Little late getting this post out, but we were out of town the last several days. Let's see. Last weekend we took Kodi to a nearby state park that has a nice 1.5 mile loop around a lake. Fields, woods, swamp, streams, the works! She was very excited. We worked on crossing a stream which she did not like one bit, but she liked being left behind even less, so she did it. Definitely need to work on water with her. She's happy enough paddling in our wading pool but not much else. Speaking of water, later on that same walk there was a bridge across a swamp. It's not a great bridge. It rests right on top of the water and only one person can cross at a time, else it sinks. It also has no side rails. Kodi had never seen such an unstable bridge before and learned all about it by falling right off the side into the swamp. She managed to get herself back on it, though!
Tuesday was her second vet appointment. The vet said that usually the second time is worse than the first because they know what's coming, but Kodi behaved very well! Of course, it might have had something to do with the giant piece of rawhide the nice vet tech gave her... She weighed in at just over nine pounds, so she's gaining about a pound a week. She also displayed her magical ability to chew a rawhide square with no paws while being dangled in the air. Talented pup.
The next day we left for Virginia. Kodi's first real road trip, a six hour drive not counting stops. She slept most of the way, and behaved very well on the trip as a whole. I was terrified that she was going to destroy the house we stayed at and pee on everything, but over the five days she only had one little accident and didn't destroy anything. On the trip home we found a flock of pigeons at a rest stop which she loved. I'm going to get her a pigeon after Appleseed this weekend (yes, we're going again).
As I mentioned, she's figuring out the bathroom thing. She's very good with come and her name as well as "let's walk." We're starting to work more on leash manners. She's pretty good but has started pulling a lot which we do not like. That's the big task this week.
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