Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My first real world training day

So Mom and Aunt Kay (Mom's aunt) got my patches done enough that they thought we could try some real world training.
First we went to this place called Lowe's, where they have tons of smells and sounds and moving things and people. We stood at a desk and waited until they brought the thing we came for to the desk. I sat at Mom's feet and didn't move even though people were talking about me. The people at the desk didn't know I was there until we were on the way out.
Since things went so well, we went to TJ Maxx because Aunt Kay needed some luggage. We walked around and looked at all sorts of things. There was less space here, but I didn't mind, I just stayed close to Mom! When we were in line a little human came up behind me and scared me a little bit, but all I did was jump back and then settle right back down. Mom told the little human I was working and couldn't play right now.
Because I was doing so well and because Mom and Aunt Kay and Laura (Mom's little cousin who love me) were hungry we went to a place with people food called Chili's. The people very very nice and didn't say anything about me. I laid down under the table (I was kind of tired) and the nice man who brought them food brought me a bowl of water! It was nice and cold and made me very happy. Then I took a nap while the humans ate.
Last, we went to Target. Mom walked around and looked at clothes and a bunch of other stuff. We went in the cat aisle and Mom said I was a VERY GOOD DOG because I didn't try to eat the bags of cat food. Aunt Kay saw someone she knew and I sat quietly while they talked. Mom and Aunt Kay both picked out things they had to buy so I stood in line while they waited and bought their stuff.
Mom and Aunt Kay both said that I exceeded their expectations. I was just happy that I was there to watch Mom and make sure she didn't start shaking and that no one hurt her bad arm.

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