Monday Mischief – Puppies In Training And Fun At The Fire Station

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Apache here!  Monday’s my day!  Well and Linus and Stetson’s day too…Even though dad is feeling better now he still letting me take over the blog…YEAH!!!

So what kind of mischief did we get into over the weekend?  Well I won’t really call it mischief, but me and all of my guide dog puppy in training buddies took a trip to our local Fire Station.  Dad says it’s important for us to get used to different sights, smells, and sounds and the Fire Station is a perfect place to visit.

Dad said that last year Dublin who’s now working as a guide dog visited the same fire station and said hello to all the firefighters.  If you want to see his video check it out at Dublin at the Fire Station.

However, today it’s all about me and my trip!

Fun At The Fire Station

We got to meet up with all my guide dog puppy in training friends.  We were all wearing our guide dog jackets which meant we were working…in other words no mischief 🙁

Puppies In Training At The Fire Station
Apache and other puppies in training at the fire station

We got to walk around the entire fire station and smell all the smokey equipment, see fire fighting gear and also walk through the lounging areas. Ali got a good shot of Dad and me in front of this awesome sign!

Apache and the Battalion Sign
Apache and the Battalion Sign

We went back outside and I got to meet a real live fire fighter in his gas mask!  Some of the pups were afraid because he smelled funny, talked weird, and his breathing was like Darth Vader (according to my dad).  I didn’t care!  I love attention and when I saw he was giving away free pets I put my face right in his lap.

Apache and the fire fighter
Apache and the fire fighter

Dad said no mischief then he asked me to jump up in the back seat of the fire truck. I started to, but said no and instead went to lick dad in the face.

Apache jumps in truck...not
Apache jumps in truck...not

At the end of the day we all visited the Farmer’s Market then grabbed lunch. All of us puppies in training worked hard at the fire station so we passed out under the table during lunch and took a nap.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Make sure you say “hi” next time you see a fire fighter.  They’re our new favorite!

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.

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  1. Hey Apache, let me just give you a good old doggy scratch because you didn’t get up the fire truck.

    I hope your dad is all better now. I just dropped by to greet you a happy weekend.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    1. Hi Haopee!

      Dad is feeling pretty good now. I liked the fire truck, but it was a little steep getting up into the back seat.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ooooo what an adventure you had Apache. You got well deserved pets and snuggles for being such a good boy! I’ve never been to the fire station before, let alone seen one! Except for the time Caesar Millan featured a firefighter dog in one of the episodes of The Dog Whisperer! That Firefighter Dalmatian Dog was way cool! I’ll remember to say hi to a firefighter and his dog if i meet either of them in the future!

    Take care!

    Love, Popcorn!

    1. Hi Popcorn!

      It was fun going to the fire station. Some dogs are scared of the noises, smells, and the crazy outfits firefighters wear. I love attention though and I was happy to walk right up to that firefighter and sit on his lap.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Jen!

      I did learn a lot! Fire trucks can be noisy. Guys in yellow suits with gas masks give us free pets on the head. Fire station lockers smell smokey. Hmmm…I’m sure there’s a lot more, but I can’t remember right now.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Y’all,

    Stoppin’ to say “hi”! Thanks for stoppin’ to visit me!

    That looks like a fun time! I’d like to be a fire truck dog ’cause nobody would say “quiet” when I barked! Did the station have a dog mascot that lived there? I get to visit our fire department when they have their annual supper. I know lots of the fellows too. They’re neighbors.

    Hope y’all had a fun weekend!!

    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    1. Hi Hawk!

      I was looking for a white spotted dog, but I didn’t see one while I was at the fire station. We were all good puppies and none of us howled when they turned on the siren.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Bassetmomma!

      I love the fire station, but some of my pup friends were a little cautious around the masked man in yellow. He was real nice though and we all got used to him.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hey Apache,

    You did great at the Fire Station buddy, especially with Darth Vader!! Shame you didn’t want to go into the Fire Engine, I could just imagine you sat at the wheel with a Fireman’s helmet on – now that would be some good Mischief!! Tee Hee

    Have a fun week and say hi to the rest of the gang 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    1. A few of the pups went into the fire engine. They said it was just like jumping into the back of our guide dog van, but I decided to keep my paws on the ground (at least 2 of them stayed on the ground).

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. A fire station is a very scary place. You’re lucky the alarm did not go off while you were there. That would have been a big test.

    Good job!

    1. Hi Alfie!

      Darth Vader wasn’t that scary. Plus anyone giving out free pets is okay in my books. We all had a great time at the Fire Station and I can’t wait for our next guide dog outing!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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