Graduation Day?

It was the final class and we had a graduation test. Sophie was beyond crazy by the time that we got to the class. They took graduation pictures first and then we waited in turn to take the test. It was a long wait and Sophie has the attention span of a gnat. She was all over the place. After the first part of the test, there was a torrential downpour and everyone ran for their cars. After about 10 minutes, we resumed the test. The tennis courts were flooded and the proctor decided that it would not be good for the dogs to do a 5 minute down. That was the best part of the evening. There was no way that Sophie would have done a 5 second down. Scores were tallied and Sophie got an honorable mention. This means that she was number six out of six. There were two puppies and they were scored separately from the older ones. THANKFULLY, IT IS OVER!!!!!007011
Here is the certificate that Sophie got along with her ribbon. I made the four leaf clover in beading class this afternoon. It did not help this Scottish Terrier.


17 thoughts on “Graduation Day?

  1. Kismet

    It sounds like the new educational system where if you fail a Scottish Terrier, you must must be prejudiced against bagpipes so therefore everyone passes.

    1. corkscot Post author

      We did get 104 points out of 130. All children get certificates in sports when they participate. Therefore all dogs should get certificates. I did not want to give up. I always finish what I start. Graduation pictures will follow as soon as I get them.

  2. susieandsidebite

    Being a social butterfly is what we do best…unless your running of bicycling past the front gate………5 minutes down…you gotta be kidding…just shoot us instead cause that would never happen………Bites when through that trying to be good in puppy class……….didn’t happen…he said, no way, not gonna happen, don’t even try…I will bite you. and now he is just a fine Scottish example of what Scottietude means, and Top Cop to boot!

    Da Sus

    1. corkscot Post author

      It seemed totally unrealistic to me for Sophie to spent more than 5 seconds in a down. She would not even go into one. In 10 years she will be at the stage to accomplish this feat.

  3. noodledog

    Noodledog went 3 times to basic dog school she has some medical issues,and extreme trust issues, and her dogtor thought it was good to keep trying, just for the socialization. She learned LEAVE IT, down and sort of sit, the first time, nothing the 2nd time(bad teacher) and Come here (sort of) the 3 rd time. She is a Scottie!! Does what she wants, when she wants. Don’t give up

    Noodledog’s mom
    she doesn’t have a blog….

    1. corkscot Post author

      Drew went to obedience 4 times. She had severe trust issues. The breeder had taken her back from the original owners because of their horrible son. Drew loved Corky from the tart, but did not do well with others. The classes did help a little bit. Sophie is a different story. She is driven by love of people and dogs. She does not understand the concept of obeying.

  4. Mr. H

    Reading these entries do bring back memories of when I was a wee boy! WELL, Scotties will always be Scotties! We are often misunderstood. =P


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