But through a crazy twist of fate, I wound up taking our dog Z to her training course today, instead of HH. She's a pretty smart dog, so she does really well. Which is good for us, but kind of lame while at training because they have to go a lot slower and spend more time helping the other dog. So, she and I got a little bored.
Then came time to walk around the store to see how her training did when she had distractions and people and dogs to see. We're making very slow progress in that area, but I did learn something new about my dog--she is a big fan of rats. We're talking BIG. Every time we walked past their cage she would stop and sniff each one (although I'm not sure how much she could really smell through the glass) and then stand and stare at them quite intensely. It was really funny. And it was a Joyful Moment today.
Is that a weird Joyful Moment? Maybe. But I can't just repeat the bazillion Joyful Moments I get while interacting with Baby B each day and it was really funny to see how fascinated she was by those rats. I think she would have loved to hop in the cage and play with them. But I doubt this would have gone over well with the rats. She's kind of a big puppy and she gets a little overzealous in her play.
So, if I ever did get her a pet, it would have to be a rat. But since I do want my dad to keep visiting and I don't think the rat would survive her attention for very long, we won't be getting her a pet. I'll just have to keep my eye out for a stuffed rat, I suppose.
Anywho, here's wishing you all rat-free Joyful Moments (unless, of course, you love rats--then I hope your Joyful Moments are rat-full)!