New Guide Dog Journals Day 7

Wow. Day 7 already. A few things: I think I might have heard the beginnings of a dream bark last night. Also, Tansy told me last night that she can hold it, and will communicate quite clearly when she has to go. I think they’re trying to fix the wifi. Yea. Also maintenance is going …

New Guide Dog Journals Day 6

Today started off rather oddly. Tansy went out to do her business and all was well. Then I brought her back in to play with her bone. Chomp chomp went her bone followed by crunch crunch. Crunch? That’s not normal. Turns out that I had somehow spilled kibble, and the brat was eating it. Food …

New Guide Dog Journals Day 5

Today’s going well. Tansy is being more goofy. Adam distracted us, but Tansy didn’t care. Yesterday she went right for him and I had done my first timeout But today not so much. Had a really good route this morning. The only thing I did at the end was step in her poop. Ok. That’s …

New guide dog journals Day 4

I’m up obscenely early. Hope it doesn’t come back to bite me. I think I forgot to mention that the new handle I got was extra short but also urgo. I haven’t noticed a massive difference but I do feel little things. Another thing about Tansy. When she’s done relieving, she will not let you …

She Was Arrested After A Steakout

So Elizabeth A. Hoen, you’ve just successfully shoplifted three steaks from a grocery store. What are you going to do now? Well, I think I’ll stand on this here street corner without my pants on, and when this inevitably draws the attention of the authorities I’ll put them back on and then me and my …

New Guide Dog Journals Day 3

Oops. I slept in this morning. Was up emailing and fighting with the WordPress app. Let’s not do that again. I usually don’t sleep in until the second week of training. Tansy is still giving me trouble with heeling but the instructors are helping me. Got a shorter handle. Let’s hope that feels better. She’s …

New Guide Dog Journals Day 2

Well I survived to tell the tale, or maybe it should be tail, har har har. A few things I didn’t mention yesterday because I literally couldn’t write anymore. The hotel seemed overwhelmingly difficult but I think it’s getting easier. There are clues on every floor. Unfortunately the elevator neither beeps nor speaks the floors, …