Jeremiah came to stay with the Wheaton family in late October 2016 for some practical experience working in an office environment.
He went to work with me in a big government facility every day. Jeremiah got lots practice opening doors (by touching the faceplate with his nose), riding in elevators, negotiating hallways, and resisting temptations in the cafeteria. He met all kinds of humans at work, some well-behaved and some less-so. Whether he liked it or not, he also got plenty of practice turning, going “back” and standing in restrooms. Jeremiah was awesome at ignoring distractions and staying quiet during meetings. In fact, when people left the meeting, they were often startled to discover there was a dog there the whole time. Unless he was snoring, that is.
It hasn’t all been hard work. Over the holidays, he partied at the office Christmas party and went to several fine dining establishments. His stay with us was topped off by a road trip to South Carolina for Christmas break where he got to see a holiday light show. He wishes that people would reserve the fireworks for the 4th of July, though. Too loud!
Jeremiah has been a welcome addition to our family. He successfully executed his responsibility to wake up the kids (ages 3 and 6) every morning with “paws up.” He also worked on “give” when he stole their toys and had to relinquish them. He’s going to be a terrific companion for a veteran in need. What a great Hero Dog!