This month we celebrated one of my favorite human holidays! Valentine’s Day! It is a day to celebrate those you love! Sounds like the best day ever to me! I did a little photo shoot to make sure all the single dog ladies know I am very romantic! My humans gave me a giant biscuit in the shape of a bone and it was very yummy!
Shortly after that it snowed again! We played, frolicked, and built a snowman!
I am learning to be patient and show others how to be healthy by leaving vegetables on my head, and I “wait” until the human hands me the vegetables to eat. I am not a picky eater and I love my veggies very much! Christen said I would be a great example to human kids because I love to eat my vegetables, exercise, work hard, and I even take my shots very well. Maybe if kids balance veggies on their heads they would like to eat them too!
Of course I made many Walter Reed (WRNMMC) visits this month. As we were walking in the hospital, I turned the corner like I usually do and not only did I see my Red Cross pack, but I saw part of my Hero Dogs pack too! Teddy and Grant finally joined me with the Red Cross pack at Walter Reed this month, and it was sooo exciting to see them there! I cannot tell you what an amazing feeling it was to have them join me at Walter Reed. I grew up looking up to Teddy and Grant, and now we were going to work in the hospital together!
I hung out in pediatrics, and there were sooo many kids so I was in heaven! One little girl really liked my wagging tail! At the outpatient amputee clinic, I was very surprised to see one of my first long term patients I visited when I started at Walter Reed, and I was so happy to see him doing so well! He remembered me and gave me some good pets! I love seeing the people I visit get better, but part of that means I don’t always get to see them again. Because we visit the outpatient clinic as well, I now get that chance to run into them and their families again! Oh, and my friend was given a blanket that had fleece tassels on it, and I really, really wanted to tug on them… I swore those were only for “Pull.” Sometimes I just can’t help remembering all my service dog training!
At Hero Dogs class this month we learned how to ride in elevators and the Metro. Of course, this was all set up at Hero Dogs with dog pens and chairs. I did very well, and I didn’t even mind Christen wobbling around a bit to simulate a real Metro ride. At the end of class I got a blue bag of goodies that were donated to each Hero Dog! I was so excited to see what was in it!
I got a new toy each day from that blue bag! It was so much fun! I also loved the training treats as well! The bag had this purple squeaky ring in it that I love so much, and I like to put my nose in it! It also had two big squeaky tennis balls that I LOVE, a Nylabone, a squeaky rubber stick, and a soft squeaky ring! At another class this month, I got to stick my head in buckets and tight spaces to get objects! I love that game!
Spring is right around the corner! I can’t wait for next month, as I will be busy working hard and celebrating a couple of holidays, including the bunny holiday!