Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

Wouldn't you know it, TBG worked all day at the PT dept at McFarland Clinic and left me at home. I guess it's ok though, he did dress up as a Dalmation Toto!

That guy (TBG) is WEIRD! Need I say more??

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh yeah, it's Fall!

While we were out and about this past weekend, we stopped by Deb's office at ISU and found this ginormous pile of leaves. Let me just say that I had a blast running and jumping into the pile!

I love this time of year!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Piano Man

Got to see my good friend Ken yesterday afternoon. I always love seeing Ken, especially when he's playing the piano! He always manages to pick dog worthy songs for me.

Ken plays most Saturdays at Stam's They have GREAT chocolates there and the best hot chocolate too!

I'll miss you Ken! Glad I got to see you before I head off to canine college.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Go be Amazing!

We went out for lunch today to say goodbye to my good buddies Glenn, Diana and Kelanie. We met them at the Brick City Grill and had some great I was told!

It's always hard to say goodbye. My friends wished me well and hope that I do well at canine college. As they were walking away, Diana looked back at me and said "Go be Amazing" I even needed a tissue.

So long my friends, I'll make sure that TBG keeps you updated on my progress.

Last training class!

Went to my last training class at Cyclone Country Kennel Club. It was the end of my rally class and we got to go through a few different courses. Here's a picture of one of those courses.

Had a lot of fun! I'll miss my friends at CCKC

Monday, October 20, 2014

My last trip to Waterford

Sadly, I made my last trip to Waterford over the weekend. Got to see all my friends and say goodbye. I gave everyone a little "extra" attention and also gave each of my friends a going away gift!

Here's the gift I made for each of my friends...a magnet to remember me by.

So long my friends, I'll miss you all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More "lasts"

As the time draws near for me to head to Ohio, I am going around town saying my goodbyes to all my friends. Today I stopped in at the bank. While hard to say goodbye, I help deflect the sorrow by being my cuddly, awesome self!

                                                         Here's a pic of me watching while everyone took care of the customers!

Thanks for the well wishes and I'll make sure TBG keeps you all updated on my progress.

So long my friends!

Monday, October 13, 2014

My last vet visit in Ames

TBG and I stopped in to say goodbye to Dr. Lisa today. She's taken great care of me since we arrived in Ames! She gave me a last look over and said I was fit to continue on with my training.

Thanks to Dr. Lisa and all of the employees at Ames Pet Hospital, they are all "Top Dogs" in my book!!

                                                                                          I'll miss you all.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Me" time

Yesterday I got some much needed "me" time. You know, sometimes a pup just wants to be alone and let the humans go out and do "their" thing. That said, I spent yesterday afternoon in one of my most comfortable and quiet places...

Thank goodness I didn't have to go with them, from what they showed me, it was VERY loud and VERY dirty!

They went on a train ride just West of Ames in Boone. It's the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. TBG planned it so they could ride the restored steam locomotive train! They got to ride on the open valley car instead of being cooped up inside the train. From what I was told, it was beautiful weather, they saw lots of color as the trees move into Fall and the steam locomotive was by far the coolest thing (especially for TBG).

This was at the station before departure.

This was where the engine moved from one end of the train to the other at the halfway point.

TBG said he and Dr.No got really dirty on the trip back to the station. Apparently that steam locomotive is coal fired and it would belch out small coal bits under load. TBG said it was still worth the trip!

So friends, if you ever come to Ames and you want something different to do on a Saturday, a train trip through the Iowa hills & valleys should be on your list!

Here's a link to the railroad: Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I had a great time!

There comes a time in every CCI pup's life when we move on from one family to the next.  Where we go from the comfort of a nice house, soft floors and cushy beds to what we pups call "boot camp".  Tile floors, work tables, endless training, small kennels with concrete floors and a cell...errrr, roommate.  It's called "turn in" and mine is approaching fast!

With that in mind, I sat down with TBG and Dr. No and went through all of my puppy pictures, picked out some of the best and added some music to make my "Goodbye Video".

I hope you enjoy the video, we had a lot of fun making it!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Big fundraising event!

Wow! did we have a great time!!

The KC chapter of Canine Companions for Independence had their big fundraising event and it was a HUGE success!

It was held at McCarthy-Morse-Chevrolet in Overland Park, Kansas. There were lots of people along with a lot of auction items!

We were presented a check too!

Let's just say I was TIRED by the end of the night!!

Thanks to all that worked so hard to raise money for us pups! And thanks to all of those that donated!!