Monday, June 18, 2012

Job Hunt Week 2

Welcome back!
As you can probably guess from the fact that I’m blogging I made it back from my week of being a military dog.
So here goes week 2.
Item: Stethoscope
This week I tried my paw at being a doctor. I started in on the tests I had to take in order to become a doctor. Boy those tests are HARD! I passed but there was no way I was going to perform a surgery! That was too scary. Instead I just sat on the side and watched. The doctors I worked with are really talented. It takes a lot of skill to make the cuts and stitches needed in surgery. My paws just can’t move like theirs do.
While there I also got to help out with patient testing. I got to tell someone they had an ear infection. I signed my paw on the line for them to get some medication to get better.
But I have to say my favorite thing I got to do while working at the hospital was getting to see all the service dogs who came in to cheer up the patients.  They would come in and nap with them, or play games with them, or the patients would read to them. I know they didn’t do much but the smiles that spread across the patients’ faces who got to interact with the service dogs was priceless.

They do a lot of good going in and visiting the sick. It makes them happy and they smile and laugh. As the saying goes laughter is the best medicine!
So let’s say good bye with a laugh…
Dog Dictionary
WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes and old candy wrappers. It is important to evenly distribute its contents throughout the house before your person comes home.
CHILDREN: Short humans of optimal petting height. Standing close to one assures some good petting. When running, they are good to chase. If they fall down, they are comfortable to sit on.
LOVE: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return.

Howls From the Hound

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Job Hunt- Week 1

Hello there pups and puppets,
Thanks for checking in as I document my travels throughout the working world!
How this works is that I put 7 items, each relating to a different job, into a bag and each week I reach in pull out an item and see what job I’ll be doing this week.
Here goes week one…
                                      Item: Military Dog Tags.
If you haven’t guessed it, I’m a Soldier for the week! I was quickly shipped off to Boot Camp (a camp where I learn how to be a soldier) and an hour later I was an official Bomb sniffing dog!  
Evan and I graduating from Boot Camp!

It’s a real important job! I get to walk with all the people soldiers and sniff around to see if I catch any wiff of bomb stuff. If I don’t, then we’re all safe. If I do, then we’re in danger! I bark and alert the people soldier about the bomb, they find and deactivate it, and then we’re safe again. It seems easy enough but in foreign countries there are tons of new smells to sift through. But my squad leader says I’m doing a good job.

While I was there I even got a chance to help out the locals! It was pretty cool! 
Josh Tweet and I helping out the Locals

It’s a pretty important job that I get to do and it’s been an honor to work alongside some of the best soldiers who are out protecting our country.
I never knew how much work it was to be a soldier, and how brave you had to be to do this job! It really does take an extra special person to do it!
Special thanks to my old friends who helped me get started in this job.
Josh and Brittany and me before Boot Camp!

And Extra Special thanks to the friends I made along the way who kept me safe!
Logan Foster watiching out for me!
I think now is a good spot to start wrapping this blog entry up. I’m getting weepy eyes thinking of all the awesome friends who are risking their lives to keep me and my friends and family safe.
Josh and I keeping watch.
I think I’ll just conclude with this picture…Love you Brothers!

Howls From the Hound