Sunday, July 26, 2009

My friend Accord

After we got home from the coast, Mom got a call about the dog they had before me. His name is Accord. I knew he must be a cool dog, cause my Dad talks about him all the time (it gets annoying really "Cordo this. Cordo that. Cordo was perfect...blah blah blah!) So, the call Mom got was that Accord has decided that he doesn't want to be a guide dog. We all have to make our own decisions about this. While Mom and Dad were sad, they were also happy that the right decision was being made for Accord and that he was going to live with my Auntie Diana. I am SUPER excited that I will have a lab friend at family gatherings! When its just me and the herder, I get blocked in places I don't wanna be! Now it will be 2 of us! We still may be herded, but at least we will be stuck somewhere with a friend!

Accord spent a couple days with us before he left for Sacramento. We did lots of running and playing!

He also showed me that he had to sit and be good for meals too!

Then he showed me his box. Let me tell you - this makes me think the boy is kinda odd! There is this box on the floor in the kitchen. I've always thought that it was strange to keep it, but sometime my friend Mr. Kitty sits in it - actually, he sits in that box almost every day. Sometimes he naps there. I prefer a fluffy bed, but whatever. But, here is the real reason they have the box! Some of us learned Go To Bed correctly. Then there is Accord. He got all upset when you asked him to go on a blanket - but had to problems doing this:

What a nut! Then, we headed off to deliver Accord to his new home. We met Auntie Diana and Jennifer at my grandparent's house so we didn't have to leave Accord in a new home - this was as confusing for him, but easier on his emotions (he's such a girly boy!) First, we headed to the waterfront for pictures and a walk.

Then for the big hand off. It was fun having him to play with, but I'm kinda glad he's gone! Now I get Mom and Dad all to myself!

Love and Licks,


Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

So glad you got to meet Accord, Poppy! He's a sweetie. Because that trainer told me that "Accord would definitely make it" as a guide dog, I'm surprised that he didn't. But I'm glad he gets to enjoy life as a pampered pet. It's a win-win situation, and you know all about those!

Taelor and Pilaf said...

Awww, I am sorry about Accord, but I am sure he will have an absolutely great time as a pet! Who knows, I live in Sacramento, maybe I will see him sometime! =D

Grammy said...

Hey Poppy, You two look like you had a great time!!! I am glad you will have an ally at family gatherings. Will you beat Sea Ranch together?