There were sooooo many other puppies who looked just like me. Some with long golden hair like me then some with shorter gold hair however, there were some other puppies who did not look like me at all. They were black in color.
We had great cafeteria food - I think I put on the freshman 15 in just a few weeks. The bathroom was nice and clean and the attendant gave wonderful spa baths and did our toes perfectly. I visited the Vet at the on site health clinic and had my monthly heart worm med.
A typical day started with the wonderful cafeteria person bringing us our food. We had room service - Can you believe that ?? After that depending on what level of instruction you were in training started. Some in the classroom and some on paws training. I saw puppies with harnesses on walking people with blind folds on, puppies pulling wheel chairs and picking up stuff off of the floor along with puppies opening doors, turning on/off lights and a whole bunch of other stuff. I was in the classroom with the other freshman learning more advance obedience training.
We also had free time during the day so we would all gather at the park and play. There were a few snow storms and it was sooooo cool to play with everyone in the snow. Sometimes after playing we had to go to the spa for a good cleaning.
After about a week of classroom training the time came for me to finish my physical. Deb and I got in the KSDS van - me in my crate and Deb driving. Deb headed off to a small town about 20 minutes from KSDS and I am proud to report I did GREAT !! I passed - No car sickness. However, the same thing did not happen on the way back. ICKY car sickness snuck up on me and I received a failing report. The next time we went out we listened to soothing music and turned my crate in a different direction. Again, I received a failing grade. Several more attempts for a passing grade failed even with Deb giving me ginger to soothe my tummy. Deb was so nice to me through all of this along with all of the other professors at KSDS.
I am happy to report that I did pass my Pre-ACT test but did NOT pass my Pre-Physical. Failed with the car sickness. Because of that I have been released from KSDS College. I was really upset when Deb told me this but she comforted me and told me there is always a mission for every puppy born and that I just need more time to find mine. She said all dogs find their special calling so it will come to me when the time is right.
|Ruthie & my Granny|
|Deb, me, Ruthie & Granny|
|Saying Good-Bye to Deb|
When we got home Mom took me aside and had a very sad and serious talk with me. My Grandpa Keuter who loved to read my blog and pet me passed away while I was at KSDS. Mom told me he asked about me several times while in the hospital wondering how I was doing at KSDS college. Mom wishes I could have been there to get to say "Good-Bye" My first outing after I came home with my Mom from KSDS as a puppy was to my Grandpa's house.
|We will MISS you Grandpa - May you find a puppy in heaven at the rainbow bridge :)|
THANK YOU to all of the WONDERFUL people who entered and influenced my life while as a puppy at KSDS and also when I returned to KSDS College. Everyone of you will always be in my heart and I will always remember you. May you help all of my classmates find their special purpose and missiion and forever partner.
Watch for my NEW adventures in finding my
mission & purpose in Life !