September has been nice especially since the weather has remained warm. Since it has been warm, I get to play ball as early as 6:00am and in the evening we play ball at 9:00pm. I am fortunate that my puppy raiser loves to play ball too and in the rain! What are the chances?`
My favorite game is “find it”. I have a plastic container with holes in the lid, my raiser puts smelly food inside and hides it in the yard and I get to sniff it out. The game begins with me sitting patiently in our mud room behind the glass door. Once the container is hidden, my raiser comes to the door, opens it, and (I sit and wait) until she says “find it!”. I run as fast as I can, with my nose in the air, sniffing for the container. Once I find it, I sit and get a wonderful treat. Then we play it again and again. Its my favorite, maybe as fun as playing ball! We played “find it” in Sherwood Gardens, and then we hung out in a tree. I like climbing and sitting in the trees there.
Doing the laundry is not so fun. Iiked it at first, but now I am not interested. We keep practicing, but I try to wander away as soon as my raiser turns her back. Back to school has been great. I have been to my puppy raisers school twice already. The teachers and children love when I come to school activities.
Yesterday I went to Michael’s craft store. I saw some pretty neat stuff, like feathers and flowers on sticks but I was told to “leave it”. We had to wait in a very slow line, so my raiser took items out of the basket and put them on the floor. I did great at handing them to her. The most difficult item I had to pick up was a metal wreath hanger, and it was a little heavy, but I did it! I picked up every item off of the floor and placed it in the basket. I also practice giving the credit card to the cashier. We use an old credit card because I would get to excited and I chewed the card once or twice.
I went to the hairdresser and I was exceptionally well behaved. Everyone was impressed when I handed the credit card to the lady and took it from her and gave it back to my handler.
I am good picking up things off of the floor when dropped.
I cant wait until October, I have a fun Halloween costume to wear.