I am back in school. Yes, I know it is a bit earlier than the human kids but I am so eager to explore the world and learn new things. Mr. Clint from Canine Craze is AWESOME! He let's us play games and walk around and around in circles. I love getting dizzy. It makes the room get larger and smaller and then I just lay on my back and gaze up at Mrs. Aldridge. She looks so nice up there. She does get a bit chagrined at me from time to time when I want to lay on the ground. She usually tempts me with the "high value" food. It's delicious! Fish kibble is to die for.
Here I am looking curious and excited on my way to Puppy Training 2....
I am learning so many new things. Remember how I told you about my training to sit, lay down and to only eat the food when I hear Mrs. Aldridge say "ok"? Oh Buddy have we moved on from there! I still practice the basics with her and Mrs. Goe but we have even more exciting things now. The best part is all the food I get to nibble! We are working on my nose right now. Yes, you smelled me right... (get it?? get it??). My nose will be very valuable when I get just a bit older. It will help me turn lights on, push the handicap button to open doors and much more. I am learning to touch things with my nose so I can get used to how that feels.
If I touch Mrs. Aldridge's hand, the traffic cone or the sparkly wand... wahlah! I get kibble. I love it. I'm so good that I can touch the traffic cone 70 times in a minute! Ok... I don't really go that fast, but it is pretty impressive how quickly I picked up the command.
Mrs. Aldridge tries to trick me by putting food all over the floor. I must admit it is a distraction to walk over all of that yummy yummy kibble, but I do it! I admit it. I do. Sometimes I sneak a taste or two. I'M SORRY!!! I just can't help myself.
I don't know what we will practice this week! I am so excited today at work just thinking about it!
Speaking of work....
IMT is the BEST job!
I was asked by Mr. Mulcahy and Ms. Wonsmos to be in another photo shoot! Yes! Another photo shoot! I wonder if they take my pictures so they can goof off at work with a puppy.... NAH!!!! They really think I have potential! Maybe I'll go to Hollywood someday?
I wonder if I am the one goofing off with the fun humans???
Guess What??? I went Swimming!
I know I confessed earlier that I did not care for water. You will be so proud to know that I have overcome my fear of the water! Not only that... I swam in DEEP water. It's ok to tell you that I was a little afraid but I had so many friends there I actually forgot I was afraid! Cross my heart with my paw it's true!
My friend Sabre, Tango, Romey, Cadence, Sailor and friends I didn't even know were swimming too! It was so much fun I slept all night. Mrs. Aldridge keeps talking about how she wants to take me back to Cherry Glen so she can have more peace and quiet. I don't know what she is talking about... that place was noisy and busy with people, dogs and boats! Sometimes I don't understand her.
Here I am learning to swim! It was so fun with all of my friends.
Sleep Overs and Cleaning
I did get to go on a Sleep Over with Mrs. Nixon! I am an early bird you know, I like to get started with my adventures early. Sometimes it is nice to let Mrs. Aldridge sleep in on Saturday. I like to visit friends, I'm such a good house guest. I will admit to sneaking on a couch or two. Can you blame me? They are so soft and comfy. Mrs. Nixon likes to take me for walks and I help her with her yard work. I'm excellent at picking up and chewing the sticks in her yard. She has awesome grand kids too! I almost.... almost got to take a bath with them!
Mrs. Cameron, an expert at IMT Insurance bought me my very own shampoo. It Rocks! I am always happy to take baths on my own when I get to use Oscar Soap.
Am I spoiled?
Are you ready for the big news?
I know you've missed me around the halls at IMT. I do have a grand excuse for missing work. Well... to be honest I've been a bit unruly lately. You know how much I adore you all; especially when you rub my tummy. I love to jump on you to show my gratitude and affection. Clearly this isn't good puppy Service Dog practice so I've had to stay home for a few days while my wild behavior (from teething I'm sure!) subsides.
ALSO... pay attention here please... I was TUETERED! I heard Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge talking about it and then the next thing I know... A trip to the Cute Lady Vet. I don't remember a lot about the visit, I was sleepy for some reason. I believe I had a grand nap while I was there. I left a little sore and wouldn't you know it, I'm missing some hair on my leg! I had to stay home from IMT and other public places for a few days. I have to admit I was not feeling like myself. I think I'll be better soon.....
See you soon!!!
To see all the pictures from my adventures, follow the links below:
Oscar's Photo Escapades
Oscar Swims at Saylorville
IMT Insurance Photo Shoot
Love and Jumps,