Hey It’s Jet Here.
This HAS to stay between us, ok?
For those who read our weekend posts, you know that Mom K9 sat for Austin again. Well, you may or may not recall that his humans keep reminding Mom that Austin doesn’t do well with other dogs. They cautioned her to take care if they see a K9 while walking in the neighborhood.
This past Saturday, Mom took Austin for a morning constitutional. At the end of the first block, they saw a woman with a dog approaching perpendicularly. Mom had Austin sit and pay attention to her. The woman and the dog approached Mom and Austin. From a bit away, the ladies began a conversation.
- Mom: Hi, this is Austin. I’m having him practice sitting while other dogs pass.
- Woman: Hi, I think I’ve seen him before.
- Mom: Yes, he lives down the street.
- Woman: Me too. (turns out 3 houses away!)
The two pairs come closer and Mom explains that she’s K9 sitting, that she’s been told Austin has trouble with other K9s, however she thinks he’s simply uneducated. Would it be ok to meet the woman’s dog?
- Mom: My name is Lori.
- Woman: My name is Janet and this is Sparkle.
At first Austin seemed unsure, as did Sparkle, but Mom and Miss Janet felt relaxed and gave it a go. Austin politely sniffed Sparkle and vice versa. The ladies kept speaking, exchanging info about the dogs, Koko, Puffy, Fluffy, JJ and me, their careers, their families, the area, and on and on as ladies often do. (Jetty!) Sorry Mom, but, you ladies DO speak a lot!
Before they know it, they realized that the two dogs have chilled out in the middle of the street! They decided to try walking as a pack, which worked beautifully. They tried to make a date for Sunday morning, however, Miss Janet had plans.
Mom told Austin how proud she was, how she knew he could do it, how she couldn’t wait to have him walk with JJ in the future, (and then me, as both Austin and I are Alpha males). She gave him tons of lovies, played rope, rubbed his belly, kissed his nose, all the while telling him how great he did! Score one for Good Cause Mischief!
Another great progress day.