January 3rd 2014 3:03 pm
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It's been really busy lately(something about holidays?) but mom says I've been handling everything so much better than I did this time last year.
Christmas day, despite the fact that mom's whole family was over and her sister's little humans were loud and moving all of the time, I sat calmly under the table and watched them opening presents(the loudest, motion involving behavior of the day). When more family showed up, it caught me off guard and mom had to take me inside to let me calm down, but when I went back out I watched everyone and even let mom's younger cousin pet me!
On New Year's eve, mom's parent's new neighbors set off fireworks. We weren't really expecting that because usually it's pretty calm because everyone waits for the 4th of July. Mom was really calm, put my Thundershirt and my Thundercap on and gave me a little ultracalm treat, then she set up some music in her room and left me to relax in my crate. And I did! No pacing, no whining. I just relaxed and listened to the music.
When I could finally go back to work with mom(yesterday), I had a blast! I found a dog my size with tons of energy and the two of us played all morning. I even showed some of mom's coworkers my tricks! Even better, I only jumped out of the play yards once to follow mom and when she told me to stay put, I did. Her coworkers think I'm a genius. I was laying down on my back with my legs open and one told me to be a lady, so I rolled right over and crossed my paws. They told mom because they were shocked. She just shrugged and said it's because I'm a smart dog. A very silly, smart dog.
I got a new Martingale and I love it!(so does everyone else that's seen it)
Mom's leaving me with her parents for a few weeks...I'm a little nervous. I think mom is too. She knows I'll be fine though, she knows I'm in good, understanding hands. She also knows it gives me a chance to bond with her parents. I'm fine with her dad...but I guess now I'll have a chance to get to know her mom too.
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