My girl Piper, what a wonderful ambassador to the breed she is. Piper is in training to assist me with the R.E.A.D. program at our small town's newly opened public library. This has long been a dream of mine...but that is another story for another day.
Today is the state Special Olympics. Thought I would bring Piper along to see how she did with the crowds. Plus, she did double duty-cheering on her "uncle" Dave as he was competing as well!
Piper was amazing. Truly, truly amazing. She used her soft paws, gave 'baby kisses', didn't jump (even when she really wanted to!) She weaved her way in and around the throngs of people, healing on a loose lead. She sat politely to meet new people--loads, and loads of new people! There was that one embarrassing bowel movement incident. But, we can't be completely perfect, can we?
Everyone loved her. Kids and adults flocked to her. I am so very proud of my little girl. Believe me when I say this--she has come a looonnngg way!
It was hard to get pictures of her as she was continually surrounded by people giving her loads of loving. I was able to snap a few.
Making an excellent choice to not jump up.
Just hanging out with my nephew-
And, just because. A picture of the true star from today, my handsome brother David, winning the bronze for the shot put.
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
Awwww what a good, good girl she is! WTG Piper!!
Congrats to your brother .
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Congrats on two stars of the day!
Now I need to know the secret for "no jump" training.
NOTHING has worked with Flynn.
Seamus and Flynn
How wonderful! I'm beeming just reading it. And what an awsome pic of your brother
Lovely! I wish I could do that stuff with Abbey, but she still hasn't calmed down at ALL and I am afraid that she would accidentally knock someone over.. some day I hope to, though!
Piper looks like she had fun, too, enjoying all of the free pets!
Congrats to your brother and Piper, you must be proud!!
Awww, what a sweetie....You'll love the library program too...My chocolate, Jobe, does Tail Waggin Tutors for TDI.... Its our favorite place to visit!!!!
Mom to Indy 6/12/98 to 11/16/11 (always in my heart), and Jobe 8-14-2000 to 6/24/2013 (Working TDI) English Labs, and Annie our Golden Retriever (TDI), and Kodiak (who will one day hopefully be a TDI dog if he doesn't kill me first).
Way to go Piper girl!!!! That's wonderful, Anne!!
Congrats to David as well! Woooot David!!