FLD Dutch traveled downstate with me this past weekend. Everything is "new" for puppies, but this trip proved to be filled with exceptionally new experiences for the little guy. Okay, he is not so little--16.9 lbs at weigh-in for his second round of shots at Leader Dogs for the Blind.
For instance, Dutch attended our family's annual cookie bake. Here he is sitting for my niece, Zoey, who had trouble saying his name.
Zoey learned that whenever she called "Dutz" he came running for her! (It might have been the kibble she clenched in her tiny fist.)
|What a giggle erupted after a surprise puppy kiss!|
FLD Dutch also hung out at Anderson Music during my niece Elaina's French Horn lesson. His head tilt was the epitome of "My Master's Voice" as her notes came pouring through the bottom crack of the door.
Later, he wasn't too sure about the music that came out of Natalie's tuba.
|What's in there?|
|Whoa! What was that?!|
|Natalie prepares to toot her tuba. Cc'd Rosie looks over as if to say, "This is going to be good!"|
|One toot later and FLD Dutch is hiding in the corner.|
|Sofia coaxes Dutch out of the corner. He peeks around the horn case to see if everything is okay.|
|Rosie says to Dutch, "It's okay pup, don't be afraid, it's just a lot of air!"|
|Natalie lets Dutch check out the tuba.|
|Guess this big old horn isn't so bad after all!|