So sorry that it’s been so long – but life has been so busy for me and my family! Oh boy do we have lots to tell you!! First of all – I’m a city boy now! From the time I last updated you to now, I’ve moved to DC proper, and gone from spending all day with Jen to spending all day with Noah. I met my breeder, learned many new skills, AND have experienced crazy things that I never thought I would!
I went to a lake house for the first time. It was so fun! I loved the nature, the sounds, the screened-in porch (who knew you could be outside while it rains but not get wet!), and the water. My favorite thing to do was to hang out on the dock, but I also loved playing fetch in the water. I still get nervous when the water is too deep to stand – but hopefully HD Ruby can teach me her ways soon!
After the lake, we spent a week packing and moving to an apartment in DC. I was very helpful using my “take it,” “give,” and “drop” skills (some of which still need lots of work) – but I was also very good at hanging out and staying out of people’s way – no matter how much I wanted to play.
It was a big change moving from our big house in the suburbs to a small high rise apartment in DC proper. I went from my walks being on nature trails, to miles of cement and stop crosswalks. Jen and Noah say I adjusted really well. I love our new home – they have treats at the front desk for me!
Ever since moving into the apartment, I have practiced and learned a lot of new skills. I “push” the handicap button to open the door when we leave the building; I sit and wait before every elevator entrance/exit; I can “get busy” on any and all terrain (including sidewalks! Don’t worry… Jen and Noah clean up after me); and I am learning to “look” at other dogs but not run over to play every time we see them.
I have gotten to do a bunch of other fun things here as well. I live right around the corner from the White House, so every morning on our walk I am one of the first ones to reach the fence! I walk by all the monuments, important buildings, and see/meet ALL different types of people. I have experienced numerous dinners, museums, happy hours, and even other apartment complexes!
Jen and Noah say I’m almost 100% competent on any and all work outings (the only times my behavior isn’t ideal are when other dogs are there). A few months ago, I also got to meet my breeder’s daughter. She told me all about my mom, Stella, and showed me pictures of when I was a pup. She also called me “Turk” which was what they called me when I was a pup, because everything I had was turquoise.
My other favorite thing about this summer was going to my first Washington Nationals game. It was so fun!!! Anyway, Jen started a new job that takes up most of her time, so I spend my days with Noah now. He’s a lot of fun. Noah starts business school soon, so I’m really excited to get to go to classes with him.
Anyway, time for my walk. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the rest of the summer!
V/r (Very respectfully),