Graduate school sure is hard. Even more so now that we are having school outside where there are tons of nommy smells to pursue. It is difficult to pretend that momma is more interesting than grass and dirt and bugs and stuff.
Good thing my pals Norwood and Tula are in school with me because momma almost skipped class this week but they made her go.
This week we practiced greeting other doggies with their humans. Boy was that challenging. I mean how are you supposed to ignore a new pal who is right under your nose?
Then we changed partners and idiot momma said, "why doesn't Tula change partners?" so the trainer dude made ME do a drive by with Tula. Let me tell you, that was pretty scary. Sorry there are no photos but momma was a little nervous. Turns out, Tula was very ladylike. Well, I suppose she was smitten by my labraness.
I mean look at her. Almost a bit cracker dog from a close encounter with absolutely the cutest, smartest doggie at school.
After that we did our recalls. When it was Tula's turn to practice, we all had to wait outside in case she went mental. Hehehe. She reminds me a lot of the RH. Doesn't move fast and can be a big bully at times, but really a nice enough doggie (in fact I scheduled a privates tutoring for her and the RH at the end of May - that should be interesting).
Check out this movie of her achieving top speed during her recall work.
You'll have to forgive momma for making moo cow sounds. She doesn't wear her glasses to school and apparently is easily confused.
Although one can see the resemblance between this...
Norwood is a real show-off and something of a teacher's pet. I do try hard, but I still pull on my leash a lot which makes momma cranky.
So I was pretty juiced when momma convinced Norwood to do bad dog jumping action cracker dog give me the foodables on her. Way to go mom!
Part of the problem is that Norwood's mom has the best treats ever. Here you see she has the undivided attention of several students including myself. Lucky for me she recognized my emaciated state and was quick to offer carrots, banana chips, and other delicious and nutritious treats.
Momma take note. I CAN be a good dog if you up the foodable value a wee bit. Sheesh.
FINALLY! A photo of me!