I know, I know, we haven’t been in touch for a while but we’re still here and not in jail yet although the heading might tell you otherwise. Life has been fun with the little guy. He is turning into a big champ who is up for anything that keeps him moving! Agility, dock diving, you name it and he is in. He even got invited to herd some sheep AND he is allowed to come back! We can honestly say that he has a few tricks up his sleeve. That’s what led us to sit for the Trick Dog Exam in May. I’m happy to report that we are now officially two tricksters. That should keep us out of jail at least for a little while.
Where is da treat?
Let’s cut this crap
Just one more month and Da Sky will be one! I hope there will be a big partay with a mighty birthday cake. I’m definitely counting down for that one!
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.
In 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,
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!].
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.
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.
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…
What you need:
– one flexible rain pipe
– a couple of tennis balls
– a post/ wall to attach it to
Costs: less than $10