Let me tell you I was exhausted with seeing so many old and new friends. I have slept for two days, mainly outdoors and in any water puddle I could find. The people at the show were wonderful and everyone was so kind. The guy in the Home Depot booth kept bringing me treats and I loved them. All the people working at the show and Nikki, Shows Group, were my best friends. Nikki really knew how to give me great rubs. Every morning she greeted me and during the show she came up and gave me those great rubs. THANK YOU, Nikki!
I kinda thought Daddy felt lonely; every morning we walked into the show everyone would say hi to me or come over to the booth just to see me. I gave Daddy extra love those days to show him I cared. Daddy and Mommy talked the whole time telling people I was a Landseer Newfoundland; I did not understand; I thought everyone would know who I was and what I was. Daddy lost his voice half way through the second week and now he has to give me hand signs until he can speak again. Lucy and I keep looking away from him and play like we cannot see his signs. HeeHeeHee.
The only time Daddy was disappointed in me was on Friday night after the show. We came home and it was raining. My favorite days are rainy days. I sprung out of the car and found the biggest mud puddle I could find in the yard. I ran full blast, picked up my legs and slid across the mud and water. My sister came out and joined and we had a blast. Daddy said I was bad and he had to get up at 4:45 AM on Saturday to wash me and get me dry for the Saturday show at 10:00. I love the water and mud; to me it is called having fun, not being bad, Daddy.
Hanging in the mud with my sister; THAT IS A GREAT DAY!
My sister Lucy did it. She 15 months old and she graduated from SunnySide Training Center in Johnston Ohio with her Canine Good Citizen class and took her test and passed. Lucy is really good to humans, now towards me she a little stinker. She constantly is pulling on my ears and harassing me. Daddy says it the puppy in her, but I think it just her being my sister. You know how sisters can be. Yet, I love my little sister
The Dispatch Home and Garden Show has started and we have had a blast. Before the door open all the vendors came down to pet me and say Hi. I love our neighbors Amanda from Logan Heating and Air; she is a star and she still got on her knees and played with me. Then the doors open and the crowd of people flowed in for 2 days. I had over 250 photos the first day and Daddy lost count after 310 photos on the second day. Daddy needs to go back to school and learn more math so he can count higher.
So many of my friends and new friends stop by to say hi and pet me. I love them all and I think I made some of them feel really good. Several female humans cried and said I was so cute. One lady held me for so long and said, "I just needed this and thanked me." Another female human got on the floor with me and held me tight and told me I was like a Teddy Bear. I wanted to tell her Teddy Bears are not this cute and they are not this soft and fluffy; yet the lady smelled so nice and was soft herself, so we just cuddled.
My favorite was all the little Humans that petted me so nice and held me. One blind little human came up and ran her hands all over my face and then held me; she did the same to my Daddy's face and held him and then she said to her Mommy, "They both are furry." The little girls Mommy cried and thanked me. That little human was so sweet and her hands were soft.
Please remember I will be at the Dispatch Home and Garden Show on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please come down and see me, Mo and Maggie (Mo and Maggie are the lawn robots friends; they are the stars of the booth ) in the Autmow Booth next to the front door. My Mommy and Daddy tell people all about my robot friends and how they help older humans and humans with body part problems stay in their homes. Human Mommies and Daddies are like that and they care for everyone.
I hope to see you guys soon,
Karen Smith is the owner of SunnySide Training Center for dogs with her daughter Megan. I know most of my furry friends do not need a trainer, but your human friends do. You see Karen and Megan really teach your Mommy and Daddy's how to act in the ring when we do our own thing. They also have a Club for all the Therapy Dog International dogs and Big Mike is one of the officers. I like big Mike, but I love his furry friend Anna. She is so sweet and cute.
Karen and Megan are really good and they have the best treats in town. I love Karen, Megan and big Mike.
This is my classmate Anna and Big Mike. I do not know if you feel the same, but my heart is racing and my tail is keeping time on the floor thinking of my friend Anna.
After my class crushed the Therapy Dog International (TDI) test and we all graduated I came home and played with my sister outside and in the biggest watering hole I could find. Once again daddy had words that I am not allow to repeat, but Mommy gave him another timeout.
Thanks to my great friends at Bubbles and Bows in Sunbury Ohio I look and smell great and I am ready for the Big show. Did you know it takes two people, Justin and Cindy (owner), to just brush my hair out. 3 hours and I am clean once again. Daddy now does not let me go out to play: only on a 6 ft leash am I allowed out until Monday my day off.
I cannot wait to see all my friends at the Home and Gardens Show this weekend. Please stop in at the Husqvarna Autmow Booth and meet my robot friends, Mo and Maggie.
Yes, you read that right, i got an alphabet behind my name. Daddy was a bundle of nerves tonight, but I told him I had this and we shined. Matter of fact all of my classmates did fantastic. We proudly graduated as Therapy Dogs and we are under Therapy Dog International License now and we also graduated Canine Good Citizens from the AKC.
My good friend Jennifer Whitaker was there to see me strut my stuff and she brought me her delicious cookies she made herself for me. I love my Jennifer!
Please remember I will be at the Dispatch Home and Garden Show this Saturday, February 17, Sunday February 18th, Thursday February 22, Friday February 23, Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25. Come down and say Hi and get a photo with me. I cannot wait to see all of my frineds and I will introduce you to my good friend Jeff, Owner of Autmow Husqvarna. Of course Mommy and Daddy will be there and they will be happy to see you all.
What a wonderful evening in New Albany. It was are last therapy dog class and I will miss my classmates. We rocked the retirement center with our tricks and cuteness. I had 10 photos taken with new friends.
My daddy is nervous for we have our Therapy Dog International test (TDI) and Canine Good Citizen test coming up Thursday night and my girlfriend Jennifer is going to be there to cheer me on. I love Jennifer, she was my first trainer. I gave daddy the look; you know the look that tells him not to worry for I will do good and I will help him pass.
Mark your calendars for I will be at the Expo Center for the Dispatch Home and Garden Show in the Autmow booth with Mo and Maggie, my robot friends. The dates I am there are February 17th (Saturday), 18th (Sunday), 22nd (Thursday), 23rd (Friday), 24th (Saturday) and 25th (Sunday). Please come down and say hi to me.
Thanks to all our friends coming out in the snow last night to visit our Therapy Dog class at the Polaris Fashion Mall. It was so much fun seeing everyone. All my furry friends and I had a great time and we love when people come up and say HI to us.