Our club had our monthly outing this past sunday, we all went down to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. There are just 4 pups in our club at the moment. Only Ross (4mo MYL), and Zeb (15mo (?) MYL) and Miss Truffie made the trip. Tamika is stuck in the nunnery for the next three weeks. Mika is 18 months and still not on the recall, rumor is she and Zeb will go back after Turkey Day. When that happens Truffie will be the elderstates woman of the group, my how fast things change.
|'come let's go!"|
|'sea otters, nemo fish and turtles....oh my'|
|Ross, Truffie, Zeb and oh yeah some people|
We ran into this fuzzy guy and he posed for a picture with all of us, the pups weren't sure what to make of this very large creature, but being good guide pups they just chalked it up to 'silly humans' and went on their way.
Rick our CFR came to our meeting and worked all the dogs, knocking on trash cans and metal doors to see if how the dogs reacted. We stood on the corner to see how the dogs would react to traffic noise, just before this picture there was group of bikers with really big bikes, I mean huge, like the guy on it had to be 300 lbs+. They had a very loud radio as well, we were across an 8 lane road and still heard them. They roared past us and it was pretty loud for about 30secs, it was so loud I feel the rumble in my chest. Truffie just sat there and watched the whole thing, I think she thought it was a party and was disappointed that they drove on without her. I think she imagines herself zooming down the coast with her ears flapping in the wind.
|Rick and Truffie|
So I don't think Rick has ever worked with Truf, but she knew who he was and kept her eye on him. Of course I was running late that morning and forgot her halti, she was all over the place, nothing too bad but I had to keep my eye on her. Rick checked her feet and saw how she reacted to her toes being inspected. Rick walked her and we need to work on her sticking to me as opposed to wandering where ever she wants to. The funny thing is when she is not on leash she sticks right to my side, keeping pace with me and staying within arms reach. It is only when she is on the leash that she tends to wander.
|ok, some of us worked really hard with Rick - others *ross* decided a nap was a better option.|
From the previous posts you've probably guessed that Truffie's been a away. We have a new family who wants to raise pups so they had her for a week to see if this is something they would want to do. She got a great report card from them, they loved her and she loved them. They took her on long walks, out to the mall, volunteering, she was a pooped pup when I got her. She loved their car too, they had several pillows for her to sleep on and her own AC vent! She got to play with a good family friend Nisha! Here is a picture of the two.
Try as she might Nisha could not convince Truffie to join her in the pool, you might remember Nisha from her exploits in bathing, she is the only lab I know who loves water . I was hoping Nisha's obvious joy when she plays would rub off on Truffie, no dice. Oh Truffie did get into the pool - just not how she would have like - I guess when they were playing someone's brakes failed and a certain yellow dog ended up falling into the pool. After which she was having nothing do with water.