A Weekend With Patrick
We got to fetch guide-dog-in-training Patrick for this long weekend just past.
When I went to fetch Patrick, trainer Hayley went to fetch him from his kennel for me.
When she came back to the kennel office with him she wasn’t entirely sure if she had fetched Patrick or his brother Pedro as they are hard to tell apart – but when he saw me he did a galloping, bouncing run across the office straight to me!
It was so adorable!
Then I showed her a couple of ways to tell Pedro and Patrick apart if she needs to – Patrick’s eyes droop more than Pedro’s do, giving him the ultimate “puppy eyes” expression, and Patrick is pigeon-toed!
Patrick’s Guide Dog training is progressing well. There is a little suspicion and some dog distraction, but those aren’t news to us and they are working on it. His trainers are positive they can deal with these little issues.
Its always wonderful to have our puppies visit, but this weekend we weren’t home much…
And even though poor Patrick came home with kennel cough (all the dogs including Patrick are being dosed with Moducare and Viral Choice), he didn’t let it get him down.
Here he is, pretending not to be at all interested in my slipper…
And then I caught him red-pawed!
He’s so funny – he picks it up and shakes it and trots around trying to get the other dogs to play too, and then he flops down onto his back, holding the slipper in his front feet as he chews on it!
And here’s Patrick, Riddick and Penny, fast asleep on Saturday night.