Pooch Ponderings – What’s going on?

Man a dog can get confused. I don’t know what is going on lately. First a long long time ago my people put me on a truck and I went away. Then I went to this big place with lots of other dogs and we all got to sleep together and play together and I could do my business anytime I wanted. And I really liked the people there. Then I started learning how to wear that harness and my new person covered his eyes. I worked every day with the person witth the covered eyes. Then I got a bath one day and they took me to see another person and this one didn’t have her eyes covered. They told her about me and then she took me. She had my leash and she moved really slow and she always touched the walls. I was with her all the time. Then she put the harness on me and she started walking me but she didn’t have her eyes covered. She cried a lot. Sometimes it was happy like when we were alone but when she got around those other people, the ones telling her what to do, she cried and it didn’t seem fun. And we went to that room with the whooshie thing a lot. She made me sit and then she sat and then whoosh. She must like that place because we’re there a lot.

So this went on for awhile and then all of the sudden when I thought she must be my person now because she feeds me and plays with me and brushes me and tells me what to do, all my old people were there! Wow!! Old people!!! It’s been so long!!!! But wait, am I going with them? I like the crying girl. I’m used to her. Am I leaving? Oh look at all the other dogs and look at all the people and my old people are taking me away from my new person and I’m sitting with them and she’s up there. Oh we’re moving again. My old person gives me back to my new person. What the? Alrighty then. Then we all were in a room and there were more people but I stayed with my person and then the old people left and we were alone again. What???

Then she started putting everything in big bags and she seemed really happy. She kept saying we’re going home. This isn’t home? Then we got up really early and she forgot to feed me!! She forgot!!! She kept giving me kibble but it was just an appetizer. I was tired. We didn’t work. She hung on to people and I walked next to her but I didn’t work. Lots of people. Then we went through that thing again and I got a big pet and so did she. She is really still when she gets a pet. She doesn’t get a pet ever so why isn’t she excited? Wait, where are her shoes?

Then we got on this weird thing like the bus. Must be a different bus. All these ladies were talking about me and I got to stretch out on the floor. Then we got off and waited for another bus thing and she kept giving me more kibble. Then we got on a small bus thing but it still wasn’t like the other bus and a girl with a funny accent sat by us so I curled up on my person’s feet. Is she my person?

Then she hangs on to more people and then she’s all excited to see this one person and then she tells me to sit and he says hi to me so I lick him. Then he’s carrying those big bags and I finally get to work. We work out of this big building and it’s cold and windy out. Guess we didn’t go far. I got my person around all these poles. Is she my person?

We get to this new place after riding in this tiny bus thing where I have to curl up and it’s raining and my person is saying words I’ve never heard her say before.

Then we get to this new place and she lets me do my business on rocks. Rocks? What the?

We go inside this place and cats!!! Cats!!!! Oh I want to play with that black and white one so I lunge at him but my person says NO and I know she means no and she gives me a correction and makes me sit. Oops. Guess I can’t play with that cat.

Then she gets my bed out of the bag. Yay by bed! She makes a place like the one at school but it’s more comfy because it’s not on a hard place. She keeps saying how happy she is. The other person is talking to the cats and then my person is taking stuff back out of the bags. Oh this stuff looks familiar. Why did she put it all in the bags? Then she’s all happy cuz she’s got that coffee stuff she drank at school all the time. But she doesn’t have to leave me forever to go get it. She just goes right over there to get it.

Finally she remembers to feed me. Oh please don’t forget again, please please.

Then we spent a day just laying around. Ah relaxing. She kept asking me if I’m ok. Duh. I’m chilling with my bone why wouldn’t I be? She seemed all worried. But she finally relaxed and played with that little thing that talks.

Then today I don’t know what the heck was going on. It was like yesterday. She took me to the rocks to do my business and she was all happy I did it fast. Then she had me lay by the white thing that she sits on and she talked on the phone and drank the coffee. Then she got my harness out, yay! She took me to the rocks and then she put my harness on.

Hmmm. Where are we? She told me forward and I went. I showed her the black stuff. Then we went left. I showed her the rocks. Then we went right and I showed her the black stuff. Then forward and I showed her the curb. Then she helped me find this big metal thing that smells. Then we played the clicker game. I like that game. Lots of kibble. Click click click kibble kibble kibble and then she was saying trash. We went to go back and two people stopped her so I had to sit. Then I finally took her back to the sidewalk by the black stuff and she told me what to do but I think she lost where we were and I don’t know this place so she got out that white stick and had me heel. Finally we found our way again and we came inside.

Man, I want to go back to that place with all the people and smells and cars because I know that place so I could show off. I don’t know where I am here, but my person seems to know. Is she my person?

She talked to me when we came back and she said we traded places, because I used to know what was up and she didn’t and now she knows whats up and I don’t. We didn’t do much, but I’m tired. She lets me up on that blue thing she sits on but only when she tells me I can. I’m still not sure I can until she touches my leg and then I can and I hop up and it’s so comfy next to her.

So, Is she my person forever now? Am I gonna leave again? I hope not. I like her and this place and she seems so happy and I like the other person too. He only says hi really quick and then he walks away. I wonder if I’ll ever play with him?

She said we’d go out again and this time she’d walk me and use that stick so I can get a feel for things. I guess it’ll be like how it was at that other place before she used the harness much. I miss hearing her say “day room” or “dining hall” and knowing right where to take her because she got so happy. I just want her to show me what’s up now. And I want to stay here.

Ok I’m gonna go ask if I can lay on the blue thing she sits on now.

~Jayden the confused one


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7 Responses to Pooch Ponderings – What’s going on?

  1. Its hard being is isn’t it Jayden? I have had lots of confusion in my life and I an way younger than you! 4 houses and that kennel place is a lot when you are only 5 months old! And don’t even get me started on how often these crazy people start asking me to try new things! But, cause I’ve done it lots, I can tell ya that you will get used to it real fast! Just keep snuggling and everything will be ok!

    Wags and Wiggles,

  2. Hahahah I love the part where you go “wait where are her shoes?” Yup, he’s probably a very confused boy.

  3. Awe Jayden things will get better soon, and you will know this place like the old ones!

  4. I know how you feel Jayden. *sighs* I mean. I’m not a guide or anything, but my people are moving too, and it’s making me crazy.

    First, they take the short little person away, and then they bring her back. And then they take her away. Bring her back. It’s such a repetitive cycle. She’s been gone so long now that I don’t know when she’s coming back, and to top that off, the tall people moved.

    I thought they were gonna leave me in the old house cuz all these people came over and moved all my furniture out. And then yesterday, they took me with them.

    Before that happened though, some lady fed me extra cuz I was crying. Stupid lady. I’m so good at tricking people, but then I paid for it later. She wasn’t supposed to feed me anything, so last night, I had to go out in the middle of the night which made the tall humans really angry. Then the little human talked to the tall lady human, and she was pissed that this stupid lady fed me other food. She has told her not to do it. I don’t know why, but whatever. I like the little human. And now she is wondering why stupid people exist and says that if she gets a guide dog and this stupid woman feeds him or her, she’s gonna go off and won’t regret it since she has told the stupid woman so many times that I can’t have people food other than fruits and veggies.

  5. Jayden you are good at posts! OJ still gets confused sometimes too so don’t worry. Your doing well so far.

  6. Jayden – loved your perspective. You are amazing and so adaptable. You are settled in now to stay 😀

  7. Aww Jayden, trust me it’ll get better. I was the same way when mom brought me home. I didn’t know what the heck was going on, and I was so confused! Then when I really knew where I was going and everything mom and I started staying at this place with lots of people and smells and weird sidewalks that lead all over and it was crazy! Our kennel is really small! Its smaller than the human kennel–(Bilko, that’s a bedroom)– Yeah… Its crazy at first but It’ll get better once you really know your way. 🙂 wags and licks,

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