Hello everyone! July has been a fun month of meeting new people, going to some fun events, and growing fast. I spent my first 4th of July at a party where there were a whole bunch of new people and dogs. Everyone wanted to pet me and give me some love, which I was just fine with; I gave everyone a good wiggle for their efforts. I made sure to give some loving kisses to the little one year old who was my height. The dogs were older than me but they let me play with them and didn’t mind my puppy play. I then went to visit the USO at Fort Belvoir, in which my main job was to greet all the people and let them pet me, and it was the best job ever!
There was also a family event on base where I got to see the Air Force Band, color guard, and even a helicopter. The pilots liked me so much they let me hop on in and explore. Laura, Louis, and I explained all about Hero Dogs and handed out some cards. One of Louis’ co-workers had a birthday and I attended his party at Louis’ work where I showed off my skills, and everyone said I was a very good puppy!
I finished my first round of Puppy Kindergarten but that didn’t mean Laura and Louis let me slack off. We kept working and I can do sit, down, stand, wait, and come. We also worked on being nice with my teeth with “easy.” I really like playing hide and seek, where Louis and Laura will hide around the house and I have to find them. They also will put treats on my paws and tell me to wait, which I do. Then, they give me a treat for being such a good patient boy. I have also been working on sitting and waiting for doors, as well as getting in and out of my kennel.
I really like my morning walks, especially when it isn’t so hot out, and I have been working on heel. I have also made some walking friends who always see me and greet me. At night when it cools off Laura, Louis, and I go outside and play in the backyard. I get to run around, play catch with my Kong ball, and sniff out sticks. Sometimes Laura and Louis have a fire outside, and I sit nicely under one of their chairs chewing on my bone.
Until next month,