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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Exposures and Other Fun Things

Thanks for checking back to see what I have been doing! I have been very busy! On Friday, I went to a place where they teach people that have trouble learning things. What a WONDERFUL time I had!! They all wanted to pet me and have me kiss them. You know that I really enjoyed that! I promised them that I would come back every few months and they could watch me grow and learn. I will watch them learn, too. A few of the people go to my church and they asked my mom where I was. She explained that she doesn't take me on Sunday morning because she is in the choir. I was sorry I missed them.

{Puppy Kisses are the Best}
As soon as we left the center, we met Aunt Barbara at Olive Garden. I slept under her feet while they finished lunch and then we went out of town to their lake house!! I got to go out in the boat and everything. What fun!! I was posing on the bow (I think that's the right word) of the ship and Aunt Barbara was taking my picture while Uncle Scott was getting ready to ski. I moved and fell in the water - yikes!!! My cousin Andrew jumped in to help me out. I was scared and didn't do too well at first, but then I just let my instincts take over and started paddling toward the shore. They kept trying to get me to swim after toys for the rest of the weekend, but I decided that I might wait until I was a little older. We had a really good time together and cried a little bit when we thought about how much Matthew would have enjoyed me. I spent a lot of time with Andrew and he's already very special to me. I know he loves me a bunch!!
When we got home from the lake on Sunday, I met Mom & Dad in the McDonald's parking lot to go to a church party at Camp Windy Gap near our house. There was another lake there!! Mom thought I should go swimming so she took me out a couple of times - not too far, but the water was over my head. I showed her that I knew how to swim - and headed right to the shore.

She knew I didn't really like it much, though, so we didn't do it again. The best part of the night was a bunch of the kids that are in our choir were there. They were really happy to see me and they carried me around and loved on me a lot. I really like that!!

Monday was a work day and I was glad to get back and see lots of my good friends there. My buddy, Susan, takes me for several walks a day and that's fun! If she would just let me eat grass, I would really be happy, but she is like my Mom and is always saying, "NO! LEAVE IT!" *sigh* I snuck some today and now I'm making all kinds of wonderful smells, but my mom doesn't appreciate them!

Monday night my friends Midnight, Penny and Neil came to the office for a meeting. I wasn't too happy to see Neil because he is TOO rough with me, but Mom and Georgie kept him from bugging me too much. We worked on lots of hard things - walking in a circle, turning around and going the other direction, sit, stay, come, down, leave. WHEW!! I also took them through the building and for a ride on the elevator. Then we went for a LONG walk down the greenway in front of UNC-A. Coming back we had to go up the BIG, LONG driveway - all uphill! I was tired, but I made it. My mom said I did really well and was proud of me. I thought I was pretty good, too, but I'll be happier when I can do even more stuff. I have SO much to learn!

{Puppy Just gotta have fun!}

{Good "Sit/Stay" everyone}

{Obedience? Aah who needs it??}

{SAM, Midnight and Neil}

{One Tired pup}
Well, it's time for me to go downstairs with my mom while she works out. I will watch her exercise for a little, chew on my bone, and then take a long nap since I will be very tired from all of that exercise going on!

Talk to you later!

*slurp* SAM


Alyssa said...
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Alyssa said...

Hey Sam! I'm Sadie. I decided to sneak on Mom's computer. I'm not a guide dog, but I have a tip for ya. When you make those bad smells, just run away from your mom and look back at her like she did it! Those humans don't think we know anything sometimes, but we can be awfully sneaky. :)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Sounds like you're having a lot of fun! Do you mind if I link you to my blog?

Anna Marie and Rusty

Erin and guide pup Midnight said...

Hi Sam!! You need to tell your mommy to update your blog!! Its been almost three weeks!!!

SAM-Future Guide Dog said...

Alyssa, I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier, but my mom didn't know I was supposed to go look for comments! OOPS! I like the idea of bad smells. They always blame me for all of them - even when it's not me!
Rusty, feel free to link me to your blog. I'm new at this, but I'll do my best to keep up!