Biscuit's Notes: It has been a long and busy month and I look forward to the times when I can just relax. It has come to the point that I don't even mind the time I spend in my kennel. First we took a VERY long car ride to the beach (to hear about that adventure, check this out), and then after all that fun we finally get home when we jump in the car again to stay at another house. I liked that house, it has lots of flowers to run around in and a big yard to play in. When we jumped in the car again I thought we might be going home, but instead we went to a new place and it was COLD. It was also very noisy. I did not like that noise. I barked when they blew the first whistle to tell them so! Back in the car again but I was glad to see my home, my yard and my Lia. It has been a couple of weeks since then and things were settling down, I was content when my human brought home my favorite thing ever, she calls it a Gimli! I love it! It is my favorite thing ever. I chase it, I play with it. I share all my toys, I show him how to do things. I help him eat his food and show him how to get treats. I love this thing. This is the life!
Lia's Notes: Sigh. What a crazy busy life. There is ANOTHER puppy visiting again, plus Biscuit so I went from being exhausted to just done in. I give up. I let those puppies run around and I just ignore them. Actually having two puppies is not a bad idea. They chase each other, and let me be. At least that is what I thought would happen.......but, that little one.......he seems to have developed quite the crush on me. Won't leave me alone. Follows me like a, well like a, love sick puppy. I regally ignore him and go about my day. Sigh. I have a tough life.
Gimli's Notes: I don't know what to think. I am a brave little guy who lives with a great family with four little kids. I normally run and play all day, at least I thought I did, until I came here and met Biscuit. And Lia. Oh, I think I love it here. Biscuit is not a bad guy. He is just my speed and will run and play, but you have got to see my favorite game. The human makes him sit (or my favorite lay) down and 'leave it' and I run around, run around, run around. I actually like to run in circles around Biscuit and even jump over him! He is not going to get me! He will just sit there while I do this. It is hillarious and I love it! But you know what I really love? LIA. She is wonderful, she is so sweet. She is the best dog ever. I would follow her anywhere just to sit there and look at her. I love it here and hope I never have to leave.
Notes about Sled Hockey: If you don't know what sled hockey is, you HAVE to check it out. This site, and the associated film ICE WARRIORS is a great resource to learn more. My brother Dan (seen above, he is the one that Biscuit is hanging out with and then the one in red in the second photo) has long played sled hockey and this is where I first began thinking about helping with a service dog. Though Dan does not need a service dog, there are a couple of players that we have seen with their assistance dogs. It is amazing what these dogs can and will do for their clients, and I am able to give just a little back and help someone like that in the future by raising Biscuit. The people who think assistance dogs have a rough life and do nothing but work have obviously never seen an assistance dog prancing on the ice or cheering on their human during a game, these dogs LOVE what they do and Biscuit will one day be just like them........though no one knows what climate he will land in. Isn't it great he has now seen both the hot beach and the cold ice, all in one month!? What's next?!