Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hey everybody! Sorry I've been missing for a while! Mom was traveling, then mom was sick and well, here's everything that's happened the last week or two in a nutshell:
1. Mom went away for a work trip. On said work trip, she got food poisoning (not pretty people, not pretty at all!). At first they thought it was her appendix, but it was just some bad chicken. She was pretty much out of it for four days, during this we come to news story number 2;
2. Mom took me for my graduation test (while still with the food poisoning). I did pretty good except for my down stay (which I normally rock, but I did rock my sit stay, which I usually mess up, weird huh?) and the exam by stranger. I wanted none of trainer Beth touching me because:
a. she had some weird cast thing on her thumb...how am I supposed to know where that's been?
b. mom felt like crap, and I wanted to stay with mom and keep her from the thumb thing in case it made her feel craptastic-er.
We had to wait till TUESDAY (the test was on Thursday) to get our results. Mom was nervous, I was nervous, I didn't even eat my chicken until trainer Beth called. She talked with mom and told mom she thought I'd do better if I went through the class again. At first mom was upset, but after talking with dad, realized the best thing for me is a strong foundation. And she's pretty sure I'll kick ass and take names in my redo of the class, especially if she's 100 percent and not craptastic.
Beth said I had beautiful heeling and recall work and was confused as to why I messed up my down stay (aren't we all?) but thinks I'll be ROCK SOLID after a rerun. Oh, and I'm still getting a new collar AND leash just for being so awesome! I love mom!
3. Demo has begun on the bathroom. I'm supervising. We've only had one incident of Dad running out of the house, soaked in water, to turn off the water main. Dad's dad (papa) is down helping him with the work...so far it passes all Anna codes.
4. Went to see some dogs. While talking to trainer Beth, she invited mom to the AKC dog agility trial this last weekend. Mom asked if she could take me, and Beth said normally no, but said it would be a great socialization time for me so to bring me.
We went and I did so freakin' good. I even saw trainer Beth (sans thumb thing) and kissed and licked her and let her pet me. Mom was just like "Now why didn't she do this the other night?!?!!?" I let lots of strange people pet me. And OMG there were sooooo many freakin' little Rebels (aka shelties) running around! It was INSANE!! We stayed for a few hours and after I did so good, mom got me my own Micky D's hamburger! Yum! I'm still thinking about the agility thing...might be fun!
That's about it for now...I've got a lot of blogger buddy reading to catch back up on! Toodles!