I went to Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville and ran a mile and half with the kids during their Fund called “Run to Finish.” What a great way to start the month. I showed off at Target with picking up quarters and went to Hill’s Gym where the kids and staff love me. It’s good to be a gold dog that everyone loves.
Maria was brave and took me to Benhke’s Nursery trusting that I wouldn’t repeat my previous behavior at a nursery. A nice man filled a pool with water for Ike and me to splash in there. Later M took me to Kohl’s where I opened the automatic door by hitting the button – watch me? I got a lot of praising for that one.
This month Jennifer took me to Bark Pet Store who sponsored Hero Dogs for a day by donating 10% of their sales for a day. Jennifer spent time teaching me to take things from the bin and place them in the basket. This was great fun! However when M took me to Pet Value later in the month, I didn’t quite get the hang of it, I kept getting confused and wanted to take things out of the basket. M said I needed more work on this one. I did shine at Puppy class though and did the best in class on sit, down, stand, and stay. I also did the best trick by picking up a dime. She was rather proud of me once again.
M took me to Ride-on Bus. I got to ride a lot of buses but the neatest one of all was a wheelchair accessible bus. The driver, Mr. Darnel Jackson, put the wheel chair ramp up and down so I wouldn’t be afraid of the noise. (He obviously doesn’t know about my bravery with a ferocious thunderstorm). I also got to walk up and down the ramp as much as I wanted. M also had me practice the “Leave it” command with Mr. Darnel’s Mc Donald’s lunch bag. This was probably the biggest challenge of the whole day because F-O-O-D was involved.
My very favorite days this month were trips to Friends Meeting School in Ijamsville. One day I spent with the pre-school class and the 2nd grade. I was very gentle and polite with these little humans who do deserve TLC. I saved the best for last to tell you about which happened when M’s granddaughter, Elena, was the special person of the week. She picked me to be her special friend to go to school with her. She told her classmates all about me: where I came from, what I was learning, and what my future job was going to be. I felt like a real Hero Dog that day!