"Not My Dog": Tales from Puppy Raising

Saturday, November 18, 2006

It's a dog, dog world

Murphy and I went to Skowhegan today to help Carol staff a GEB booth at the Pet Expo, aka, "All Things Dog". I was a little worried about how he'd represent the program as our "senior statesman" puppy, but he did great.
We had to run a gauntlet of border collies doing agility and yapping Shelties to make it to the booth, but once we got there and he got to collect himself behind a table, he settled in just fine. we were there 2 1/2 hours, with him in jacket, and people raved over how well-behaved, quiet, and handsome he was. He, of course, was in fine form, basking in the attention.
Best of all, Carol said he was doing great and said that she thought he'll pass IFT.
Of course, I spent the whole day talking to dog lovers who said they'd love to raise ... but how in the world could they ever give him up? I hope I gave them good answers with the cheerleader smile.

Carol putting Murphy through his paces.

Murphy in the car. He was sound asleep and snoring on the floorboard within 20 minutes of leaving. Thinking is hard work!


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