Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A Card to Share...
This is the first item that I've crafted all summer! Of course, inspired by our little girl Jena!
I took Jena to her first night of puppy school. What a disaster! LOL! Out of the 18 dogs there, 15 were perfectly behaved. Out of the three who were not perfect:
1) A carin terrier puppy was yappy. The instructor took care of that by spraying his front paws with a water bottle.
2) A big golden retriever would jump every time the high school marching band started to play.
Jena was trying to twist out of her collar and drag me across the parking lot. We had to line up with our dogs in two lines facing each other. Jena refused to stand between two other dogs. She was so terrified that the instructor put us on the end of the line... way on the end... And even there, she tried to take off again any time another dog moved. Everyone was taking turns walking the dogs up and down between the lines. Of course, Jena refused! And the marching band practice wasn't helping things. She'd jump every time they hit the drums. Jim was disappointed. He had been working so hard with Jena on our heeling homework that he was sure she'd be the STAR of the class... not that she would show anyone what a good walker she was!
The instructor says not to be discouraged. She just needs to get used to being around other dogs... We'll see... Next class on Monday.
Posted by Joni K