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"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom
Sunday, January 1, 2012
A Trip to Grandma's Farm
My Christmas break has flown by! There are so many things I had in mind to do and just didn't get time for them, as usual. But, Churry did get several new experiences in addition to running the regular boring errands with me. For starters, I exposed my poor defenseless dog to Wal-Mart. I promised her not to do this often as I hate going there myself. She was a very perfect little lady in there, which is more than I can say for many people I encounter in that store! She also went out to eat with us at Arby's in Lawrence after we picked up Pat at work. Then, we packed up and went to my parent's for the New Year's weekend. She was able to participate in the last Christmas celebration of the season. She went through a buffet style food line with me and behaved very well while I got my food. She also enjoyed some attention while we opened a gift.
Then she took a nap for the rest of the afternoon while we were there.
The next day we visited my parent's horses. She really enjoyed all of the animals there, especially the cows.
After she had settled down a bit we worked on some commands in the new environment. She did really well with a "stay". We also tried jumping on some unfamiliar things. She enjoyed the hay bales, but was not interested in getting up in the tractor seat.
And finally, we stopped at the Buffalo Bill statue...because we are the "Birthplace of a Legend"! She thought it was fun to sit on the statue and try to climb up the very slick surface.
And finally, she and Cooper posed for a picture at the cutouts. Churry was not impressed with sticking her head in to look like a Wild West girl!
Cooper took the job very seriously though!
I hope everyone had a Happy New Year's and all of your dreams and goals come true!