February 11th 2011 11:24 am
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Wow, it's been a long time since I wrote in my diary or caught up with friends. Mom has been keeping me busy, going places including the park. YIPPPEEEE!
Okay, several things have happened. Mom decided she needed to give her hip some help and lose weight. She has been eating at home a lot so we haven't gone to our favorite coffee place in over a week.
On Monday, we went to her pdoc. He likes me, I can tell. Mom told him about her hip and trying to lose weight. He said maybe it is time for her to come off one of the meds that made her gain weight along with other things. They talked about me and how I am helping mom stay stable. That means I'm really doing my job. Mom was SO happy when we left his office. She told me I'm da bomb.
After that, we went to meet some friends at a coffee place. I just slept through the yacking. One lady brought some tiny pet dogs that came up to me immediately. Mom had a hard time convincing the lady that the dogs should not be playing with me while I'm working. Darn!
On Saturdays, we have been playing games and having classes outside. Lisa's puppy Zeus has grown HUGE. He is a goof ball and wants to jump on and bite every dog. Well, not me. He came running at me and I got up in his face and barked, "Don't even think about it buddy!" He backed right off and everybody laughed, then said, Way to go Rethy, you tell him. They were all surprised because I have let puppies, including Breeze, get away with that nonsense. Not Zeus. Uh uh, no way.
Yesterday evening before class, Zeus, Breeze and I got to run together. The humans all say "run, run, run" trying to wear us out before class. Zeus wanted to bite Breeze and roll her over like she used to do with me. At first I thought, hey, pay back is a bitch (so-to-speak). But I know how it feels to get beaten up by a bigger puppy, so I rushed in barking at Zeus to separate them. I chased them making sure I herded Zeus away from Breeze when he started to go for her. They have longer legs, especially Zeus, so I had to work to keep up with them. I don't get to practice herding skills very often, so that was fun. Zeus is clumsy and easy to head off. Sometimes his legs go out from under him and he lands on his snout. The humans all laugh at us, and continue to encourage me. Mom is proud of me for growing into a mature, bold dog. I'm not going to let any snot-snouted kid mess with my good friend. I have herding skills and a tough bark so back off buster!