we got here...faster than i EVER would imagined.April 25 2012 at 8:54 AM
grape (Login grapejell)
i can't get on facebook, maybe later.
so you are stuck with my updates.
our 1st training went GREAT!
i LOVE this trainer, always wanted her, now she is available.
and better yet she really likes Zoey. she had met her 3 years ago during the 2 week teamtraining, but never worked with her.
we met in the (tiny) lobby here(not the nicest hotel ever, but clean.)
she said this is all going to be great.
we talked a tiny bit of history, including how Zoey would never have graduated now adays. they release dogs EARLY to try to improve the worldwide success rate of 15%, yet 85 dogs have to be released(flunk). THAT is #1 reason it is so expencive to have these dogs. they have to be so near perfect.
anyway Lisa doesn't see any reason we can get her passed on her test and get a new ID that says "zoey" not her orginal name os Cyndi.
I'm the 1st client to change the dog's name. yea it had to be Me to break the rules. but Cyndi? really?
zoey means life in Greek.
so today is a big busy day.
PS I hate handicapp rooms. to give us my "complimentary" upgrade they gave me a "bigger room", tho it does have a kitchen in it, which is nice since we don't eat out much when we travel. but everything is on the floor! well the tiny fridge is.oh! except for the hook on the bathroom door... that is so high Turtle can't reach it.
I went to a handicapp conference once long time ago and watched and listened to the blind people trying to one up the wheelchair people. it was a riot. it was way back when curbs were becoming slanted for wheelchairs. the blind poeple used curbs to know they were about to go into the streetand that and the seeing eye dogs had to be retrained. curbs mean something to white canes and dogs. so it got into "my handicapp dearves more than your does".
if anyone of you are blind or wheelchair bound, tell me i am wrong.
in the Capitol in DC a war broke out about if the guy with dog alleries can usurp the guy with the service dog.it actually went to court!
so off the office we go. while zoey and i "work" Turtle gets to play with a 9 wek old GORGEOUS puppy!!!
I am so thrilled Zoey is not the lost cause i thot i had turned her into. ..well maybe i am being premature. we are going to a place where lots of dogs are. that is a challenge for her cuz she wants to play with each and every one of them....and can't while she works.
- Good luck with the training. Go Zoey!! ... nt - BB1 on Apr 25, 2012, 9:49 AM
- Zoey sounds special herself... just needed the right mommy ... nt - dianamite on Apr 25, 2012, 2:14 PM
- Good luck with the training! nt - Misty22 on Apr 25, 2012, 6:22 PM
- Good Luck! nt - myjimmydog on Apr 26, 2012, 5:38 AM
- Go Zoey! And the gift card is very nice touch for Lisa! Have a - sleepless on Apr 26, 2012, 1:34 PM