Well, it’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog. And for those of you that follow me, you know that’s unusual because I rarely miss a month. But there are a couple of good reasons why you haven’t heard from me lately.
The first is that Brent bought a new tablet for us to share. I’m still getting used to this thing and my paws definitely work better with a mouse than this touch pad thingy. But more importantly, I’ve been busy as a service dog. Brent got in a bicycle accident on his way to work one morning and was laid up at home while he recovered. We can joke now about me having my own disabled Veteran to take care of, but in truth all of my training did pay off and I really stepped up my game.
I laid quietly when he didn’t need me and gave him comfort when he needed that. I helped him take off his shoes and socks when he couldn’t reach them. And more than once when he dropped something, like the TV remote or his keys, I picked them up and gave them back to him. I even helped him with his blanket. He said he was proud of me and I made his recovery better.
Now that he is mostly recovered we are really enjoying the nice weather. Much like Hero Dogs Libby, I can’t chase the tennis ball enough. I do miss my little soccer ball after I bit down on it a little too hard. But my tennis balls are keeping me busy. It’s even more fun when it’s muddy. I don’t understand how Brent and Jamie get tired before I do. All they have to do is stand there and throw the ball.
My training is right on track. Jamie and I go to Hero Dogs every week and learn new skills. I’m currently working hard on “UNDER.” That’s a tough one but it’s important to use on a train or bus. We also go on lots of outings to stores and restaurants. Brent has even taken me to work with him so I could meet his coworkers and learn to be quiet in the workplace.
So you can see I have actually been bisy, I mean bizzy, auto-correct busy (<= darn touch pad again). Jamie said as soon as I finish my blog, she would throw the tennis ball for me. Yeah!!