Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Mighty Mr. Micron

Meet our newest Super Dog, the Mighty Mr. Micron. Sure, he's stinkin' adorable now, but just wait. This little guy is on his way to be something pretty awesome. Micron belongs to Canine Companions for Independence. He's the second service dog we've raised. Micron will be living with us until he's around 16 months old. Then he will go back to CCI for advanced training to become a service dog. Service Dog College, so to speak.

We're now on Day 2 with this little guy. He's sleeping through the night in his crate. It's just that he thinks 2:30 a.m. is morning. Not a problem, really. Who needs a full night's sleep anyway? That's sarcasm, folks. He's discovering the ugly truth of dealing with someone who is not a morning person. Stinkin' cute is only gonna get you so far at 2:30 in the morning.

You know how you compare your kids? You don't have to admit it to me, but you know you do. I don't mean in a competitive way, like Cleatis is shore a might smarter than Cooter. But how kid #1 likes peanut butter and kid #2 likes cheese pizza. Or maybe that kid #1 slept through the night at an earlier age than kid #2 did. All I want to say right now is that Inga never got me up at 2:30 in the morning. Nope. Never.

So anyway, what cutie. Micron is an eight week old Labrador/Golden Retriever cross (LGX in CCI-speak). When I saw his six week photo, I was sure he smelled like snickerdoodle cookies. He's been in a playful, happy mood since we brought him home last Thursday evening. He and our family dog, Jager, have hit it off quite nicely. Jager's such a good sport about this puppy raising business; what a great dog.

Our amazing adventures the past couple of days have been really not much more than doing the duty outside. Also, basic good behavior things like sitting before getting the food bowl and not grabbing my sneaker laces when walking. Stuff like that. It's going to get more exciting than this, I promise. In the meantime, enjoy the cuteness with me, won't you?

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