I was in the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring today with my AGPR friends.
We had to wait in a parking garage to line up and we had a dance troupe in front of us and they gave us lots of attention.
Our dear friend Donna at http://www.goldenretreat4k9s.com/ entered Tonka into a Halloween Contest at Alphatechpet.com (they specialize in environmentally safe disinfecting & cleaning products for the animal care industry) and he won. If you are on Facebook you can see him and all the other great contestants at their page. The two other Pyrs in the pictures are his friends Charlemagne and Kaiser also from Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue.
AP here: Tonka was at the beach this weekend and we took him to Concord Pet Supply to do a little shopping. We were coming up an aisle with lots of good treats like freeze dried liver and sweet potato fries when all of a sudden he grabbed a container off the shelf (knocking over quite a few other containers in the process). He thn proceeded to beeline to the front of the store up the aisle with the container in his jaws. The store clerks were all laughing at him trotting to the checkout carrying his prize. When I got it out of his mouth I saw that it was freeze dried beef steak pieces. Tonka does not get much beef but I figured I would go ahead and get it for him since he had picked it out on his own. When we got to the truck I gave him a piece and he devoured it and stuck his head up looking for more. He really likes beef! The next day we were outside working at cleaning up the place with the hose going. Tonka hates water especially from a garden hose. Tonka was sleeping inside and I did here him bark once or twice and opened the door to tell him we were still cleaning and he settld back down- or so I thought. When we were finished I opened the door and went inside and what do you think I found? The rotten boy had taken the container off the counter and opened it, he ate all 8 ounces and licked it clean. So while everyone was working hard Tonka was having an 8oz steak dinner.
Today AP and I went to a park in the truck. I had never been there before but it was really nice and had lots of people and a few dogs to meet. We met a CGC Evaluator there and I had to do a bunch of stuff and get evaluated. I passed and am now a Canine Good Citizen. http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm
My evaluator Joy Freedman is a Dog Behaviorist and Obedience instructor and has been on local radio programs and writes for magazines like the Baltimore Dog Magazine
I am a rescue from the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue Association in Richmond Virginia . I was born blind but that does not stop me from being a very happy boy. My humans are helping me write about my many adventures so I hope you follow along.