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Training is a Pain in the Tail

So Mommis wants to get me certified as a Service Dog. What if I don’t want to be one?

I guess I don’t get to choose. This morning we went to the Biltmore Fashion Park and Juan met us there. I should have known something was up when I saw him. 

Anyway, it was a pain in the tail. “Buppy sit” again and again. Which I learned this morning is NOT the same as down. Usually when Mommis says almost anything I either come or go down depending. But this time every time she said sit and I got down we had a do-over.

Then, when I got that, we practiced stay. I did great on that until the time “stay” meant she was leaving me with Juan to go into the Apple Store.

For 3 entire minutes!!! I only made a minute and a half. Finally, to get her to stop doing this stuff I just went down and refused to do anything else.

I’m so damned tired. 

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Mixed Reality

Every morning my Mommis talks to Leeloo’s Mommis about this game they are playing. Sometimes the game makes her happy, but the last two days it made her sad because she says she’s out of balls and there was a wild Ponyta out there. I didn’t see any Ponyta, but I did see a ball in the grass this morning.  

She just kicked that one away toward Sammy. I don’t get it.

She also said something about buying more balls and Leeloo’s Mommis said don’t spend money doing that. But when I got into the car I opened the place where the sunglasses live and guess what? I found Mommis some money to buy more balls.

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Team Hardaway Gets Down

This posture is called the “down.” I got this. But there’s another piece I don’t understand at all. It’s called the “stay.”
I always position my down between Mommis’s legs. I feel that’s the best place to be. But then when Mommis moves, shouldn’t I move with her? Isn’t that “staying”–between her legs? But no. The other boys on Team Hardaway know you’re supposed to let her just leave you. I’ll never get there. I love her too much.

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Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are nice people who like dogs and even will take you outside to pee. How do I know? Mommis took me to the Mesa Entrepreneurship Roundtable tonight and while she was speaking I walked around the table meeting all the people. There was one cat person but she was still nice. She wants to make sunscreens for cars with cat paws on them but she agreed to do dogs next.


Mommis  was pretty busy so this lady Pam took me out to pee. This saved me from potential embarrassment!

I like entrepreneurs.

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She’s Back!


We were all back together again this morning. Mommis materialized mysteriously on Wednesday night. UncleEd brought her home.But then my lover Leeloo didn’t show up at the park on Thursday.

 I thought she broke up with me, but then she showed up today. I was so excited I think I assaulted her. 

She put her tail down and didn’t speak to me for almost the whole walk! But then she forgave me. I will never do that to her again; I respect women.

Especially I respect Mommis because she came home.