Sorry it has been a while since I last wrote but there were lots of strange goings on in my neck of the woods these last few months.
First there were weeks of lots of car rides to strange houses.
Then almost two weeks of daily car rides to just one house. Then one day we all climbed into a big truck (I mean REALLY big) and rode to that same house again. Guess what? Ethel says we live here now. I wasn’t sure until they took out my bed and kennel and set them up.
I have a yard! There is one squirrel who lives in a tree who refuses to make friends with me. The tree is a maple and the bark is very tasty. Ethel keeps telling me to leave the poor tree alone but I can’t resist taking a bite every time I run past it.
Things are slowly getting back to normal but with a lot of new things added into the mix of daily events.
For instance, there is a lot of what Ethel and Geoff call renovation going on. Lots of noisy things they call power tools (which they seem to like very much). When they come out I have to be either outside or in my kennel. Ethel says it is for my safety. I have tried to help out by carrying things and helping unpack boxes. I got so excited when one box turned out to be mine!! All my toys and chewy bones – yum!!
I miss going to Hero Dogs once a week but Ethel says we will still visit once in a while so that is okay.
Ethel and Geoff say I am a remarkable dog because nothing seems to faze me. I don’t know what that means but I am glad they think I am remarkable. I don’t know why they should be surprised, though. After all, I am a Hero Dog.
Speaking of being a Hero Dog, a couple of weeks ago during all the commotion Ethel got very sick. I had to save her not once but twice! I was very worried about her and stayed very close during those two weeks. One day I couldn’t wake her. I was so worried, but I remembered my training and went to Geoff’s room and woke him up and told him something was wrong with Ethel. He came running after me to her. It turned out that she was just sleeping very deeply from the medicine, but I got lots of hugs and praise anyway. They said better safe than sorry and I did exactly the right thing.
Ethel is getting better and yesterday she was able to go for a long walk with me exploring our new neighborhood. By the way, she says our year is almost up and next month we will legally belong to each other. She is pretty excited about it. I don’t understand because as far as I am concerned we already belong to each other.
I will write again next month. Thank you for making it possible for me to be a Hero Dog. I love my life.