I have some good news to report on this exciting Monday. After
gazillion years months of endless waiting, the forbidden fruit became unforbidden. One apple just happened to fall down with its rosy cheeks up. I didn’t see it fall and no I didn’t touch it. I know, I know. In hindsight, I should have, could have waited at the bottom of the tree and gobbled it up right there as we all know that an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
We are waiting!!!
Oh my, I don’t dare to look said Ms. Z
OK, let’s get this over with
We supposedly live in a democratic household so after we had looked at the apple on the kitchen countertop for
ages days my kitchen staff split the apple into four equal parts. All seeds and the core were removed as those are very bad for us canines.
There is a second apple that keeps staring at me from the kitchen countertop. That one didn’t fall down but had to be harvested to save a fragile looking tree limb from breaking. The limb had three apples on it and just couldn’t support those. I would have taken all three apples, but hey my opinion doesn’t seem to count
most of the time sometimes. Calling headquarters a semi-democratic institution would probably be more accurate. They are trying their best but some seem to be more equal than others. One can always hope though that one day we’ll all be the same.
If you’re wondering what else we canines can eat besides apples, here is a list of some of the human goodies that canines can eat.
Gone with the wind are my best buddy Capone and my new CCI friend Adonis. We took care of Adonis for only two days but when he left it felt like he was already part of the fur-amily.
Lots happened in the last three days. The evening before Capone had to drive south for his graduation, we had one last playdate. You can find the video of Capone’s graduation here. Adonis stayed with us for two days since both his puppy raisers went with Capone to the graduation ceremony.
Someone at my house, you can guess who, loves taking pictures especially puppy pictures. So there are now a gazillion plus pictures in addition to the ones we already have that have to be sorted. Here is a photo showing Adonis on my red bed. OK, ok, it is Ms. Zulu’s bed too.
Moi 7 weeks
Moi 10 weeks
Adonis is only 10 weeks old. Just as a comparison there is one photo of me when I was 3 weeks younger than Adonis is now. At that age, I didn’t have a magic cape like Adonis. Remember, I had just
escaped been adopted from the shelter. Nonetheless, I had my football and an angel on my chest. Since we didn’t have a photo of me when I was 10 weeks old on the red bed (how come???!!!) we threw in the one that shows me when I went sailing for the second time in my life.
Enjoy your Sunny Day and wishing you smooth sailing this week,
We are currently unavailable… because we are puppy sitting a CCI puppy! It’s quite a job. There is lots of going for a walk, business # ones and twos, playing, making sure nobody gets into trouble, and what not. Never knew puppy sitting was this busy. It’s loads of fun but am wondering when I can catch up on my sleep…
Hi, nice to meet you!
More later, gotta run,
As promised, here is the new addition to my uniform. Ms. Zulu assisted me while I posed for the first time with the new scarf. So this time it was Dogtors with Borders. Yes, Ms. Zulu is at least 50% Border Collie as far as we can tell. If you would like to know more about my Dogtors without Borders work then go to my resume page. We updated it recently.
As you can see Ms. Zulu and I took our job very seriously and we were very focused throughout the photo session. This may or may not have anything to do with the treats in front of us. You be the judge.
OK, gotta run, I have a farewell party to attend to say goodbye to my best buddy Capone and hello to a new CCI friend in training. Yeah, Capone is leaving us in 1.5 weeks to start professional service dog training in South Florida. We will miss him for sure. I (well maybe one of my dedicated assistants) will try to capture some nice photos so you can see Capone one more time and to introduce the new CCI puppy. I’m sure you will get to see more of the newbie because when Capone is traveling to South Florida we get to babysit the new 9-week old pup for four days. That oughta be fun.
And remember, be dedicated and thou shall be rewarded,
Wake-up, Wake-up! It’s another beautiful morning and Earth Day! We had a nice walk in the woods. As you can see the Pinecone Forest in our neck of the woods is recovering nicely from a dangerous affair. Hope you get to enjoy the outdoors today too.
Relish the sounds of nature
The ZAB team
Hope your Sunnyday was as sunny as mine. Mine was packed with fun as I went to agility training! The event with the inedibles did not repeat itself. I did look but the thing was nowhere to be found. That may have been a good thing.
The trainer said that I’m very fast on my feet and a quick study. This time, all the obstacles we had practiced in previous sessions were spread out over the training field. M said the course was hard work but I can’t imagine why as she never jumped/ ran/ crawled through/ over tunnels, hurdles, boardwalks, or A-frames. Us canines did the hard work. The Ms and Ds only had to point fingers to direct us while they walked on the inside of the course. To be fair the Ms and Ds did have to give us treats. That is an important if not the most important part of the game.
What the agility course looks like? Well, I had to start on the boardwalk, then jump through the tire, turn sharply and jump over a hurdle, go to the platform and stand/ sit on it, jump over another hurdle, crawl through a tunnel, and then run over the A-frame. That was so much fun, I could do it over and over again. Not sure if you noticed but the tunnel is now a piece of cake. Yes, it did help that there were crumbs of some sort of cake all over it.
The board walk and tire
Platform, hurdles, and tunnel
Mission Accomplished; waiting for a second turn
Two weeks from now will be my last basic training session and the trainer asked if we want to continue with Agility Training 1 in May. Of course, who would not want that?!
Have a great week and don’t forget: jumping through hoops can be fun,
It’s a sunny Sunday so M and I went out to the park today. But first, we had to drop off donations for a local wildlife rescue organization. Two volunteers, a lady and her daughter, helped us unload the car. Once the car was empty, we started talking about rescuing wildlife and animal therapy with shelter dogs. Not sure how the two go together but one thing led to another. The lady told us how she had a house full of ducks, rabbits, dogs, and other animals that needed rescuing. It sounded like a wonderful place to live.
Once in the park, we used the agility equipment. It’s getting easier to jump on the equipment now that I’m taller and more experienced. The high seas don’t seem so high anymore. I also met a ninja woman. She was walking on a slackline. She even let me sniff out her new equipment: a ninja line with knotted tug ropes. It looked like a great training device for me too.
The high seas
The agility equipment
LOL; this is easy peasy now!
Happy Sunnyday! Exercise but leave time for naps,