This week Ringo and I visited Lakeside Middle School in Millville, NJ. We didn’t talk about us or service dog training, but about blogging (about books specifically).
Ringo was such a good boy. Until the end of the day when he so bored he started participating in my presentation.
Me: Who likes to read?
Me: Thanks buddy. Okay, you, what was the last book that you read?
Me: You hush. That’s a great title. Could you name three things you liked about it?
But he did stay the entire time I walked around and even while he was talkative in the last presentation. That’s a good boy.
After the school talk, we went out for lunch and he was a good boy there too. Ringo has a particular weakness for french fries and often breaks his stays if a server walks past with them. He did not do that this week.
I’m so proud. He’s really coming along great in his training.
The best part for me has been that I have something to throw myself into. I don’t want to say hobby, because Ringo’s service dog training is so much more than that, but it’s having similar effects. And it lets me multitask while I’m writing, so if I start to feel myself drift into that focus limbo, I can just reach down and pet Ringo.
Which is his job, ha, ha, ha. But seriously, it’s nice because either way I’m getting work done and I don’t feel like I’m wasting time.
Just a note: it’s almost April! Is anyone else participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? I’m hoping to use it to get my last 9k done.