Monday, October 27, 2014

Where in the World has Anschutz Been?

We just got home from a month long road trip. Anschutz and Kristi went to Washington, KS to Denver, CO, onto Kansas City and back to Washington, KS. In that month Anschutz has grown and learned a lot!

We stayed at the duplexes at KSDS for PUPS Days.

Down & Under at PUPS Days

Sleeping with sister, Danforth at PUPS Days.

They have buildings named Anschutz in CO, too!

At Aunt Ally's.

Going to get spayed.

At the hotel before Zinfandel's graduation.

Stayed at the hotel while Kristi and Lee went to meet Barb.

Announcing KSDS, Inc. Team #503!

This past weekend we were blessed to meet one of the newest KSDS, Inc working teams, Barb and "Zinny". That's right, Zinfandel has graduated!! She and Barb live in Overland Park, KS, with Barb's retired service dog, Timon. We look forward to keeping in touch with Barb and Zinny.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Anschutz May Just Have It

This morning I had a medical procedure that has left me hobbled up. I limped over to the door to let Anschutz out. She came right up alongside me to get dressed (put her leash on) and sat immediately at the door. She waited while I slowly stepped out and off the doorstep then gave the command follow. She followed very gently and kept looking up at me looking for cues. Was she going to fast? Was it ok to keep walking? When she started across the driveway, I told her no (she was heading to her normal hurry up spot), she turned looked at me and I commanded hurry up and she used the small piece of grass right at my feet. As soon as she was praised she came right up along me and heeled back to the door where she sat and waited until I lifted myself up the step and through the door. She patiently set while I took her leash off. I'll be well soon, but this little dog just might truly get the need to be attentive and look for cues/commands when someone is depending on her. Two years is a long ways away, but this is a bright spot in my day, today!