In closing out 2009 (I know, I’m a week late…) I decided to mention just two highlights:
* 2009 started with Emmett passing his therapy dog test! We jumped into therapy work and have found his niche: loud, boisterous, excitable kiddos!
*Lucas, my darling “problem” dog, passed his CGC test. This was an extremely proud moment. A tear may have been shed.
I have to say though, I am really, truly glad to say goodbye to 2009. It was a rough year for several reasons, though we did wrap up the year on an extremely high note when Emmett’s last round of tests and x-rays showed him cancer free. So for all its rough spots, 2009 came through in the end!
Maybe because it’s the start of a new decade, but I’m confident that 2010 is going to be a big, huge year! We were so lucky to start the year off with the boys at a cabin nestled in the woods. It was cozy and quiet, and even though it was about 6 degrees out, the boys had a wonderful time. Partly because they had a whole stack of new toys.
And partly because they had lots of different furniture to recline on.
Lucas got to continue his regular guarding routine out the cabin’s front window.
But he also got to expand his guarding repertoire to include a loft! Above the living room!
Of course, Emmett could not have cared less about guarding or the loft (re: brand new toys).
It was so wonderful, quiet, relaxing, and fun. Despite the cold, we did venture outdoors for short bursts.
But mostly it was so wonderful to ring in the new year, snuggled up with our pups!