This is my totally unflattering “I’m going for a run dad” “oh let me get a picture of you and Gaston and Daniel before you go!” picture…I’m blinking too…lol
Today we started out for the bus and work eagerly anticipating Gaston’s reaction to the wire crate at my job–the thing which would either let him stay through tomorrow or make him go home early. Well we got there and he did fine with it. Yaaay.
It was an exhausting day at camp, but somehow having a puppy makes it ten thousand times more fun. He spends most of the camp in the crate and then on my lunch break he gets to be loose in my break room and then he goes back in while I finish the camp.
I had this random guy come up to me (as is normal to puppy raisers) and ask a bunch of questions. Unlike most people this guy was really driving me nuts. He asked all the normal questions and then he just stood there and kinda watched me for about 10 minutes while occasionally asking random questions. Not watching Gaston, watching me. Eventually his bus came and he left. *whew*
The bus is pretty crowded, and he’s a huge dog!! We have affectionately nicknamed him “Moose”
So far my experience with Gaston has convinced me that goldens are amazing and wonderful. He’s sweet, smart, can focus but also be goofy when not working, listens, and responds to corrections on the flat collar! I love this guy!!!
Haven’t seen the phase reports for the week, but as far as I know everyone is still in, and no one is in class…
The letter for the week? G! As in Gaston the male golden retreiver who is spending a few days at my house. He gets to be the first one to take the bus adventure with me this summer. Our club’s other golden might also get the chance in August.
Gaston’s raisers (our leaders) brought him over before youth group since it worked out for me to take him tonight. He’s the sweetest dog I think I’ve ever met! I’ve actually never puppy-sat a golden puppy before, so I was a little nervous at first. I did work with my friend’s golden at school (Guinevere) but that was never really on my own. But I’m in love with him already and I’ve only had him 4 hours. Oh, and he’s 14 months for those of you who are curious.
He has some typical golden traits–a little exciteable and very loving. But I was so so surprised at how well he handled the part of youth group he did get to go to. He just sat like a little gnome right next to my feet when I told him to sit, and he watched what was going on, but didn’t stress or anything. Tomorrow we take the bus to work and I’m hoping that all will go well. My leader told me that he’s had some trouble with wire crates and that’s the kind I have waiting for him at the campus, but hopefully there won’t be any trouble after all. If there is, I have to call her to come pick him up and end my perfect 2 days a whole 36 hours short.
They definitely don’t do him justice, but it’s 10pm, so I couldn’t get the nice ones outside. We’ll probably get some tomorrow after work.
G is very happy, chewing a toy….I wonder if I could convince his raisers he disappeared………..