Showing posts from November, 2010


Boy cat, i think his nam is Mokey, bother me again today. He hiss at me & slap me. Make Jewell sad!! Jewell just wanna play. My Shelly told me to give it time, the kitties will gt used to you bein here. But you cant chase them.

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving was a busy day for me! There was a lot of pepl here. This lady they call Dana, was here all day. She cooked turkey, hens, mashed potatoes, what they call yams, carrot cake cheesecake, chocolate chip pie, pumpkin pie, rolls, dressing. She brought over some whar she called Deviled Eggs. Yummy, it smeld good. Then 3 kids came. I nevr seen thes pepl befor. I be good hole time, i downd by my Shelly's feet. Then this prson they call David, Shelly Put Jewell in kennel. When my Shelly come get Jewell, i say Thank You!! To much for Jewell to handle. Jewell was Quiet in kennel.

Monday, Nov. 22

I am gettin somewhat settled in & used to things at my new home. There r 3 cats that live here, we get along good. My Shelly is making me work a little more now that Im gettin used to things, taking it slow so I dont get to tired.

More later...

Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

Today I went with my Shelly to her Drs appointment, both Shelly & her mom told me I was a very good girl & did a "Good Job". Drs & nurse people commented on what a good girl I was & how pretty I am.

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

I'm bored!!

Sissy doesnt make me work because it mks her person she calls dad mad cuz she gets excited when I do good. I no play, I make noise. The dad person not like noise.

The things that my sissy calls kitties annoy me. Jewell doesnt like litle gray kity. And dad person. Sissy tells me it wil be ok an all beter in a few days. Jewell hopes so.

My Shely gav me a banky it has big Yelow an Blu bird on an leters that sa KU, whatevr that means. I lik my banky.

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There is a 4 hour class on the day you get your puppy and puppy raisers submit monthly reports on the progress of their puppy. Many areas have regular get-togethers. Kansas City/Lawrence gets together once a month.

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4th day at home

Went to Dr. appointment with my Shelly and her mom, I was really good. I even surprised a few people at how well behaved I was. There were lots of little people (babbies) with the mom people there, I did not bark at them. See I was the perfect Service Dog well almost perfect, I just would not pick up things with Halti on. Don't like that but Sissy says I need to wear it for a while longer that it makes me Heal better.

First days Home

Our first full day home was Sunday, November 14. Jewell had trouble adjusting to her new surroundings and the three cats that live here. She got slapped 2 or 3 times by the male cat, she said "I just wanted to play".

Too many visitors around comparing Jewell to Boo (retired Service Dog), too much input and stimulous. According to Jewell, "humans are confusing, don't know what they want from me"! They tell my Shelly what to tell me and I don't understand.

Monday was a little better. I got plenty of exercise, I retrieved and gave items to Shelly and did button on door. My Shelly was excited and gave me lots of praise!! I got in trouble for eating off the floor a few times, makes me sad but I know My Shelly does this for my own good. I know My Shelly still loves me!

Tuesday I went to doc (Vet), was good girl until my Shelly took harness off. Got in trouble for bolting away going after Kitty.

Vet took me in room, Shelly's mom went with me doc told my …