Sunday, September 30, 2007

Loki's Big Day

So yesterday, we decided to go to a dog day that the county's park services was offering. It wasn't what I expected it to be, but Loki ended up making a few new friends, and Jason and I both got great advice regarding puppies and Vizslas.

I can't really remember all the dogs that Loki sniffed, but I can remember a few. There was this giant slobbery Great Dane that Loki went after as soon as we got to the park. He ended up sniffing a few Dobermans that were being shown as guard dogs too. A guy with a Weimaraner came over to pet Loki, so we took Loki back to meet the Weim, but then we got distracted by a full grown Vizsla, which Loki had lots of fun playing with. Finally, it was time to go, but before we left, Loki met a big giant black dog (I forgot the name of it, but it was 200 pounds) and stared up a few Dachshunds. We stayed for two hours and let Loki just play around. Then, we had puppy class to go to.

He couldn't concentrate at all during puppy class. I couldn't even get him to do a simple sit down stay. The trainer blamed the treats we were giving him, so she gave us some of her's. That seemed to do the trick. At the end of class, Loki and the two Boxers had recess. It was great seeing the three of them tumble around and play fight. Loki was smart - he stayed low and went for the neck.

After puppy class, we went to a car show to see Jason's Ssgt's car. Pretty cool - Loki managed to meet a Pekingese and a Chesapeake Bay Retriever while there. Had to hold him for most the show to ensure that he didn't go scratching any cars. After the first 5 minutes of holding him, I realized that holding a squirming 30 pound puppy was just not going to happen. So, I handed him over to Jason, and let him take over.

Loki fell asleep in the car on the way back and when he got home, he just sort of paced around, before I put him in his kennel to sleep. He then passed out for 4 hours before dinner time.

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