I had this whole great plan to challenge mom this morning and howl like a banshee in my crate, but I forgot all about it. When mom went to take her shower instead of whining I got very quiet. In fact I was so quiet that DADDY got up after a little bit and let me out of my crate and praised me for being very, very good. Then he took me out to go potty. I love dad. He plays ball really well, and he likes to make me go fast chasing things, which I love to do.
Last night I had a kind of a rough night at school. First, there's the loud heater which I don't like much. Then a train goes by during class and I really do not like it. The whole place shakes and it makes all kind of squeaks and groans.
And then, well, really I am a baby and this whole thing where I am expected to pay attention for a whole hour really doesn't work for me all the time. The good news is that mom knew from the beginning that I would have to repeat class at least 2 times and probably 3 before I was grown-up enough to behave for the whole class time. I am still very little. She better not forget that. But I don't think she will.
Anyway, I got so bored that I laid down and wouldn't get up. Now, in my defense, this was after I spent 15 minutes playing really hard with another dog AND we were halfway into class. I had done a series of really perfect puppy push-ups both with mom beside me and in front of me. I also tried some loose lead walking, but since we haven't done a lot of regular walking this week (mom's so busy with her "work" nonsense!) that I didn't do so well at that, but I tried hard. But then I was pretty much done.
I was trying to let mom know that I was really done, and she totally did not get it. She kept right on with the happy voice and the treats I didn't even want any more. So I peed on the floor. And she didn't even notice it until after. I bet she got my point then! Dad even took my picture while I was peeing. Mom said "Gee. Thanks, honey." and dad laughed at her. That made me wag and wiggle a lot. I figure peeing on the floor at school is not the same as peeing on the floor in other places. I can tell that a lot of other dogs have peed there before me, so really it's like an obligation that I add myself to the mix.
Today was errand day and I LOVE errand day. After we visited the yarn store and delivered eggs we went to deliver eggs at the Elgar place. last week, remember, I stayed in the car. This week I got to go in. Something about mom and Katy having lunch or something. Well, here is what I know about this Elgar place. There are women.
When they were done with the socks, we walked to Osaka (not the actual place in Japan, but a place in Northampton that has sushi) from Katy's office. Now, this is not a walk like at home where there's maybe a car or two. This is a city, with lots of cars, trucks, air brakes and even strange dogs. Two strange dogs came and met me. I was terrified and so I misbehaved and got very snappy. Mom told me that it was not ok to be mean even if I am scared. She has so many rules! Anyway, I made it to Osaka and back and didn't die even once, although I thought I was going to. Mom says now we have to walk in the city every week. I wonder if I had just toughed it out if she would have let me never go back there again. Oh well, too late now! Northampton, here I come! Hope you're ready for me!
Well, I have to go to bed now. Dad is taking mom out - apparently it is her birthday. I didn't get her anything. I hope she doesn't hold it against me. I know. When they get back from dinner, maybe I will let her pet my ears. That always seems to go over well.