Just like in my favorite Disney movie “Up,” “Adventure is out there!” And boy, oh boy, March was full of new adventures for my Veteran and me! At the beginning of March, Jennifer taught my Veteran how to ride the Metro train like a pro with me! We found out pretty quick that neither one of us liked trying to get a seat while the Metro is moving, but we got the hang of it after a couple of times of getting on and off the Metro.
Jennifer was preparing us for our trip to the National Zoo that we were taking with my two-legged brother, Jennifer’s furless two-legged pups, and the rest of the Hero Dogs Wolf Pack. Besides practicing on the Metro for the zoo, we played the “look and watch” game with a variety of animals, courtesy of James, Becca, and Maxine. I almost got the “cone of shame” when I put my paws up on the table without permission and startling the pigeons (and my Veteran) to the point of a minor heart attack. Good thing I recovered quickly and got to continue training, otherwise I would have been spending the majority of my time in the bathroom in time out.
Our training paid off when we went to the zoo. I saw lions and tigers and bears… oh my! Sorry, I can’t help that my Veteran and I love to watch movies. I was sad the rest of my Hero Dog buddies weren’t able to enjoy these wild beasts as much as my brother and I did… darn security guard! Unfortunately my Veteran wasn’t able to get any pictures of this huge milestone step for us due to a certain little-legged person turning into a furious Gremlin in need of his next cheat meal.
We celebrated this amazing holiday called Easter. I got to play a game of “Find It” with these funny tasting eggs. I think whatever chicken they came out of was broken because when I’d pick one up and it would “accidentally” open in my mouth, candy jelly beans would come out! Too bad my Veteran didn’t let me eat a single one, but mission accomplished for finding all the eggs at least!
Speaking of Easter, we got an awesome opportunity to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll. I thought I’d get a chance to play with Bo and meet the President and First Lady, but we had no such luck. My brother and I were hoping that the President had toys inside the White House we could play with; however, for some reason we weren’t allowed to go inside the actual White House. I tried to tell the guys with the funny ear pieces that my brother was house trained too. I did get to see police horses and police K-9s hard at work, just like me.
We also had to work on my patience during class by leaving treats on my paws until my Veteran said I could eat them. It was so hard to resist the deliciousness of the treats within a snout’s reach.
I also got a chance to play with HD Clara at the end of class a couple of times. I love puppies like a Marine loves tattoos.
At the beginning of the month we celebrated a wise man’s birthday, Dr. Seuss. My Veteran read me a quote he once wrote that she though applied to us to a “T.” He said, “We’re all a little weird. And life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually weirdness and call it love.” Yep, Dr. Seuss must have been psychic and foresaw our pairing when he wrote it many, many, many years ago.
The month wouldn’t be complete without me causing a little mischief. Seems like every time I go outside my arch nemesis was waiting for me… SQUIRREL!!! Jennifer tried to take Becca, Jan, and my Veteran to find some squirrels during an outing one day, but we came up empty handed.
Until next time, all right, all right, all right…
a.k.a. Yorkie Poo