Don't Worry ... Be Happy!
My best friends, you do NOT know what we got in the mail on Monday. If you are on Facebook with us you already know but if you aren't then you will NOT believe it . . . a tunnel! Yes, our furiends Gracie and Schatzie from My Girlz Got Paws had one they no longer used and since they are moving to Hawaii they gave us their tunnel!! So their mom Val sent it to us. Thanks ever so much!!! So on Tuesday we set up our course. We still need more stuffs but we have a good start.
After the hoop we went through the weave poles. Now I am gonna cut mom some slack on this cuz when one of us is weaving, the other needs to be held back (in a STAY that we keep trying to break) so mom wasn't able to get a photo. Then onto the new tunnel! It is VERY long, about
Sometimes we like to go together too.
Yesterday, we went on a picnic with our friend Stella Rose Long. (We picked her up in our new No Walkin' Amish Cruising Wagon.) While she was setting up our picnic (she brought delicious chicken sandwiches) me and Stanley were just goofing around.
Then dad put a couple parts together and Ta-Da!
It is a trailer that hooks up to dad's bike and/or can be used as a stroller!
We decided we'd leave the screen zipped for bike rides.
Casey and goddess work at a food bank in the Seattle area. He posts about some of the things he does there as well as some of the friendships he makes with the folks who depend on the food bank. In case there is any doubt that Casey is a valuable asset, just read a portion of a post he wrote one day:
|"Something very sad happened at work today when an old man (he used to be a fisherman), a friend of mine, came to get his mail. He always tells me about his dog an' how much he lubs her, an' how they've been together for a long, long time. He visits with me every week an' gives me scritches while he's waiting, an' he did today, too, but today, his pets were slower an' deeper, an' I could tell by his voice, if not his words, that something was wrong. He said something to me like, "now you're all the dog I've got." |
On a recent occasion, Casey got the opportunity to get out of the office.
Because Casey is a pawfect example of how dogs make this world a better place, it broke our hearts when we read that Casey has not been able to pass any tests. When he wanted to train to be a therapy dog we were saddened to read his report of how things went:
|" I FAILED my eval--and I failed spectacularly--as if I'd been raised by MONKEYS! It was like I'd never seen goddess before in my life...I was WILD wif joy to meet the two ladies wif clipboards--jumped, twisted, spun from one to the other...would not sit or come to goddess, did not even acknowledge her for a second . . . "|
So recently we were excited to hear that Casey was now going to try and pass his CGC. Goddess enrolled him in bootcamp and he worked tirelessly with a "drill sergeant" in an effort to contain his "wild wif joy". He updated his Facebook friends and the last session before the test he reported:
"I'm off to my last class before tomorrow's test...gotta say that between my drill sergeant an' goddess, I feel like I've been honed an' shaped to a fine precision edge. Goddess said I shouldn't be too cocky though until after the test.
Ya left right left! "
You just CANNOT help but fall in love with Casey. It is IMPOSSIBLE! So many days after reading his posts all we could do is smile. At dinner time we would talk about what Casey was up to. So we were all on pins and needles, just praying he would be able to pass his test.