Arrival Story: Yogi was adopted through ARPH (Aussie Rescue and Placement Helpline) He entered the rescue in SC and was transported to PA to be fostered by my brother and sister-in-law. I decided to be his forever mom and he moved in on April 14, 2007.
I am just so excited because I made a new furfriend today! Her name is Clair and she is visiting with the neighbor from across the creek. She is a very pretty chocolate lab and she is very playful. We went outside to play in the snow and something caught my eye. I would not stop looking in that direction and every once in a while I would let out a little bark. I was inviting her to come to my yard and when she caught sight of me she ran right over. Mom was happy for me have a visit from someone I can wrestle and rough house. It did not take us long to get so tired from running and wrestling in the foot of snow that we have. I was sad when she had to go home but guess what. Her temporary Dad said she may be staying permanently. I hope this is true.
We had our 5th class. It was mostly agility. Mom was suprised how well I did because I don't have very much interest in our backyard stuff. I raelly seemed to like the tunnel and at on point Cookie ran through one direction while I ran through the other way. I also did the weave poles for the first time. We now have ours set up in the basement to practice because the weather is terrible. I hope Mom gets the tunnel out too. We also worked on getting our front paws on a phonebook. I already have this mastered. When Mom says on and points to the phonebook I put my front paws up there. The trainer was laughing when she asked us to show her how we were doing with our new trick and I wiggled my ears when Mom says "EARS". This was not really very hard since this is a natural behavior for me. Mom just waits for me to do it, captures with the clicker, and says ears. I'm a quick learner. I didn't want to do jumps at first and kept knocking the bars off but Mom did not get mad. She knows I like rally better. We had a great time again!
Tonight was our 4th class and we had fun. I loved everything. First we showed the trainer what we would do with an empty box. I stepped in it, stood in it, sat in it, fliped it up on its side. I was very creative. Then we worked on our trick. Mine is to wiggle my ears. I'll do anything to make Mom laugh. Then we worked on agility. When it was my turn Mom told me jump and I plowed right into the bar and knocked it over. Oh well I guess that needs work. Actually later on I was doing much better but the trainer said I hop over it like a bunny, all four paws at once. Guess its a good thing Mom likes bunnies too. Then we got to play with the tunnel and Cookie and I ran through it so many times. Next we worked on a mini rally course and I can tell Mom is getting much more confident and I so want to do as she wishes. At the end we worked on heeling in circles and figure eights. Class was so tiring we are going to sleep good tonight!