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DAY 126, Thursday, 7/12/12

July 13th 2012 3:54 am
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I really wanted Bob to take me to the courts to run today, but he waited until it was too hot. He should have gotten out of bed earlier.

He did take me back to McDonalds this morning. I was a little antsy around the soda machine, but for the most part I was pretty well behaved. Of course, I drew lots of admiring glances.

 

DAY 125, Wednesday, 7/11/12

July 12th 2012 9:04 am
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Well, Bob and I did pretty well in class tonight—especially considering that we had a week off due to Independence Day. Wendy showed Bob how to put that darn training collar on me without having me fight him so much. Of course, it involved a little bit of bribery with treats, but I’m not objecting. We practiced avoiding distractions while heeling—first, with the training collar, and then, without it. We also learned to crawl, which was a cinch for me.

We have learned that Therapy Dogs International (TDI) will be having a testing session just south of Forth Worth a week from Saturday. I don’t think I’m quite ready for that test yet, but we’ll probably go just to observe. We only have a couple of more weeks left in our advanced class at PetSmart, and we may try for the AKC Canine Good Companion certification after that. I could probably pass that if I’m on my best behavior. The question is, will Bob be on his best behavior?

 

DAY 124, Tuesday, 7/10/12

July 11th 2012 8:08 am
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I really love Tony. Today he took the afternoon off just to be with me. Well…why else would he take the afternoon off? And a few days ago, he brought me a deer antler, which I have been having a grand time with.

Some of my fans have been asking for more pictures of me, so I’ll have Bob crank up the ol’ camera and take some more shots.

 

DAY 123, Monday, 7/9/12

July 10th 2012 4:06 pm
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Bob thinks he is so clever. Whenever we go out walking now, I try to be on my best behavior so he won’t put that doggone training collar back on me. I really hate it. Just to be sure, though, he always puts it in his pocket and makes sure I see it so I know that the threat looms over me if I act up. I hate to say it, but it’s working. Hmmm. Maybe Bob’s not quite as dumb as I thought.

 

DAY 122, Sunday, 7/8/12

July 8th 2012 3:58 pm
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Apparently, the City of Temple Water Plant was struck by lightning last night and was not able to pump water today. All the stores and restaurants had to close, and we were advised not to use any more water than was absolutely necessary. Bob went to the store and bought several gallons of water, so I had enough water to drink. I thought that was very considerate of him.

I heard Tony and Bob talking today about something called “snow.” I’m not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like fun. Bob said, though, that if they ever let me out in a field covered in snow, they’d never find me again. Wonder what he meant by that.

 

DAY 121, Saturday, 7/7/12

July 8th 2012 5:05 am
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Tonight, Bob watched a movie called “War Horse.” In one scene, a French girl tries to teach Joey, the horse, to jump a fence. She demonstrates by constructing a much smaller fence and jumping over it herself. Then, she says, “It’s your turn.” Instead of jumping over the high fence, though, the horse gently steps over the low fence as the girl did. Bob laughed and said that was just like me. Well, if he thinks I’m a horse, then he must be a horse’s….

 

DAY 120, Friday, 7/6/12

July 7th 2012 5:35 am
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While I really appreciate the fact that Bob loves me so much, sometimes he creeps me out when he goes all goo-goo on me. I sure hope he understands that he and I are not members of the same species.

 

DAY 119, Thursday, 7/5/12

July 6th 2012 8:30 am
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I’m breathing a sigh of relief today. My friend Cassie, who lives next door, has been sick, but her roommate Sue took her to the vet today, and she says that Cassie just has a tummy ache and will be all better after a diet of chicken and rice. And speaking of tummies, I think it’s time for me to roll over and let Bob rub my tummy. I know how much he enjoys that.

 

DAY 118, Wednesday, 7/4/12

July 5th 2012 6:59 am
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Hooray! Independence Day! I asserted my independence today by digging up a Tupperware container buried in the sand on the volleyball court. It had some kind of liquid in it, but I’m not sure exactly what. Bob really needed some exercise, so I let him chase me for five minutes before I finally dropped the container. Of course, it took a whole handful of treats to get me to let him take it away.

 

DAY 117, Tuesday, 7/3/12

July 4th 2012 6:10 am
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Today I helped Bob with his homework…you know, from obedience class. We’re getting better at heeling all the time, though Bob still hasn’t learned that chasing after other dogs takes priority over staying religiously by his side. We also worked on “drop it.” Bob gives me my favorite bone with the “take it” command, and then he tells me to “drop it” as he offers me an even better treat. The thing is, I’m so good at that game that I always drop the bone even before he has a chance to say “drop it.” He tries to use the same command outside to get me to drop things I may have picked up with my mouth, but I’m not that stupid. The “drop it” command is for treats and treats only. Don’t offer me a good treat, and I ain’t gonna drop nuttin’.

 
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