Ooky Posted November 19, 2008 Report Share Posted November 19, 2008 So, Odin's gets his bionic arm tomorrow and we're having a lovely evening where he gets to shred all the paper and cardboard he wants (he's not eating it, no worries). I don't know if it's the metacam he's been on for 2 weeks now, but the past few days he barely limps at all! So it's hard and weird to think he needs this (to me) major surgery. I think through most of the following phases, it's going to be harder on me than him (I hope!). Today was his last day at work for a while (don't know how long). He obviously has no idea, so was thrilled when we worked a long day and both myself and 30 other people spoiled him rotten. My vegetarian coworker brought him frozen beef bones she had to go specifically out of her way to buy, pretty much everyone took him out of his crate at some point during the day to rile him up, people laughed when he dug and took a dump in our native plant garden (they laughed at me too for telling him off for digging, but they don't know he can dig a very deep hole surprisingly fast!). Then I got the card, for Odin's last day of work. Now, I know many of your BCs are much luckier than Odin in that they have access to sheep (!!) and are allowed to run around and not have surgery. But how many BCs get a card from their "coworkers"? It cracked me up, I don't know why. Apparently the big scarily-brilliant and no-nonsense principal (boss) who never acknowledges Odin's presence muttered "What, is the ($*%* dog going to read it himself?" when he signed it. But reading it that's almost what I thought too. And Steve (the principal) wrote a very nice message "Hope to see you back again soon" and then smiled at Odin today Not everyone signed it, but only because they waited until I left yesterday to send it around. ...So this debate we were having on the boards this weekend about how people see dogs, well, the whole world is crazy, practically, for a good BC and can't help the anthropomorphizing. Anyway, I just thought it was pretty cool he seems to be such a big hit. People come by all the time and swear he lowers their blood pressure or that they need a "puppy break". I stand behind while they get him all riled up and yell like the manners gestapo: "Ahht! No jumping. Ahht! No lunging! Odin, look at me. Sit! Ahhhht! No shoe-licking!!" and so forth. Anyway, here are some pictures of the card and the lucky collie at work. front - what the heck it that person doing, anyway? inside with some fairly hilarious or delusional signatures (depending on how you see it) Odin and "Pukeface" the rat terrier. Note how I am keeping him tightly under control. No small dog has really impressed upon him the importance of manners yet, unlike Benway. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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