It’s another beautiful day here in the UK and spring is most definitely in the
It was one springtime that I was born. Full of dreams of chasing birds and
bunnies but that soon changed when I decided that I wanted to put my nose
to a different kind of use.
I had been suggesting to Gemma for a while that I might be able to do
something different with my skills but she took a while to understand what I
was saying. The things dogs and humans say to each other can be a little bit
difficult to interpret, can’t they?
We all speak the common language of love quite well but words and actions
can sometimes mean something different from what we think they mean.
The real problem is that Gemma didn’t know that anyone can be trained to
be a dog handler. She thought that only ex-military and ex-police people
could do it. She’s a little bit sad that she didn’t do it earlier in life but I like to
remind her that if she had have done that, I wouldn’t be here and we
wouldn’t be doing these amazingly fun things together!
So with a bit more of a nudge, I got her to make a phone call, and guess
what? Gemma had exactly the right amount of money to do the courses she
needed to do.
So, she had the dog, she had the money, and she had lots of excitement too.
On our first day of the course, I ran around some vehicles hunting for the
smell that meant my ball was coming. I went into a clothing factory and did
some searches in there too.
We had lots of breaks and I got to swim in the river which was in the woods.
When I got home, I jumped into my bed and slept very soundly. That’s the
thing with using your nose to find things - it’s so tiring! I think I had the best
sleep of my life that night!
I always sleep well at night now too.
We’ve been busy all day so I’m going to have a bit of an afternoon snooze I
think. I love snoozing and I love my ball...