Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ahhh, September...

“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!

Love, Dory


Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Dory...
Of course there should have been parades and cake and presents on Labrador Day!!! I can't believe there wasn't anything!!! As for school...I LOVED going to school!!! I want to go back...I have so much fun there!!! I know you are going to do great and learn lots of cool stuff!!! Good Luck and keep us posted on your progress!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Gus said...

Dory: I am glad you had a good Labrador Day. Travis said he got to go on a hike! But going to the boat and the beach sounds great too! We hope you do well in school and gratiate with latin honors.

Grammie said...

Enjoy school and learn all that you can.
Peanut and Flash's Grammie

Maggie & Mitch said...

Do you get to ride the school bus to get to your classes Dory?

Love ya lots,

Kerrio said...

What do you mean no cakes & parades?

You deserver a labrador day every day
(and then you could share it with Sophiebrador!)

Snogs from the dogs

Kerrio & co

Sparky said...

I can't believe September and school are here already. The summer went by too fast...


Lorenza said...

I will support your campaign for the next year's Labrador Day!
I know you are a good girl and sure you will do great at your Advanced Obedience Class! Let us know!
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

Good luck in your school, I hope they give you snacks and nap time! I have never been to school but I heard that is the best part!

Ferndoggle said...

WooHoo! I love school! You will be a Canine Good Citzen, I just know it. If I can be SURLY can!


Charlie said...

We'll help you campaign next year for a more prominent Labrador Day! I'll bet you have fun at school with your mom and then doing homework afterwards.
- Charlie

Pappy's Fella said...

If you write any good papers for obedience class, Pappy will buy them from you. Top dollar.

Balboa & Mommy said...

I bet you're gonna ace that class.

I new it was a day for dogs, hee hee

Frenchie Snorts

Ben_Benjamin said...

School?? what is school?? a place for us to screw up?? I never been to school and I dont have a schoolbag!!! Can you show me hows it looks like??

Randi said...

Hi Dory! Thats neat that you are going to further your education..just make sure you get lots of treats & hugs & kisses when you pass all your tests & even when you are doing homework!
Yeah..Canine Good comes Dory the Labradory!
Love & Licks,

wally said...

With all this school, you will soon have your PhDog!


Agatha and Archie said...

Can you believe the weather differance here!! Crazy!! We actually saw leaves on the ground. The only reason we are happy is because....FOOTBALL and the PATRIOTS!! WooHoo!!PL2 wants to know where your school is( but don't tell her PLEASE Love A+A

Bogart said...

I love the idea of Labrador Day... if I had known, I surely would have celebrated. :)


Ronin_The_Pug said...

Hi Dory! You september is here... with autumn rains... and school...
Oh you had a Labrador Day Weekend! Although it was a normal weekend I think it's awesome you have a Labrador Day! Yup!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oooooh you are such a clever Dory!

I am full of admiration for your cleverness!