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Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hi all, today's blog is brought to you by Dakota.

Yep, it was my birthday yesterday! I'm one whole year old! The whole family was very excited and started getting ready to go somewhere....THEN they told me to "go to bed," and said they were leaving me. On my birthday...can you believe it?! Something about going to see their last puppy, Willie, working with his new owner. Of all the nerve! I was so disappointed that I did not eat any treats or touch the bully stick they left with me in my crate (normally one of my favorite treats) if I could eat at a time like this. Well, Willie must have done a great job because when they came back a couple of hours later, they were very happy and proud, and told me that one day they'd go watch me work too. Of course I forgave them right away. Then they gave me a nice new toy for my birthday and we all went for a walk together to make up for it. I'm going to work very hard at my job so they can be proud of me too!

Here we're practicing the sit command and its implied corollary command, don't eat the giant stuffed animal even though it looks like lots of fun!

Here I'm practicing down while Mom and Dad do some shopping. Sometimes I wish they weren't such comparison shoppers! It sure can take a while. And once they start reading may as well just get comfortable. You'll have time for a nice long nap, believe me! If I get bored, they just tell me how good it is for my training to learn to wait patiently.

...All the same, there's nothing I like better than going on walks, no matter where. I get all ready and then wait at the door for everyone else. They need to get organized, like me!

Y'all have a great weekend...this is Dakota, signing off!


Erin,Bubs,Tex and Ben said...

Wowo!! Happy Birthday Dakato!
I too got to see my past puppy and her partner working this weekend, such an awesome time we had!!!

puppyluver said...

Happy birthday Dakota!!! we are all so proud of you!!!!