Sunday, July 27, 2008

GDA Graduation

Okay, now I get what a guide dog is and YES, that is what I want to be! I watched my friend, Dustin, graduate. Isn't he handsome in his harness? I want a harness just like that!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Watermelons, Veggies, and Kibble.

What better place to practice NOT grazing but the grocery store. The watermelons and fresh veggie counter made a nice background, but, please observe me leaving that bit of kibble alone in the aisle where one finds the motherload of dog food and treats. It was tough, but, I left it behind! Good Job!

Not Guilty Your Honor!

For awhile I was getting blamed for a certain amount of destruction around the condo. Just to keep things clear, this happened on a day I was NOT home! I received an apology and cookies.

Mistress of the Stairs

Upon arriving at my new place in California, the first thing I did was go up the stairs and promptly and clumsily (is that a word?) fall all the way down. I am not sure I ever went down stairs without a leash! But, now, I have conquered the stairs and I safely travel up and down. I love sitting on the landings and watching over my queendom.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

No Farm, No Berries?

Yippee, I got to spend the day with my sister, Virtue! We met at a place called Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. We didn't see a farm or any berries though. Sometimes these humans do strange things. Anyway, we had a ball having lunch at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant, shopping at the shops and posing for pictures. Well, posing for pictures was a bit of a struggle. Aunties kept making us get on things and making us sit straight and smile. We just thought it was way too hot for this activity and we finally put our paws down for it to stop.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

To Fish or not to Fish

I had so much fun today - I thought I was back to Idaho for awhile! The Diamond Bar group had an outing at the Bass Pro Shop at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. Wow, there were boats to sit on, bridges to walk over, streams, fish, animals (stuffed) and all kinds of things to experience. It was such a large place we even conducted an obedience class on the second floor. Many customers stopped to watch and we all showed off our skills for the customers. The second floor was also where the hunting equipment was and there were a few hunters there that wanted to take me home! After that adventure we went to the Corner Bakery for lunch. Well, not sure why they called it lunch because all I got was ice. A few of us then rode the trolley around the outdoor mall. Yee-ikes but it was hot by the time we were heading to the car. But, the car cooled down quickly and we were on our way home.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Velvet meets the Mouse.

Well, sort of. I visited Downtown Disney today. The July 4 crowd seemed to be gone and there weren't many people, but, enough to make it fun. I had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. I sat next to the elephants who got a bit out of hand about every ten minutes so I just ignored them. I couldn't see the apes, but, they were pretty noisy, too. So, I just slept under the table. I walked the around the shopping district and made everyone smile. I met a youngster who was deaf and she is looking forward to getting a hearing dog so they really liked me.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

V Girls Re-United!

The girls don't look much alike but they were so happy to see each other again. They were two bucking broncos for about 15 minutes while they played together for the first time since they were tiny puppies. Virtue (left) is a bit more petite in build where Velvet (right) is thicker built!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This Work Thing is GREAT!

I get to go to "work" every day in a big building that they call a sales office. I don't know what they sell but it has something to do with automation. All I know is my job is pretty cushy. I have a nice bed, a crate, toys, and lots of friends. Here I am working as hard as possible! I hope I get to work a lot!