Bitches on Wheels

May 22nd, 2005

Yes, it’s true, we’re in obedience school. It’s taught by Natalie Faas Gerber, of Faas Kennels & Pet Supply at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic in Lake City (also Red Wing and Goodhue).

Ken’s a rescue dog that my friend David in Wisconsin found for me at his German Shepherd rescue organization. Like all rescue dogs, she comes with some “issues.” She was a wuss, who would roll over on her back with any eye contact, and would barely wag her tail. Now she’s achieved her dogness, stands up to other dogs, and won’t stop talking, saying “Hey, pay attention to MEEEEE, I’m a dog!” wagging, but some people don’t see her grin. Hence doggie school.


School is good socialization for Kenya. Part of our homework is to go to many different locations and practice, though I don’t like to go out in public with a pocket full of hotdogs, it’s bad enough having to buy them and bring them in the house! In Duluth, we went to the Radisson, and the Aquarium. Today we went all over Red Wing, first to Memorial Park and checked out all the vistas, nicely, no barking, of course.

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We toured the Treasure Island marina (Hastings Marina yesterday on the way home from Duluth), and my favorite, Lock & Dam #3 with a scenic view of the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant. An eagle is nesting at the Treasure Island turnoff, there are new ducks and geese everywhere.

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If you’re looking for a dog, try the Humane Society of Goodhue County in Red Wing — here are their dogs — look at Junior! (FYI – Junior now has a new home!) Or try Northfield Animal Shelter or the Rice County Humane Society. For sheps in Minnesota, contact German Shepherd Breed Rescue of Minnesota
They have the perfect dog, Libby, waiting for you!

Somebody’s a pooped pup now:

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