December 22nd 2009 7:36 pm
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I've been working a lot. That's not a complaint. I love my job. Today, when we went to the laundromat, I got bouncy and wanted to play with my leash. I've started talking to Mom when she puts my vest on. I hold out my head and make little noises. If I had a tail it would be wagging. I wiggle my butt a little, but have to hold still for her to buckle my vest. We put the wash in and then Mom took me over to Peet's for a coffee. I'm getting really good at waiting while the clothes dry and Mom folds them. Today, I stayed on my mat the whole time. Mom kept getting down into my face and saying, "You are being SO good." If I carried a sign, it would say "Will Work for Praise".
Then we went to get her prescription filled. A man there said how "beautiful" I am. We were standing in line. He said, "She's been trained to sit." I thought, duh. Mom must have been thinking the same thing, and she said, "she's been taught to do a lot of things." We sat down to wait and I settled right at Mom's feet like I'm supposed to, as if to say, "I'm trained to lie down, too." His hearing wasn't good so Mom had to sort of shout "MINIATURE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD". Then she handed him one of my brochures.
When she put me in the car, took my work clothes off and we did our celebration play with my tug, she said, "I'm so proud of you." I love that.
fine job Rethy.. Many people are amazed by dogs who can sit for more than 3 seconds. You are doing a great job helping your mom out. I wag my butt, too when mom puts on my vest :o)
Enjoy your work and don't forget to remind your mom of play and goofy time.
Wags and woofs, Jolanda and sonja
Thx you guys. Mom likes to play, too. She takes me out every morning and "chucks" the ball until I plop down in front of her when I bring it back...just to catch my breath. That takes awhile because I love to run and run and run. We like to floor-wrestle, too. I also have a big sister, Belle. I play with her a lot.
If Mom gets too serious, I start tossing my donut around. That cracks her up. She made a little movie of it and put it on my page. Check it out.