Tuesday, November 20, 2007

SAMSON UPDATE

It was a week ago that we picked up Sammy from the shelter and he continues to adjust and adapt to his new home. He is still fairly clingy, but he no longer follows us around from room to room. I took him out on a walk this morning and I used a simple collar instead of the Gentle Leader. Sammy was quite passive and I was able to easily take him for a walk and guide him where I wanted him to go. We have taught him to "sit," "stay" and "shake" and he continues to impress us with his intelligence. He has already learned about the magic of the refrigerator. He knows that whenever I open the fridge that good things come out from it. As I type this, he is curled up at my feet, gently snoozing in his post-walk/pre-lunchtime nap. Life agrees with him!

3 comments:

John said...

patience and practice....

Lisa and Gary... said...

Thank goodness he doesn't have thumbs. I believe, with all those smarts, he might be opening the refrigerator and whipping up a batch of Stay In Bed Stew, all by himself. Not to mention popping the top on his very own Growler.

Sammy is a lucky dog.

Lisa

Lisa Kluetz said...

What a cut pup!!!! I am sure that he will get everything soon. Those darn labs (or is he a mix) are just too smart.