Recert and MP-21

And yes, we are back in business in the animal therapy world as well. It took a while as M had surgery and was not supposed to do much of anything for way too long. It meant that I was super busy lending a helping paw. I followed her around like a puppy and lay down next to her to make sure she got enough rest. Man, let me tell you, you can get tired from lying down all day.

I also helped with chores. In the morning I had to make my own bed (yes, I do have a nice soft comfy blanket on my bed). I already put my toys away every day but now I had to pick up stuff M dropped on the floor as well. Yes, she can be quite messy. The good news is that I made a lot of treats for my treat account with all my extra helping. Maybe I should make this into a side business to keep the treats flowing.

IMG_8999b dIn addition, I got recertified for animal therapy a couple of weeks ago; this has to be done every two years to make sure we can still dot our i’s and cross our t’s. As an official R.E.A.D. partner, this was, of course, no problemo. Since all was deemed in order, we were able to visit the library together this morning for the first time in what felt like ages. Children R.E.A.D. to me while they petted me. It’s a nice way to start the day.  Hope y’all had a good start of the weekend too,

Benji

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Ducks in a Row

What’s up you ask? Well, I should report that I haven’t been on a super-secret-mission yet after I passed the exam last week. As you can imagine I am eager to flash my badge; you know, the one with Therapy Animal on it! I practiced flashing it many times already. I think I am fluent now so I got all my ducks in a row [as you can witness here; and yes, I now have two Duckys!].

ducks

So the waiting is on mom to finish her part. At least she passed the criminal check (Sooo glad to know that I am not living with a criminal; after all moving is not my favorite hobby) and she finished the medical screening and paperwork. Now, all that is left are the shadow visits. I can’t go with her then, so I have to trust that she will be alright without me. Since there are no treats in sight and dinner is still far out, I think I will catch up on my sleep for now. Maybe you should do the same. 

Happy dreams,    

Benji   

A New Trick

My assistants tell me that WordPress is finally acting normal again. Pff, so glad I don’t have to worry about the technical stuff.  Computers are so boring, except for when they play animal movies, then I pay attention. Anyway, I wanted to tell you about a new trick I taught myself. I call it “stuffing balls”. The trick is to stuff as many tennis balls in your mouth as possible. So far, I am up to two. Don’t believe me? Just look at the second photo. My goal is three. Unfortunately, I only have two tennis balls so I am devising a method to acquire more. Maybe I can sneak one or two into my quarters from the park. 

WARNING: The following photos feature stunts performed under the strict supervision of professionals. Accordingly, Benji and his assistants must insist that no one attempt to re-create or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on these photos.

 

The Puppy Files

What’s up, you ask? Well, we are busy playing games… Here is the Rain Pipe Game that we invented on one of those rainy days. Ms. Zulu loves to watch and get treats for just sitting pretty… 

Snapshot 4 (6-21-2016 11-07 AM)

What you need:
– one flexible rain pipe
– a couple of tennis balls
– a post/ wall to attach it to

Costs: less than $10