Candice & Tank
I was born one day after April Fool’s Day and I was destined to go to a family of Malamute admirers who just simply fell in love with me the day they came to see me! I heard the man say that they were “just looking” but he fell hard for me I tell you and the lady, well she was mine from the moment she held me! A few weeks later, they fetched me and brought me to my new home. I was not exactly ready for what happened next. I was sniffed and licked and prodded by an over-zealous German speaking girl-dog named Rose and then I was growled at, snarled at and then ignored by an older boy-dog (who looked exactly like me, just a lot bigger!); his name is Axl. He at least kind of spoke my language but I stayed far away from him.
I soon became great friends with the little girl in my new family. Her name is Payton and she is just so loveable. I really love playing with her and following her around the house. I settled in very quickly and even went with my Mom to work for a few weeks until I was old enough to stay at home.
That is when the fun began! Rose is my crazy friend. She tires me out with her endless running up and down, ball chasing and play-fighting. She gets quite mad at me when I get tired and I go rest. She then just carries on barking at dragonflies and birds. My mom has taken me to dog school since I was a small pup and I must say I LOVE going to school every Saturday. I get so many treats!!
The people just adore me; and well, I adore people too! It’s a win-win situation for everyone. I have moved up in classes since I started, and I can be very good…. when I want to be. I absolutely don’t enjoy putting funny toys in my mouth and I giggle so often when all the humans try to get me to this thing called “retrieve”! They have tried everything. So, not too long ago I decided to be a bit kind to them, and I actually retrieved Rose’s gross Jolly Ball for them! My word, the class erupted with squeals and cheering. If I had known I was going to get so rewarded, I would have done that ages ago!
I heard my Mom talking to someone about how much she enjoys spending time with me on a Saturday at SADTC and I must say, I enjoy it too. It’s a good time to enjoy her and I can feel how she loves it when we are in class together. Every now and again, I see Payton running around the field with her friend and I get distracted from class; but I try to do my best for my Mom and then I get back into the class thing. She has been quite a push-over for a while now and I take full advantage of it and I train her all the time! But lately she has been quite serious at class and I am now starting to see I better do my down-stays and sit-stays as I get way more treats when I do!
I love my dog school where I meet so many friends; furry and not so furry. And I love my family life and life is just good.