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I love a PARADE!

July 20, 2008

Mom and dad took me to the Pooch Parade today… it was SO MUCH FUN! It’s the annual fundraising event that The Canine Adoption and Rescue League puts on here in Ventura down at the beach park. It’s really great that they do this – all the money goes to helping dogs in need of homes…I used to be one of those too – until I met mom and dad… 

Mom, dad and I started of with a brisk walk…a whole 5K! My mom the dog training coach is really great…she let me sniff and explore much of the time…of course I had to ask for permission first – that’s what she taught me, and something she teaches her students in both her classes and private sessions. Something called “setting boundaries”? or “Mother May I?” Whatever…all I figured out is, if I don’t pull towards something, but look up at her, then she’ll walk  me over to where I want to sniff… I guess it works for both of us…
Anyway, after the walk dad had to leave – he’s motivated by playing tennis…and he’s really good! He won the tournament he signed up for…mom was pretty cool with it but we did miss him being with us… So mom and I walked around, checked out the vendors, talked with lots of people and other dogs… Mom said I did great! All I know is I greeted both the dogs and the people in the way mom taught me too…with my good manners – something else she teaches in the classes at her inquisitive canine studio here in Ventura… 
We had a nice time – the weather was great too…This year mom didn’t enter me in any contests, but that’s okay – it was fun watching all the other dogs have fun…nice to be on the sidelines relaxing…maybe next year…Hmm, I wonder which contests she would enter me in? Maybe the kissing contest? I like doing that…mom is fun to kiss…Something for this inquisitive canine to ponder…

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