Doggy school – Law of conservation of spoons

I am so grateful I stayed in yesterday. If I hadn’t, I don’t even want to think about what would have happened. I was in a ton of pain this morning and it’s still hurting a lot to bend and squat. It was pouring rain this morning so I’m sure that contributed. It felt like a really bad flu. This morning was going to be the airport trip and I wasn’t sure I was going to do it, even though I really wanted to.

After breakfast, I asked the nurse and an instructor who’s not part of our class, but who spent the night, what they thought about it. The instructor guy explained it in a way that made it seem doable. It was just going to be about going through security. Long bus ride there and back. I decided to do it, not only for the experience, but also because Jay didn’t get to work much yesterday.

I gotta tell you, my love knows when I’m tired. I even tried to play with him yesterday through the exaustion and he just kinda flopped over and cuddled instead. I could almost hear him thinking, no you’re tired, lets just chill. He’s such an awesome dog.

So we rode the bus to the airport and my bladder was howling haha! I was in the back with the training supervisor and he was getting a kick out of every time I groaned. We got to the airport and went directly to the human relieving circle.

Security was fun lol! I just wore my Crocs so they’d slip off easy. I had the option of heeling Jay through, or putting him a sit stay and go through before him. That’s to avoid getting wanded, since his harness sets off the metal detector. I decided to heel him and just get wanded. To me it was better to keep him by my side. So the security lady had to come and want me and do a pat down and then pat down Jayden. He just thought he was getting a pet and I just reassured him. It was fine. I don’t mind the wand or the patdown. It’s for our safety anyway.

So we came back and had lunch, Cobb salad and pecan pie for dessert. We got to chat with a marketing lady and a graduate services lady and it’s so fun to talk with the staff. We talked a lot about career change dogs, and especially about Cadillac, a career change dog who went to Haiti doing search and rescue, and is now being deployed to Chile. Turns out the trainer Carin calls the bad news trainer in my class, trained Cadillac. He was career changed for being too energetic lol. Perfect for search and rescue.

After lunch we got our options for the afternoon. One was to stay in which obviously I picked since I’m writing this. I don’t remember what the other otpions were. I asked about tomorrow, and said I want to do the country road with Jay wearing the booties, and that will be arranged. It gets hot in the desert, so he’ll wear them a lot and I want to see how he does. When I said I want booty work, he said to keep it G rated. Har har. Wasn’t talking about J Lo.

So a bunch of my dog food disappeared. I filled it Saturday and it was nearly empty today. I’m right by the canine kitchen, so I’m wondering if someone mistook my room for food refilling. Or else I have a ghost dog who’s hungry. Very odd.

Oh yeah, tomorrow they’re going to Fisherman’s Warf which I have no interest in, and I’m working hard on spoon conservation so I’m not dead for graduation and Sunday travel. We’re also having our exit interviews in the afternoon. Friday will hopefully be Miru Woods if the weather holds. So tomorrow morning I’m gonna do laundry and pack what I don’t need. Getting a jump on things so packing doesn’t exaust me.

Home stretch guys! Almost there!

Oh and my raiser will be at grad! Hopefully I’ll talk to her today. She left a message on my phone but I couldm’t understand the number, so admissions is emailing me her number. So excited!!!


Filed under Doggy Diaries, doggy school, Jayden, spoons

4 Responses to Doggy school – Law of conservation of spoons

  1. Aww. Sounds like Jay was a very good boy. What a mind-reading shweetheart.

    You have to go to Muir Woods! Just so you can hear my voice in your head hahahahah!

    I’m so glad your raiser is going to grad. Grad dude, on Saturday. Grad! Eeee!

  2. You are so close!!! I’m so excited for you!
    I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  3. I just caught up on all of the blog reading that I needed to do so that I am up to speed when you get home. Jayden is so cool! I am glad that you two have each other. We will need to meet up when you get home, as soon as you are ready for visitors. I will bring the Starbucks.

  4. Just popping in to let you know I’m still here. What? you’ve forgotten all about me? Hmmph! (kidding Ro) Well the time sure seemed to pass by quickly. I imagine not to you since you’ve exhausted yourself!

    You feel better and come on home! Bringer home? *big hugs Ro* You’re doing GREAT!

    Be well and pat Jay for me! 🙂


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