50 Days of Grey(hound) – Happy Howl-idays!
Long time, no bark!
Your furry friend Liam here with another journal entry.
This week I got into the spirit of Christmas and helped decorate the prison’s office Christmas tree.
Despite getting the urge, apparently a good pet doesn’t mark his territory on these types of trees, they are for decoration only. I was a good boy and didn’t do anything I shouldn’t have.
I was helping decorate the tree with these bright coloured balls called baubles but it was much more fun to throw them in the air and chase them around the floor!
I faced a big challenge this week – walking up the towering staircase. It looked scary and I wasn’t too keen to attempt to walk up it. However, I had my handler there to help me learn how to walk up the stairs – he is so good to me!
I may have also had some help from a good friend of mine – cheese (my all-time favourite food). I could do a zoomie right now in excitement of getting more cheese! My handler put pieces of cheese on each stair and for every step I took on my way to the top, I got rewarded with cheese. Going down the stairs was much easier though but there was no more cheese because I had already eaten it.
My handler was very patient with me and now I feel like Super-dog!
You might remember how last week I was telling you about how my handler was telling his kids about me, well this week I got to meet his family!
I was on my lead in my play area and I got lots of pats! They were impressed with how much I had learnt already too!
I think they were also happy with how much my handler has learnt – we help teach each other lots.
All these dog skills I am learning must be paw-sitive because I sniffed out that I might just be nearly ready to go to my fur-ever home and that a date might not be too far around the corner…
If I do get to go to my new home, I might just go mutts with excitement (yep, I said it.). Stay tuned!
Pawprints and cold noses,
Editor’s note: You can see Liam’s first journal entry at https://corrections.qld.gov.au/50-days-of-greyhound/ and his play date entry at https://corrections.qld.gov.au/50-days-of-greyhound-play-date/