It’s Puppy Stan here! I just had to tell you about a new friend I met today out at Kilfarrassy Beach. I like going there because there’s always other dogs coming and going.
I didn’t spot a big black dog for a few minutes because the sun was dazzling me. He was down at the end of the beach and I raced towards him to see if he wanted to play.
He was full of his fun and even though he was lots bigger than me, it turns out that he’s only nine months old.
He told me that he’s a ‘working dog’ and that he’s being trained by a very kind man and woman who love him to bits. He’s been with them since he was eight weeks old but is due to leave shortly ‘cos he’s learned to do all the important things that he’ll have to do if he’s going to be a companion/helper for someone who needs a bit of a hand.
He said he’s upset at the thought of leaving the man and woman because they’ve been so kind to him AND he’s gone everywhere with them since he went to live with them. He even gets to go into shops and restuarants ~ just imagine! I don’t think I’d be able to resist grabbing cakes and goodies if I was let into a shop. If I have to wait outside certain shops, like the butchers or bakers, the scents send my tum-tum into a tizz-wizz.
He said that the man says that he’s got a great ‘doganality’ for the kind of work he’ll be doing. He’ll have to be obedient, gentle, diligent, focussed and think all the time about other people. It sounds awful hard, I think, especially the obedient and focussed bits.
I love the word ‘dogonality’ ‘cos every single dog is different. This guy had the best doggy smile I’ve ever seen. What do you think?
I hope I meet him again before he leaves. I wish I could drive the car and get to the beaches myself . What’s an automatic car?