“September days are here, with summers best of weather and autumns best of cheer.”
Okay, that is part of a poem called September, by Helen Hunt Jackson, apparently when mom was a puppy she had to memorize it in school, anyhow I thought it fits the past week here in Massachusetts!
First we had Labrador Day Weekend to start off our September and I was so excited, finally a holiday all about Labradors!! So Labrador Day came and went without much notice – except from my good friend Gussie! I thought there would be cake and presents and parades, but all we did was do what we normally do on the weekends, visit our boat, play on our beach and hang out with my humans. There was no banners proclaiming it Labrador Day, no fuss at all – I was very disappointed. I think for next year I will start a campaign to promote Labrador Day as a celebration! I think there should be lots of fun activities including parades, cake and presents in honor of all of us Labradors who work so hard to take care of and help our humans! So who is with me on this?!?!
Then after Labrador Day my mom said we have to get ready for back to school. Back to School??? I was a graduate!! How come I gotta go back to school. I had to sit Mom down right away and have a talk with her.
First Mom explained that since her job was to help public schools that she would be very busy because all the human puppies around Massachusetts are going back to school. She said she would be busy and tired for the first few weeks of people school but she assured me we would still get to have our “Girls Only Day” on Fridays. Thank DOG for that!
Then Mom told me that I was going back to school just like all the human puppies!! I tried to say how could this be, I was a graduate of New England Dog Training Club! Well when I graduated last Fall I apparently only graduated from Beginners Obedience and now I have to, as Mom says “Further my education…” – what ever THAT means.
So tonight I start my Advanced Obedience Class. Mom says if I graduate from that I get to take a test and become a Canine Good Citizen!! It sounds like a lot of work, but it seems to make my mom happy that we will be going back to school together so I will have to work hard and do my best. Mom says I’m a good girl, but being a good citizen takes practice!
So I have to go pack my school backpack and get ready for class. Keep your paws crossed!