Friday, June 29, 2012
I just realized I haven't written much about Valkyrie recently so here's a hodge podge of what's been going on with her. For the past few months she's been on food protocol for being slightly nervous about heavy traffic. She shows her nervousness by racing ahead so she's been getting food for being right beside me with her coat next to my leg and the leash loose. She's been doing really well at it and I think she'll soon be ready to come off food protocol.
She had her second evaluation back in the middle of May and our CFR is pleased with her progress.
She's had some fun outings to two different farmers markets recently and before I leave in August I want to take her to the Portland Art Museum and the Lan Su Chinese Garden (if they allow her, I haven't asked yet). Maybe I'll get to take her to Saturday Market, but I'm not sure about that one. I want to take her to Ashland with me too. I wish I could be taking her to my summer biology class, but I have lab in the middle of the day and while we aren't doing anything too gross you never know what's been spilled before that she might lie in. I've been trying to get more pictures of her on outings since I don't have many and outings are a big part of being a guide puppy.
|Here she is at the Hillsdale Farmers Market. I always feel a tiny warm glow when we walk past these signs.|
|She's trying to convince me that my lunch should be her lunch too.|
Her first birthday was last Sunday (post coming soon), and she still hasn't come in heat which is odd but not unheard of.
Right now she's at a puppysitters, her second puppysit of June, because I'll away. I wanted to take her with me, but a trip that had been overnight has turned into a three day production. I think she would handle it with flying colors, but I wouldn't. So she's staying home.
And here's a cute, if yellow, picture of Kelsa too.