"Don't bark first, sniff politely and then back away. Um... listen to -- uh... somebody..."
It was nerve-wracking!! But finally we were there, and Momma made me pose for a "first day of school" picture.
We went inside to someplace called "Petsmart", but I call it HEAVEN!! OMD, folks, there were SO many smells and goodies all over the place! There were treats and chewies and toys, and oh my goodness!!! I loved just walking around sniffing it all, and I loved hearing Momma saying "Good girl, Jessie" over and over.
"Welcome to class! I'm Jessie. Will you be my furiend??"
Then we went into our class area, where you can still hear and smell people all around but they're blocked out. That makes it hard to concentrate, but I'm a GOOD girl. My classmates started coming in too. There are three other dogs. A very sweet lab mix named Daphne -- she's in the pictures. She's pretty shy, but I greeted her like a very good girl. Then a gorgeous bully named Diesel who is VERY hyper and talks a lot! And finally a little terrier named Mia who hid behind her pawrents' legs a lot and growled any time you looked at her.
"Okay, we'll chat later. Nice to meet you!"
There were SO many hard things to learn. My teacher Miss Audrey was so impressed with how well I know SIT. I showed off for her a lot. There was another thing called WATCH ME where I was supposed to look at Momma and NOT at all the interesting things going on around me. Hoo boy, that was ruff!! But I got it down pretty well. Momma was impressed. She didn't think I'd be able to focus as well with the other dogs around. HMPH!! Then the last thing we worked on was TOUCH, where I was supposed to touch Momma's hand with my nose. That one I didn't care for that much. Oh sure, I could DO it. I just didn't really see the reason to most of the time. Whatevs.
Momma was SO happy with how well I did, she kept kissing me and hugging me and telling me what a GOOD GIRL I was the rest of the day. Woohoo!! I like school. I hope the rest of it goes as well!
Oh, and if that wasn't enough, did you hear that STANLEY asked me out again?!?!? I get to be his New Year's date for the Blogville Holiday Hijinks!! We're going to have such a good time! Be sure you get to pawticipate and send in your pictures soon.
JESSIE FOR SURE YOUR ADORABLE HOLLY BERRY COLLAR WAS 100% A SIGN OF YOUR DESIRE TO BE FURIENDSReplyDelete
GOOD LUCK I EXPECT YOU WILL BE THE STAR PUPIL
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
how great that this furst day was a good one for you... to be a GOOOOOOD GIRL is like an A+++ right?ReplyDelete
Wow Jessie you are going to a HARD school...my first day I just learned to SIT and then later down the road to learned to lay down....mostly I ate chicken livers and gizzards............as treats, I fink you need to demand those fings before you do anymore......how did they teach you "watch me" mom was wondering??? We love how festive you are looking......Angus MacReplyDelete
I get a chicken treat I love, but by the time we were learning TOUCH I was just done. BOL. For WATCH ME, Momma would hold up a treat to get my attention and then bring it to her face while pointing at her eye and saying the words. After a few times of that, she'd start pointing and saying the words without a treat in her hand and giving me the treat with her other hand.Delete
You are gonna get an A in school for sure!ReplyDelete
So proud of you, Jessie! Sounds like you did great!ReplyDelete
Wow, congrats on such a wonderful furst day! Sounds like you did very very well and I bet you got a treat from the big collection of goodies at the store. I don't think I'd get that touch thing either. Weird. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish
Wow, you are attending the same school as we did! You are clearly a star student! Are you gonna get your CGC?ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
Oh Jessie - sounds like a great first class! It must be hard to concentrate with all that fun and yummy stuff around. We know you will do wonderful!ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel
Oh Jessie I cannot tell you just how much I ADMIRE you!!!! What a BRAVE and CLEVER girlie you are!!!!!ReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
I have no doubt at all, Jessie, that you are going to get straight A's!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
We are so very proud of you Jessie!!ReplyDelete
Well done Jessie!!!ReplyDelete
Ginger, Matt & Matilda
High Paws Jessie! Did you get any homework?ReplyDelete
Look at your mom and not at other stuff? Oh, I don't think I could do that! Way to go, Jessie!ReplyDelete