It's been a difficult few days, and we don't yet know if it's a fixer or whether we will be forced to shop for a new trolley, but we very much hope it's a fixer!!!
Even so, we are grateful to have parked the clown car and upgraded to a more suitable Trolley: The Jeep Liberty:
And the first route for this newly upgraded temporary Trolley peaked at the GRRH Meet & Greet at Orvis Westheimer yesterday... where "the star of the show" appears to cast a shadow of spilled water!!!
Meet Queso!!! He's a sweet and handsome boy, about 10 months to 1 year old! He is just out of the vet clinic from his neuter surgery. And he is... DIVINE!
A lot of people are interested in this sweet boy, and his status won't be 'available' for long!
Queso was SUCH a sweetheart that the Mom couldn't help but draw comparisons to the Reuf.
At one point, she even wondered if the Staff at Dogwood would notice that the Reufus had turned blonde in the course of a week! She determined that they most certainly would, because Queso walked well with a loose leash!
When the Mom got home yesterday, Reuf and I were very busy. I was multi-tasking with pasta boiling and sauce simmering on the stovetop... and I was also creating a SmileBox video for my Uncle Tom on the laptop.I still need to tell you the story of Reuf's training. It's positive reinforcement and treat rewarded. We have already observed a difference, given that we are relating to Reuf differently... and giving him tons of treats.
Because the Mom can't help but reward me, too... since I obey the commands without exception... I am probably going to grow as big as the house!
After all, I'm already on a diet of kibble and vegetables... which I supplement with fresh grass, twigs and sticks!
I'm always standing by, however, when the Reuf is called upon to perform a task, exhibit a behavior or a restraint... and at least for now, a treat is required to complete the transaciton!!!
He's a good and smart boy, and he's learning to focus, to concentrate, to understand...
But he's not all there just yet! And yes, yes.. One day soon, I will turn my blog over to him so he can tell you all about his experiences in Training Class.
For now, I'll tell you... he worked first next to an unruly dog named Blue. And once Blue was given his own protective space to work in, Reuf worked within feet of another dog named Rufus.
Yes. Yes. You're right. The Luke was Upstairs... pulling strings, with a hearty chuckle. I'm sure he was drawing his friends close, and telling them... "check this out... this will be FUNNY!!!
The Luke, as you know, was the Mom's soulmate.
There is no rational description for the relationship they shared...
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Run The Luke. Run.
Rest The Luke. Rest.Gosh... There is just SO much the Mom misses about The Sweet Boy, and life lived with him.
Thunderstorms were the exception, but globally... The Luke innately understood and knew how to behave in all circumstances!
His cuteness, too... is legendary!
This is something we have in common!!!
Something else the Luke and I share ... along with the Reufus... is a LOVE for our Uncle Tom!
Uncle T gave the Luke a lift in his Porsche, as he made his way to Houston and the Mom. And he and my sweet, Sweet, SWEET Aunt Madison fostered me for 9 months. They gave me a safe place to rebound from my disconcerting conditions... and nurtured me in every way possible so that both my confidence AND my fur would grow back! Uncle Tom also gave Reuf a lift to the Meet and Greet where he met the Mom... It's not a dramatic story, but it IS factual!
And so for many, various and sundry reasons... with MUCH love in our hearts, We wish Our Uncle Tom.... Happy Father's Day!!!
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