Okay, I know it doesn't look too terrible to most of us, but this is what we call a "crooked sit." When a visually impaired person is relying on her guide dog, she will "line up" with his body. If I did that with Duckie right now, we'd walk right off the curb! So, we're trying to straighten up and fly right.
Dakota!! Are you even trying?! Actually, here he got distracted by a dog across the street and is trying to position himself for a better view.
Third time's a charm. What an improvement!
...And here we are getting ready to cross at the crosswalk. Duckie is doing his best to demonstrate the proper sitting technique: toes on the edge, at right angles to the curb. That way we'll cross straight -- and safely -- over.
After all that hard work, Dakota was ready to relax under the Christmas tree. Merry Christmas, y'all!