I haven’t mentioned that I am still going to class because well, I dont really like it. It is too much work. I would rather just play. I bark and bark at the other dogs. When I do try to get their attention, I get a time out. I just dont understand why I cant be the center of attention all the time.
I am good at heeling. I like to heel because that means I can go on longer walks. Sometimes we go up to a park near my house. I like that park because I can play in the stream. There is also a cool nature walk. We go on Sundays when there aren’t a lot of people around. That way we can practice.
Lately though its been raining a lot so we have gone to the mall for a walk. I love the mall – it smells like people food. I had a couple of events this month, but both were canceled because of rain. I am getting a little tired of the rain, but do like splashing in the mud. Alison doesn’t like it though. She rubs me with a towel when we are done. Sometimes if I am really muddy I will get brushed. I am good with the towel rub, but brushing is hard. I have to stand and stay. I am not very good at that, but I am practicing.
I have gotten BIG! Alison says I doubled in size when she and Steve were gone on vacation. I dont know about that, but I do know I can hold my own playing with Otto. He is still much much bigger than me. I am almost as tall as Saki! She will run with me in the backyard. I cant beat her, but I can keep up pretty well. She loves to run and we get into some pretty good races. Sometimes she gets too excited and will snap at me. That’s when I run to Alison and we play ball for a while.
I am looking forward to October because I hear Halloween is fun. I might even get a costume. I would like to go treat or treating, but I am not allowed chocolate or candy. Maybe my friends on the block could find some doggy treats for me.