I am! I am! I really did it! Okay, so it took two tries, but I passed my Canine Good Citizen test yesterday! Now I am ready to be a serious dog.
On Saturday I did pretty well. Actually, mom said I did great. The only tiny problem was that when mom had a greet a stranger she forgot to tell me stay, so I didn’t think it would be a problem if I did just a tiny little jump while they shook hands. It was really just a tiny one. In the air too, not even on anyone. And I sat nicely when we went through it again, but this test is tough and you can’t make any mistakes, not even a little one.
Luckily we had a chance to take it again the very next day. This time we went to a park I had never been to before that was in the middle of the big shopping place with kids running all around and dogs playing with tennis balls and babies wearing hats that looked like bear faces! There were so many exciting things to look at!
It’s a good thing we got there early and walked around playing games. Mom also brought an extra special kind of treat, which I have never had before, called bacon. Mom mixed it in with my kibble so that all the treats tasted of this delicious stuff…it is even more delicious than hot dogs! Even though we couldn’t use any treats for the actual test, this bacon stuff really helped me to focus on mom while we were getting ready. I wonder if I will ever get such a delicious thing again?
By the time the test got started, I was ready! And I passed every single part! Mom was so excited. She gave me like a billion pets and extra bacon treats and said she was really proud. And I finally got to play with Smudge! He is only about the coolest dog I ever met. Even though we go on walks together a lot, I have never gotten to play with him before, but I have dreams about it almost every day. It was so much fun! Don’t you think he looks like Blueberry? Except lighter…
I was a very happy pup when we got in the car to go home.
But I was also exhausted; it only took about two seconds for me to fall fast asleep. I had some really good dreams about bacon and playing with my friends!