Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Celebration!

It was odd...SWMBO came home at 1pm today, singing of all things. Something about "Vacation, all I ever wanted..." I think she was channeling her inner Go-Go [WARNING: This WILL get stuck in your head!] OK, OK, I'll get back to the story.

SWMBO, like I said, came into the house, yes, singing, donned her CCI shirt, gathered up me and all of my paraphanelia, and we drove into town, heading for the Council Grove Health Care Center. Yes, it obviously wasn't Sunday (that was the phrase of the day today, "Hey Deb, it isn't Sunday!").

However, some of my buds from Kansas City were also coming to the Health Care Center at 2pm. One of the Chapter volunteers had arranged for an activity to take place there at 2pm. This volunteer is a rather special lady, and does special things, but doesn't like the limelight. So, I am not going to go into detail about what she did and how she did it, because I am not sure she would want me'll just have to use your imagination to fill in some of the details.

One special lady doing her thing.

That said, me and some of my buds got to meet lots of the residents at the Health Care Center, and lots of staff, and even some folks who happened to be visiting at the time. We heard loud beeping noises, sat next to wheelchairs and walkers, maneuvered past oxygen tubing, and basically were able to participate in an Easter Celebration. All of us PITs did great, if I do say so myself. I know SWMBO was so excited when I executed a perfect "heel" in the middle of the chaos that she started singing again..."Celebrate good times, come on!"

Here's Me and Clark. Although SWMBO kept calling him Orella for some reason...

Here's Marty and Orella.

Of course, the humans couldn't pass up a chance to EAT, so we ended up at the Mexican restaurant. It was great to lay out and relax for a little while after all of that excitement!

And here, just because...are super cute pictures of Little Debbie!

Her very first lap!

What CAN she be thinking?

Friday, March 23, 2012

All I Can Say Is...

...that this is what happens when you are Puppy #2. Sure, it's all fun and games with Puppy #1--         I think TBG and SWMBO even posted twice in one day with H-I-M, and I'm lucky to get a post once a week. So, here are some photos of my recent adventures.

Here I am just being cute!

SWMBO, TBG, some friends, Winslow and I went to Fort Riley and gave a presentation about CCI. I think the TBI Clinic is going to apply for a Facility Dog! How cool is that?

Of course, we had to stop and eat!

SWMBO and TBG and I went to Menard's, because they thought this would be a challenge for me. HA! It was a piece of cake.

 Yea, you are SOOOO funny, TBG!

Uh, I need to go out...

And what are you exactly?

Puppy Under Construction!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

We had a great time at our monthly meeting! We got to meet, work on commands and even play a little. Thanks to our puppy program leader, we were all able to dress the part!

Here are a few pics of the O'CCI pups.

I don't know why we keep this clown around!

Here's us pups working. We'll maybe, it's just the PPM acting goofy!

Uhhh, YES, that IS a hotdog!

Here are a few pics of little Debbie, what a cutie!!

I'm sure you're all GREEN with envy!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Homo Sapiens Are Interesting Creatures

What kind of species walks to nowhere?
(I thought that this was just a funny, and uncomfortable bed!)

And even though they have built a machine to help them walk, but gets them nowhere, they decide they need a machine where they can sit, but get somewhere! Madness!
(Hosta, check out my "Buckle Up"!)

Or creates private stalls for the "Hurry" command? Who can do their business in such a small space?
(It was scary! TBG and I had to practice going in and out!)

 What kind of animal, other than polar bears and penguins, would think that March 10 is a good day to go swimming in Kansas?
(Certainly not me! Insanity!)

All I know is that it's a good thing humans have us around to impart a little common sense into their mixed-up lives!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Even I Think That Can't Be Me!

And no, I don't REALLY take my baths in the sink any more, thank you!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh my Gosh! Has it Been a Week?

Sorry that I have been slacking...again! I have had a lot of firsts this week...first time I was kenneled at Mona's (just for the day; SWMBO and TBG both had to be gone for quite a few hours), first time staying overnight at a hotel, first time getting up on a bed...

Yikes! Strike that! SWMBO said that was a S-E-C-R-E-T! We were just practicing my "jump" command...really!

We stayed overnight Friday at a Hilton Garden Inn in Missouri, and then we participated in a presentation to a few Lions' groups Saturday morning. Here's how I passed the time when TBG was around!

At the presentation, TBG was the technology nerd! He easily slid into that role. 

We had a lot of fun on Saturday. Here's my good friend Digger getting some lovin'. Well, we did hear the same presentation FOUR times!
Some of us had to find different ways to amuse ourselves (FELDON!)

Fancy just watched us young'uns in disbelief...

And then proceeded to steal the show with Mike!

We had a grand time! Thanks to all of my buds!