|Jam, sitting, while Fred is at the end of the leash.|
- Arrival of puppies
- Puppies taken to Freshman dorms (receiving kennels)
- Campus tour (this is where puppy hugging happens as all the moms and dads are weeping and in need of some loving), blindfold walks and refreshments
- Guest speaker
- Closing comments and farewell
|Fred and Jam inside the Leepa-Rattnor Museum in Tarpon Springs.|
When asked to share fun and positive adventures, I wrote the following:
|Fred and Jam walking up at a figure of Andy Warhol.|
For additional comments and our wishes for whomever is matched with Jam, I wrote:
Weeping is full blown now
Of course the trainers just want the facts. The unvarnished reality of Jam. All of his good and his less than ideal traits. How do I put down counter surfer and not feel like a failure for not being able to get that behavior under control? Jam's stubbornness is mammoth. Squirt bottles and corrections were nothing in the face of a potential yummy that might be had. And yet, he is so smart. He knew the switch command at 4 months (we did it every Monday-Wednesday-Friday).
He will Drop It. So tell me, why does he pick it up again?!!!
This morning, as it has been every morning the summer off, I have been woken up by my furry alarm clock: Jam. He usually lets me sleep until 7:30 am. Then he will put his two front paws on the bed and poke his nose in my face. If I say, "No." He lies back down until I am ready to get up. But he is most happy if I wake up then. Because he has been waiting patiently by my bedside for me to awaken.