Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hi there!

I hope you have not given up on me!

This picture was taken today....
we were working on training to walk a gravel road..
(not that there is one nearby my place!)

You know, against traffic, around mailboxes, travel by barking dogs, people out working their yards, you know just a few distractions!!

I guess , I should explain why I have not written,,,
I guess you could say that I have been busy!!

As far as training goes, we have been working in different types of weather.
Guess what my dog did!

In the rain.......
She jumped over the puddles!

Thats okay, only I was not ready!
I felt like I was flying!


We are working on that part.

I did not take in consideration of getting a "train"dog that I would have to do training!!

Of course, now that makes sense. How can any one know what situation I will be in, except me!
So, Miss Phoebe and I have a lot of work to do.
She is "trained" to be trained by me.

I am learning so much!!

This next picture was found on one of my routes
doing residential training.
If you don't know me by now. You will learn that I love finding textures.

Isn't this gorgeous!

Last couple of days turned out to be sunny,
All the trees suddenly popped
If you look will see how exhausting this work really is!!

This lady is 70 years old.
When she returnsw home, Wisconsin, she will be returning to culinary school, where she is getting a degree!!

Her name is Marie,,, She is funny as all get out!

Absolultely hillarious!
Between her and this other lady, Peg, we have the best of times.
Oh, did I tell you that Peg is 84 years old!

Peg is getting her 6th dog!!
I will post a picture soon.

This next picture is us getting lined up to get into our bus.

I am hoping I will do a better job of keeping in touch.

Since I have better vision than most, (at times!)
I have taken it upon myself to do pictures for them.
I was afraid I would lose all the pics when I put the card into the laptop!!

But, I just checked...

they are still there!

At 6:30 tonight, we will get to meet the puppy raisers thart raised our dog.
I will get some pictures.

Tonight we are having Pizza!

Of course we will play cards afterwards.

Okay, it Is time to care for the pooch...
I will be back tomorrow!!
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Mama-Beans said...

ha ha, jumping puddles!!!!! And that will NOT work in rainy Portland! You two will get all the kincks figured out, and it is such fun following along!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, you have been missed
Love Mom

alyca said...

I hope the puppy raiser meeting goes well! I am sure Phoebe loves you the most (even if it turns out that she doesn't know it just yet). Good luck on those puddles!!

Matthew & Julia said...

Yay you're back! I've missed your posts! The scenic photo you took is wonderful - so pretty! It seems that the training process involves a lot of hard work, but it's great that the others there with you are so entertaining. Now I wonder if you will train Phoebe to sideskirt the pubbles, or if she will train you to leap over them with her ;D

Bon said...

The puppy trainer meeting went well!
The lady cried when she saw Phoebe!

And then again after she visited a bit with me.She feels it was a good match!
Also excited and jealous of all the places we will go!

As far as the puddles, we are going to work on that as soon as it rains again!
Which should be next week, I hear!
bye for now,


Di said...

So interesting to realize Phoebe probably hadn't experienced much rain before. Don't forget how to train her in the rain so you can train her in the snow and the ice and the...

I am enjoying reading your posts very much. Have fun!