URBAN DOGS

It’s been more crazy Busyness around here. So hard for a dog to keep up with all that’s going on here, there & everywhere & still fit in the required observation & sniff time as well as much needed R&R in order to do my job properly. Awesome responsibilities.

I got hustled off to MySpa & Resort. I was real glad to be there as it was so crazy busy b4 as I think I already said. Be that as it may, Mymi went off to New England which is in the USofA as opposed to Jolly Old England which is across the Pond which I never been across. They got to visit with UncaT & AuntieTeach & just about the whole family. Even #1Son & all were there visiting from the Valley of Casinos & Bling. They met Ca’ani & Ginger & Scusi, the newest K9 member of the family. Scusi is Eye-ta-yan for Excuse Me. Scusi is very young, curious & rambunctious. Still learning.

They had lotsa adventures in New England. 1 they were todolly NOT expecting was to have plans changed due to hurricane. But that’s just what happened. They are amongst the few to celebrate 4th of July on the 3rd of July due to wildly radical & unpredictable weather conditions which caused Beantown Papas & Mamas to hold concert on July 3, setting off fireworks without the usual & customary overture. So no duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, duh, dudda dudda duh dah dah dah dah BOOM. I bet the Revolutionary War Freedom Fighters never experienced such a thing. In Beantown. Cradle of Freedom & Democracy. I tell ya. Nothing’s sacred anymore!

I was just as well off to miss that cuz I don’t like fireworks anyway. They turned up nice soothing music & gave us all Lavender food on the 4th at MySpa & Resort cuz dogs just don’t like those loud booms.

My BFF Annie is visiting IN where they all cuddle & love her. She’s gonna hafta go home soon & resume being her duties in FLland. But she had a real good time traveling around with her Mama, guiding & assisting. She is looking fwd to seeing her sister Emily once again.

My Cousins, Ca’ani & Scusi are now in Chi-Town where they will take up part-time residence so as to be nearby to guide & assist Photogirl & Po’Boy as they become brand new parents of a new female offspring. UncaT & AuntieTeach are so excited. They are fixing up a crate which will have a mat for this new arrival. They will be helping out Otis in his responsibilities as Chief Family K9 Unit for Photogirl & Po’Boy.

Ca’ani & Scusi got some uphill learning ahead of them. For that fact, so do UncaT & AuntieTeach. Heretofore they’ve been Rural Dogs. Now they gotta learn the courtesies & civilities of being Urban Dogs. Being a Suburban Dog myself, I got a few suggestions that should help everyone make a smooth transition:

🙂 poop bags are cheap & easily accessible at your local Pet Outfitters Store.
😉 likewise poop bag dispensers
:0 it’s the dogs’ walk too so they should be allowed to do their own thing. However some places are kinda grumpy about dogs off leash. Best to find as many Dog Parks as possible to be safe
:-B in an emergency, poop bags will do as litter bags. For Serious Litter Patrol, bring along plastic grocery bags
0:) always carry your cellphone. They are useful for all sorts of purposes. Take pix of cute things your pup does. Or google home location of lost K9s you may find. Report water violations. Google your location in case you get lost
😉 remember your manners & be polite when meeting other K9s on your journeys. Most dogs you meet are friendly sorts. Trained & professional security K9s prolly should not be out & about.
🙂 be aware of your surroundings. Earphones are a distraction & you can’t do your job satisfactorily.
B-) learn K9 sniffing & introduction protocols so there are no mix messages

Those are just some of my Pointers for settling in to new surroundings as Urban Dogs. Good luck, Ca’ani & Scusi.

OpalK9 OTJ

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