Wednesday was a big day, it was the first test in the process to become a Therapy Dog!!
We had to go for an assessment at the vets, well, I was getting assessed, Mum was just coming for the ride……
As we arrived I heard someone ask Mum who she had with her, so I popped my paws onto the counter so they could see me - I was also checking to see if that Cat was there that had been hanging around last time – Doh!! No sign of the Cat…….
So, It started with a weigh-in – my svelte-like 47lbs was met with approval. Oh, hold on, Mum said that wasn’t part of the test, that was just out of interest, anyway at least there won’t be any restrictions on Dentastix, so that’s good!
Next I had to go and wait for Dr Rick in the little room, he’s been my vet since the beginning and knows me really well. I gave him my usual big welcome, he got down on the floor, so I got down lower to see if he wanted to play – he’s so much fun, we had a little play.
Next he got the treats out, this usually means he’s gonna do something sneaky, but surprisingly this time it wasn’t the case – all I had to do was sit and I got the treats, piece of cake for me. I wonder if taking treats nicely was part of the test? I’m gonna tell Mum I need to keep practising this skill in case it’s required when we go to do Therapy work – Tee Hee…..
I think actually he tested me for certain things that I didn’t even realise he was testing? But I was very happy to hear I’d passed!!
He filled in some forms for Mum and said I was a wonderful candidate as a Furry Friend – Woohoo!! If Mum had a tail I think she’d have been wagging hers too!!
Now that I’ve passed this part I think Mum has to submit all the forms and then we go to see the Animal Behaviourist for an assessment – Yay!! I’m so excited!!