Mardi Gras

What better way to celebrate, and get some training in, than at a local Mardi Gras parade and carnival?  Terror’s Roller Derby Team participated in the parade again this year.  I was definitely not able to skate or walk the parade but Yarrow and helped out at the booth handing out flyers and talking about Derby.

 

Yarrow mostly laid on her mat like a good girl while we watched the booth.  We had a couple of snaffoos.  There was a gentleman who would not take “no” for a answer when asking about petting (the public really needs to learn about service dog etiquette) and she had some puppy moments with a team mates dog who looks a lot like Freyja, but hey, she is still a puppy.  It was a very active and stimulating environment for her so there was a lot to take in.  Walking around, or should I say rolling around, was a little intense for her.  A little boy rushed us with his light saber and glow sticks and that was a little much for both of us (nearly made me jump out of the chair).  She decided blocking the chair so I couldn’t go was the best move LOL.  But we got a lot of compliments on her behavior.  A Police Officer stopped me to tell me what a wonderful dog she is, he just couldn’t stop saying how great of a partner I have.  Made me really happy.  We watched Tim in a Crawfish eating contest.  Yarrow was a little put out he didn’t share with her (and he totally could have, he didn’t even win… poor puppy).  I got to eat a crawfish stuffed baked potato which was excellent.  I also experienced how people treat you in a wheelchair.  It is different, very much like you are a child.  Still we had a great time.  I don’t know what the future holds, either for me, or for Yarrow.  But I am hopeful.

Rolator

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Some days I need a little bit of help but the wheelchair is too much, or just inconvenient to use.  Enter the rolator.  We purchased this primarily for use in places like Scarborough Fair where trying to use the wheelchair would be almost impossible but walking all day without help is almost impossible for me.  Poppy thinks I bought it for her of course, she loves rides in the “wheely chair” and now on the rolator seat.  I will be working on Yarrow’s heeling next to the rolator.

In the Yard

The rain is gone, the weather is nice again, hubby mowed.  You know what that means, puppy play time in the yard.  All 4 of the beasties accompanied me into the yard for some frolic time.  I know, you are all jealous of my magnificent service dog in training and my fluffy beasts.  Poppy thinks she is a goat.