We are On the Road Again, as Willie sings and with the Punk. Will probably only post once a week until Home Again.
A Punky laugh. The Punk did not like the first day of traveling. He had to habituate or in other words get used to the confinement and different noises. The next morning when we loaded the car and told him to get in, he beat it back to the motel door. David had to pick him up and put him in the car while he whined and protested.
That disobedience is why he will probably always be a Service Dog in Training. However, he does well in restaurants, and most indoor places. Barking is a bit of a problem, but not when he is at heel or being carried.
One Quizno manager made us show the above ID and examined it carefully. Everyone else just waved us through with big smiles when I said, “Service Dog.”
One of the bonuses of our various aging problems – go anywhere with the Punk, no extra charges for having him in a motel with us. Service dogs rock.
When we arrived at our destination, the Punk showed his brilliance by remembering not to chase the Free Range Chickens without our saying a word. Clever boy.
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This post was not inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt: Memory on the Menu by Ben Huberman but fits right in. Dear Mom: Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.
Dear Mom, I don’t think I every really thanked you enough for all the gifts you bestowed. Today, I am thinking mostly about how you taught me to love animals. Our house was never without one and at one point held a screech-owl, we eventually set free, several flying squirrels, a canary, a dog and a cat.
The love of animals is a marvelous gift to give any child. I hope you know how grateful I am for that one of your many gifts.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.