loud sounds in church. Such as the people singing, the huge organ with its billowing sounds, the babies crying, and the speakers.
I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Science Night at school with my puppy raiser human “sister”. We had our own station on what Hero Dogs service dogs are trained to do and how we assist an honorably discharged wounded soldier. We had a lot of parents and children stop at our station and I performed the tasks that I have learned. My vocabulary list was included in the poster presentation for everyone to see how many commands I have already learned.
One Saturday morning in February I met Honor and Clara at Wegman’s for an early morning training session. We practiced walking up and down the stairs with our puppy raiser, and we focused mainly on staying at their side and walking slowly. I did a nice job on the stairs and had fun training with Honor and Clara. We also did a short shopping spree in Wegman’s through the busy morning crowd. I go grocery shopping weekly, so I have attained the skills of walking next to the cart and waiting in the “down” position.
After very heavy rain I discovered a mud puddle in the backyard, and oh what fun! I didn’t get to play in it long, but long enough to get completely muddy. I loved it. Well, at least until I had to take a bath.