BORN TO SERVE - My Life Of Being A SERVICE DOG

I'm a City Slicker Now!!!!

March 4th 2007 11:28 pm
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Poor mom had an emergency move to make when she got back from Virginia at the beginning of February. So, she had to find a place really quickly. Mom found a lovely apartment complex that had an ADA (American With Disabilities Act) unit. It has a "huge" 2nd bathroom that is wheelchair accessible and because of its size it's now my place to eat and drink water. The wall plugs are farther up the wall and mom doesn't have to bend down to get something plugged in. The Master bath has a shower unit instead of a tub. Mom says its a whole lot easier to manage that then a tub. The kitchen is tiny, but since its just mom and me now we don't need a big one. It has a very nice outside patio area and I've been told that I can't "pee" on the dirt part. Also, mom has a washer and dryer off the patio and she likes knowing that the apartment came with it. The 2nd bedroom is mom's office, sewing and craft room. It has a nice living and dining area too. Mom put my doggie bed under the sofa table and I love it there. No one can trip over me.. YEA!!!

Mom has lived with her folks for a very long time because of her medical issues. They decided it was time that she moved out because they wanted to have peace and quiet with no one around. So, mom was shocked at how sudden this was after getting back from seeing her new grandbaby. Most of her belongings have been in storage and she has gone thru them and dumped a lot into the landfil. She had no furniture, lamps, plates, etc.. She got rid of most of her things many, many, many years ago. So, she had to buy quite a few things to set up the apartment.

The place is about 15 miles away from our old place in the country. It might be in the city, but man is it ever quiet here. The complex is surrounded by residential homes and a park is on one side. I've met a few dogs already and I've been on my best behavior. They have these neat "doggy" stations all over the place for our business can be picked up and disposed of. I don't mind peeing anywhere, but I'm use to running in the back yard to find a spot. I made mom take me out 10 times just for I could sniff the area. I couldn't understand "why" she was so happy that I finally did my business. She never use to care about that... BOL

Oh, I did meet a cat... BOL... It was black and it came onto my patio... Fair game... dang -- I have a WALL and it was gone in a flash. I did see it later and almost took mom down when I went to "tree" it. Mom was so mad at me and she made me come and sit next to her. She gave me one heck of a lecture that I'm a Service Dog and have to pay attention to her "only"... When mom gives that kind of lecture ---- I LISTEN!!!

So, I now live in the city and have to learn the ropes of being a city dog.... I do miss running FREE in a yard thou... BUT mom now takes me for leisure walks throughout the complex..

See ya...

 
 

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