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i usually take cody bear to class with me on sundays, but today i took pickles. the class has been hearing about her for weeks, and cody bear is so good at the regime….i thought, “let’s bring the schmickle…a puppy.” testing is next week and they could see that even a newbie can rock it. and rock it she did!
it’s hard for a puppy to be so well behaved for 2.5 hours, but she was so good. and when it was time to do the demos even i was impressed! how did i get so lucky?
after the students left, pickles worked the room with the staff during clean up.
on one paw, it’s good to know she has people who love her…but on the other paw….it’s strange that people are wishing for my demise so they can have my puppy!
but …. the mini-muffin is tired…
this morning’s nature trek was invigorating, but behaving so well AND working a crowd have worn out my tiny border collie.
and you should know…a couple students did think it was weird not having the bear there! it was nice of them to say so. and he was jealous. he was a little more domineering than usual this evening. but when all was said and done…they fell asleep leaning on each other tonight. again, i ask, “how did i get so lucky!?”
does your dog or cat have what it takes to be a pet therapy animal? have you considered it?
if so….let’s chat!
it’s an important job. people get to see that pets are a healing part of the community, not just property.
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