Apache here reporting on my Guide Dog Adventures over the past week. Guess what? Remember a few weeks ago we met up with my mentor, Dublin at Downtown Disney. Well this week we went back to Downtown Disney with our Orange County Guide Dogs of America group to grab a bite to eat and visit some of the stores.
There were a few major differences this time at Downtown Disney:
So enough jabber! Lets get to some of those pictures:
We were a
little extremely late because of some major summer traffic. Bad Daddy for not planning for traffic! Yep, that’s me…I’m always smiling for the camera!
Wait a second…who’s that impostor! He looks like me, but where’s his treat spot?
We grabbed dinner at the La Brea Bakery lots of humans and doggies! After grabbing dinner we walked the streets of Downtown Disney and made a stop at the Build-A-Bear store. That’s Me (Apache), Massimo, Koa, Cici, and Tucker is the one acting silly.
It was getting late when I heard these loud booming sounds! I didn’t know what was going on and I’m not sure I really liked it either. I looked around, but I couldn’t tell where the noises were coming from. Dad told me to “sit” then “down” then “stay” and then he repeated the exercise. I felt like I was back at my obedience training class. Dad said I was a good boy for following his directions and took me for a little walk so we could work on our loose leash heeling.
I’m not sure I like the 4th of July and I didn’t like those fireworks too much, but Dad said I did okay considering how loud it was and with all the distractions of Downtown Disney. He said Dublin didn’t even notice the fireworks when he visited Downtown Disney. How could he not notice! They’re so loud! I guess Dublin isn’t as sensitive as me.
Linus, Stetson, and Apache write a guest post every Monday called “Monday Mischief“, where they talk about their mischief, antics, and adventures from the past weekend.
I remember reading Marley & Me a few years back and the terror poor Marley felt the first time he was home alone when a thunderstorm struck. He tried all he could do to get out of the house (I believe he was in the garage). I recall that he even dug at the door or maybe dry wall so much that his paws were bleeding.
Photo by Foxypar4
Why am I bringing up Marley and thunderstorms? Because the Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means loud noises and scared dogs. In the past my black lab Stetson has not been afraid of thunderstorms. However, my Aussie mix, Linus is a completely different story. Fourth of July is Linus’s least favorite holiday.
Now you’re probably wondering what can I do to keep my dogs and puppies safe during the holidays? Something to remember is that your dog may be frightened when the fireworks start going off and it’s a good idea to keep him in doors (we don’t want him running away). If you’re like me and you lived in a neighborhood where they allow fireworks in the streets or some rowdy teens are firing off bottle rockets a couple house down then you are probably experiencing the loud sounds of piccolo petes or ground bloom flowers. Linus was more frightened the week prior to the Fourth because we had kids lighting fireworks all week within the close vicinity of our house.
Here are some tips on what you should do to keep your dog Safe on the Fourth of July:
Do you have any other safety tips you’d like to share during the Fourth of July?