Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Stephen told me how old he was, but I can't remember. He has read stories to me several times now, and he is really doing great with his reading. I mostly just look at the pictures, really, but he knows the letters and words and he makes me feel good when I go to the library. He pets me too and gives me treats when we are finished reading. I'm glad he comes and I hope I'll see him more times. We only get to go once a month during the school year, but in the summer mom says we will go ever other week. I can't wait for summer to get here!
I like going to the library because I get to see lots of kids, and it's fun to see the other therapy dogs, too. I have a really good buddy named Dudley, and he is a Corgi. We have fun visiting together. Dudley showed me the ropes at the library. His mom is really nice too.
I can't wait to go back to the library again and see what books the kids choose to read to me! Thanks to Stephen's mom for bringing him, and for letting us share his picture, too! And a special woofie woof to Jeana and the Joplin Public Library who make it all happen!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
First, she dilated my eyes. Then she looked inside just like mom's eye docker does. I was a little uncomfortable when we left cuz the sky was brighter than I remember. But mom had my Doggles and I wore them for a while. But I took them off so I could see better. Oh, and the docker said my eyes were JUST PERFECT! I liked her a lot.
Plus on the same trip we got to go to a FARM in St. Joseph, MO, and I met a lot of dogs and even a few cats. I saw COWS but we didn't have time to get close and meet them. Maybe next time. These folks were friends of my mom, and my grammie was friends with their grammie, and my great-grammie was friends with the great-grammie there! So I am happy I got to go there and I hope I see them all again. AND, mom took me shopping at UPCO there, and I got some new toys. Mom also made me buy some grooming supplies. But it was still fun!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Well, it's been a long time since I had time to post here. I've been very busy since we moved to Joplin. Yesterday me and mom drove to Carthage so she could get some papers. Something about "taxes" and I don't think she means that big state next door to New Mexico. Anyhow, I stayed in the car while she had lunch with a friend from many years ago. Her name is Meg and I enjoyed meeting her! She and mom were friends when they were very little. Aren't they cute in that old picture? Mom was about 2 and a half in that picture, and Meg was 4 and a half. I'm gonna be 3 in April, mom says. I hope we get to see Meg again sometime soon!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Well, the other day, Daddy was telling me that sometimes, at werk, they get a phone call and they have to go to the docker and pee in a cup. He said they were just "ran-dumb" but I don't really know what that means. He said that it's cuz the bosses want to make sure they haven't gotten ahold of something bad. (I wonder if he eats kleenex too?)
Guess what! It happened to ME! My number came up!
I just got home from my annual visit to my favorite docker. She didn't make me take any shots, but they stuck me with a needle to get blood to check it, and then she tole my mom to make me PEE IN A CUP!
So I started thinkin' about Daddy and how people at his werk have to pee in a cup. Now I'm scared I'll lose my license to do pet therapy! I hope it turns out ok.
PS. I sent an email to Daddy at werk, and he said I'd better just go ahead and do it. He said I could lose my license if I refused!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Hi everyone! Mom's friend Debbie Klecan invited me to come over and pose for her again. This time I wore my swim trunks and goggles cuz it was a beach party! If you ever need yer pitcher taken, she is a reel gude photo-taker. She has treets and noisemakers too that make it even more fun. Mom and I had a great time at Aunt Debbie's studio.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Yesterday I had a real fun time! Mom took me to the FIRE STATION! It's not too far from our house, and she knows the loo-tenant there. Christine was in mom's chemistry class a while back, and so I wanted to go meet her. I never saw a fire truck before, but I can hear it sometimes when they run the siren when they are going to a fire.
So Christine said I could drive, but mom would have to run the pedals for me. And wow it's a big thing, brand new this year, and very pretty. I even had my fire chief hat to wear. Christine also showed me all the controls on the pumper, and showed me all their gear all ready to go.
But the neatest part about Christine is that she is a paramedic, and got to go to Haiti to help the earthquake victims. She went during the chemistry class, so mom had to help her compensate for being gone all that time. Christine had to take a lot of shots so she wouldn't get sick from being there, and she told the class about her trip while she was gone. Mom was really glad to be able to send Christine to help, since we couldn't go there ourselves to help. Really I think they could have used some therapy dogs, but I didn't want to take all those shots. Christine gave mom a souvenir commemorative coin that is really special too. It has a picture of Haiti on it. I don't really understand the other stuff. But it helps people remember.
So thanks for a great time at the fire station, Christine!
Well, I tried to help my mom make possum stew. We went to Joplin in August to dog-sit for Aunt Dianne and Uncle Jim while they went on a vacation. So me and mom went (oops that should be "my mom and I"--Aunt Dianne is trying to help me with my grammar) without Daddy and we had a little vacation too. I'm learning to be a farm dog. Mindy and Lilbit are bichon freezays and I like to stay at their house cuz they have a doggie-door. I'm kinda big for it, but I can hunker down and get right through it real quick-like.
So Mom was on the phone with Daddy, the first night we were all there alone, and it was gittin' kinda dark-like, and I spied something out by the fence. I went out and barked like Lilbit taught me, and she came along too for moral support. Mom came out too, and she was real surprised at what we found!
It was a possum right inside our fence! Lilbit was barking her lil head off, right in that possum's ear! I really didn't know what it was, but it was hissing like a cat, and I knew it didn't have any business being inside our fence. Mom picked up the lil dogs, one under eat arm, and made me come with her too, and we had to go inside. I didn't know it, but mom locked the doggie door! And then I tried to go out, and I needed aspirin cuz I had a headache! That door had never been locked before! Well, at least not when I had been there. The lil dogs seemed to know why it didn't work.
So mom consulted with Dad, and she went and found a broom thinkin she could just shoo that possum out the gate. WRONG! That possum was playin possum, and didn't want to move. So she kinda rolled him out the gate with the broom. It was kinda like a lead bowling ball, she said! It was a long ways to the gate, but she got it out and closed the gate. Whew, that was a real scary thing in our yard! They had been eating the cantaloupe that Aunt Dianne had planted this summer so they were not very popular wildlife. If mom wouldda had a gun, she said she wouldda made us some possum stew!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Well, today was a pretty good day at camp! My camp director, Bonnie, told me I had to eat my breakfast because we had a big day ahead of us. We went on a long hike this morning, and saw bicycles and joggers and all kinds of neato smells. Mocha and Amos went too, and Uncle John came too. Wink doesn't hike. I'm starting to like her more. Mocha and I play a lot, but I think Amos is a lot of fun to wrestle with too. After some rest time, we did some crafts and sang songs. I hope we get to have a campfire tonight. I don't really know where mom and dad and grammie are, but this has been a very fun camp. We don't sleep in tents though, since I brought my crate along. Besides it's kinda hot out, and so it's nice to have air-conditioning. I miss my mommie and daddie a little bit, but this camp has been so much fun that I don't miss them very much. I have written these blogs so mommie doesn't worry about me. I'm having so much fun I hope I get to stay a lot longer! I'm sending a couple of pictures tonight. I think I wore Mocha out finally. And then I had to have a nap too.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I wrote last, and a lot has happened. But right now, I'm at CAMP! My camp counselor is Bonnie, and she is Mocha's mom. Me and Mocha visit together as therapy dogs at Lovelace Rehab every other week.
So mom and dad are taking a little vacation this weekend, and *I* got to go to CAMP! It's my first time here, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. Our first activity was WRESTLING. Me and Mocha wrestled a while, and then Amos got to wrestle too. Both of them are Labradoodles, or Poobahdors, or some such breed. Anyway, they are both bigger than me. Wink is a little French Bulldog, and she is kind of snooty sometimes, and doesn't wrestle a whole lot.
After wrestling, Bonnie took our pictures so you could see how nice we are together. That's Mocha, the brown dog, and Amos the black dog, and me in the middle.
Tonight after supper, we went for a HIKE! Our other counselor, John, helped out and we went a whole mile. I had a lot of fun. Now I wonder if we get to do crafts tomorrow? or go swimming? or sing songs? This should be fun. I wonder if we sleep outside? Mom brought my crate and my suitcase. I picked out three of my favorite toys so if I ever get bored, we can play with those.
Well, it's about time for bed, so we'll sing taps.........
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Not long ago, mom took me to see a long-time friend of hers. Her name is also Debbie. She has turned out to be a mighty-fine photographer, and she took some really nice photos of ME. She said she needed "practice" but I think she is already fan-tastic. I'm Ricky Potter there! That's cuz I'm still studying for my Therapy Dog test. I hope I can pass it. I've been working reel hard to get ready for it. You can see more of Debbie's photos here!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Dede is also a therapy dog person, and she has Rottweilers mostly. I hope I get to see her when I get to be a therapy dog. She will probably be a tester when I take my test! Mom and I have to work more on obedience and I have to grow up more before I can take the test. But mom says I do really well with new people and I'm gentle and sweet. I think it's going to be fun to be a therapy dog someday.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
My teeth are falling out! OH NO! How will I bite my mom? My mouth feels so weird, and my tongue keeps sticking out! Mom was making me all pretty for our trip, and she thought I looked real funny with my tongue hanging out! I had lost 3 or 4 teeth when this photo was taken. I sure hope I get some new ones. Grammie told me I'd get bigger ones, and I hope she is right.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
She also was a little worried about my heart cuz it was having a murmur when I was there the first time. Each time I go back it gets less and less, and last time and today she couldn't hear it at all! She even had another docker listen to me too, and she didn't hear it either. So I'm very happy about that, and mom is too.
They messed around with some stinky stuff and my bottom feels better now, so I'm not sure what happened there. I'm pretty sure I don't want to know!
Afterwards, mom and I went shopping a little, and we stopped for gas and she made me get out to pee, since I'll have to do that on our trip coming up. I have a nice harness that I wear in the car and it keeps me from moving around too much. I don't mind wearing it. Anyway I guess I'd better get busy packing.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Last night I went to skool for the first time! We went in the car and I rode in my crate because mom had to go in first without me to get all the paperwork done. I was really kinda tired because I had a haircut that day too. But once I saw all the other dogs, I forgot all about being tired!
I met a lot of new friends but mom didn't take any pictures yet. I'm going to give you a picture of Mocha, my new labradoodle friend. Her mom is Bonnie, and she and mom used to go on therapy dog visits together. I thought Mocha was real nice, and we had several nice chats during the evening. She's really pretty cute too, even if she is bigger than me already.
We learned "Sit" (which I already knew) and "By me" (which I don't really get yet) and "watch me". Mom got homework for us to do too, and I think this is going to be fun because there are TREETS involved! I can't wait to do our homework!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Well, I'd better stop now and start packing!