Woohoo!! Yes you read it correctly I PASSED my final assessment on Sunday – can you tell how excited I am?
Let me tell you it wasn’t easy! It was 90 minutes in length and there was no time for Mischief (Ok, so maybe I snuck a little in – I tapped on the glass door when I’d had enough of them telling us what we needed to do! Tee Hee).
Anyway, there were about 10 other Dogs there AND they even threw (no, not literally! ) a CAT in to see if they could put us off!! I wasn’t expecting that!
The organization is called Furry Friends and they allow all kinds of animals to come on the visits (so long as they’re certified, of course) – so they needed to check how I’d behave with a CAT!
They brought it over to me in a blanket, I sniffed the blanket and then turned away and ignored the Cat – there was no way I was gonna let a Cat get me distracted from this very important test!!
I even did well with the wheelchair, the walking frame, the whistle and the clicker – The clicker did make me jump back as it startled me – I was careful not to bark though! At the very end they gave me a yummy treat and I had to take it nicely – that bit was easy!!
Then it was time for the photo shoot so they can make an ID tag for me – well if I haven’t had enough practice with Mum taking my photos!!
I’m going to start out with visiting retirement homes and eventually hope to also go to Children’s Centres and Hospitals and do the READ program. This program is where children get to practice reading by reading to animals!! It all sounds great!!
I’m even going to start with my first visit TODAY – yep, Mum’s going to groom me all nicely and we’re going to a local retirement home for a visit. Furry Friends works in teams, so I’ll get to meet some other Dogs too, and I believe there is a Cat on this team – Yay – I’m gonna have a Cat friend! I’ll let you know how I get on……