Dave has been a pretty busy pup! These past couple weeks have been, in a way, life changing for him.
We had a very good Thanksgiving. Dave usually hangs out in my room, with a baby gate up so he can still watch the groups of people come and go while we eat dinner. Our friends are great about not feeding our dogs table food, but it's a tight squeeze sometimes depending on how many people come! Once the humans are full and on the verge of exploding, Dave comes out, goes busy outside and gets to have playtime with whoever (meaning everybody) will play with his toys.
|(Dave poses with a Thanksgiving headband on)|
|(Dave, Meagan, her siblings and their great-grandmother pose for a picture)|
|(Dave lays on his back, feet in the air with his favorite no-stuffing fox by his head)|
|(prior to the meeting, Meagan and Dave sit beside the trail and smile for the camera)|
|(Sue, our Area Coordinator, shows Dave the harness to let Dave smell it)|
|(Sue helps Meagan put the harness over Dave's head and get it clip on. I think Dave was more interested in licking Sue!)|
|(Dave lays quietly beside Meagan while wearing the harness)|
|(mmmm.... Dave looks so handsome in leather!)|
|(The pups work on some down stays for obedience)|
|(Leslie and Bentley work with Meagan and Dave on dog distractions... They are improving on the recalls Jen Garrity! :)|
|(Dave wears a green, red and gold wreath around his neck while sitting in front of our fully decorated tree)|
|(Dave and Meagan on the dock while a beautifully decorated boat passes behind)|
|(Dave watches one of the 33 boats that passes during the parade)|
Now for some, exciting, tear jerking news we received in the mail.
|(Dave's In For Training notice for January 14th arrived in the mail this past Saturday)|
We are excited that Dave is ready for college. He is so smart and loves to get his blue coat on to "go with me" and work. His favorite command (other then take-a-break for his meals) is "find the door" with a crisp and upbeat "switch" at the switch doors. Dave also really LOVES stairs. Like really loves them. I think it's like kids who don't have stairs of their own, so they love to go to peoples houses just to climb their stairs. I'm anxious to see what Dave thinks of escalators!The big question I get is "Will you raise again?". Well, that is a question I've answered