Mamma Heartbeat here. Calhoun was in such a fabulous playful mood this morning that it just got me thinking. It seems that his muzzle is graying faster these days. He's only 4 and a half but he's been plagued with sore knees and joints. Otherwise, his health is fair. It just seems like he's been with me forever because we've been through so much.
My ex-boyfriend got Calhoun for himself BUT Calhoun had other plans. By all accounts, he was an ill-behaved pup! The EX just couldn't get it together so Calhoun came to live with me.
I remember "walking" him. This essentially involved him doing the alligator death roll down the sidewalk while screaming bloody murder. Finally one day I just sat down on the yellow line and cried. I don't think I cared if a car had come along or not! I was THAT frustrated.
And YES, we had been in obedience class. Over time, we took more classes. Nobody could really handle this spunky, preciously adorable, devil- in- disguise, little pup until we met a trainer at Petsmart named Linda.
Oh honey. It was on like neckbone! Calhoun was going to behave if it was the last thing she and I did!
Oh yeah- and I was going to behave like I deserved a dog that was going to behave! :-)
The next time I cried was when Calhoun recieved his AKC Canine Good Citizenship certificate!
Then he became a therapy dog!
It might seem insignificant to Rally Champions or whatever but he makes me so proud!
|Puppy Calhoun: Why behave when you look like this?|
|Precious face has given lots of kisses|
|I love this boy!|
WE have come a long way together.
No matter what has happened in my life, Calhoun has been right beside me.
(Even in my wedding dress and despite that hair!)
It's Calhoun and me.
I will never have another Calhoun so I promise to enjoy every day with him!