Sunday, October 24, 2010
And very little sleep the first 3 days due to anticipation and excitement about meeting my dog. No words can express the joy andexcitement and emotional feelings involved there..
Guide Dogs of the Dessert is based in White Water, California. The main headquarters and shop/Puppy Raiser Center is in Downtown Palm Springs. That Headquarters is called the Depot. We drive there at 8 am and again at 1 pm. It's about 5 miles drive. There, Bob my trainer takes us out individually or 2 at a time to walk the streets of Down town Palm Springs. My Leone is so smart. she stops at curbs and I am teaching her sign Language. Hand gestures rather than using my voice. she's doing very well. We walked on a sidewalk that has a harrow area with objects. Leone has led me safely through those objects without me bumping anything. She also stopped me in mid intersection as we crossed the street when an idiot made a left turnright in front of us keeping me from being hit by the car. "Good girl!" I praised her.
After one tiresome session Bob took us behind The Depot to Ben and Jerry's for an ice cream. Yes I ahd ice cream and he said I deserved it! I selected chocolate peanut butter swirl.
Thursday While at the Depot Bob said "i'm taking you and Ayla and your dogs out shoe shopping" We walked a block away where Leone was fitted for Rain/ice /snow shoes. They were so cute and I was laughing and giggling at how sweet and cut she looks with boots on. She got embarrassed. Oh my goodness I didn't realize a dog can have emotions. she hid her face between my knees and put ehr paw on my shoe and she was blushing.
Later on I will take her to Petco for a back pack where i can keep her potty bags.
Today, Sunday, Trainers are awy with their spouses and we were left to fend for ourselves. But there is other staff on hand. I'm getting ready to do my laundry and I will spend time on here. It has been a very good week for me.
But... Remember i told you about my sonic Boom alarm clock that shakes the bed and a very loud pulsing sounmd as well as flashing light? Well it woke the other clients up so we're down to just the flashing light. haha It is one loud alarm clock and lives up to it's name.