Saturday, October 20, 2012

Drumroll please!!

OK hold that thought. Yesterday was Jack's birthday. He turned 8 years old. I can't believe it. 8 sounds so much more mature than 7 doesn't it? Maybe it is just a mental thing for me but I now consider him a grown up. I had to work but to celebrate he got a cow trachea at lunchtime. Today he went to the prison with me to see how the new puppy (Dori) would do meeting a big dog. She was very sweet and did great with him. (and vice versa as expected)  She really wanted to play but whenever he tried playing back she tapped out by rolling over. Maybe she'll be more comfortable next time.

 He really wanted her to play tug.

 Last weekend we got to walk with my friend Meredith and her dog Ryka. She was smitten with Jack so we have decided she is his girlfriend. Or perhaps he can be her personal body guard. He's fine being either as long as he gets to walk beside her.

OK back to that drumroll: To top off our weekend today we went to and took a Canine Good Citizen test together. He passed!! He is now officially*: Liberty's After the Frost CGC. Yay!!! (* technically unofficially until we get the certificate in the mail)

You can still call him Jack though. I don't want his head to swell. Congrats to Ryka who also passed her CGC test. Double yay!!!!

Jack is such an amazing dog. Even though he considered cheating on Ryka with the tester dog Bravo, (the CUTEST miniature poodle ever so I can't blame him) he was a perfect gentleman. Of course living with his own 2 ladies keeping him in check probably helps some. This is what happens daily around here:

Zola thinks he is her special heated bed and cuddle cave and Jenny steals his chewies. Luckily for them he is very tolerant.

I am blessed to be able to share my life with such a wonderful dog. Thank you Donna and Mike of Liberty Akitas for breeding such fabulous dogs and trusting me with him.

He still isn't a fan of his mom with the camera tho. :-)