Whew! Talk about stress. All these people were sitting around on chairs looking at me.
I did not like it. It was really hard to pay attention when you asked me to follow you around
and lie down when you told me to. I like to lie down when I feel like lying down which I
demonstrated right in the middle of the test. I needed to show them I could lie down. One of my
distractions was the distinct smell of bacon on the table behind the nice lady who kept telling us
what to do.
I wanted the bacon in a big way. That was a problem because you wouldn’t give me any. I am
used to getting treats when I do what you want, and sometimes even just because I’m so cute.
The third time you asked me to lie down, you smoothed the hair back away from my eyes and I
could see your eyes, and your eyes showed me love and patience and confidence that you knew
I was just kidding all along. I knew what to do. So I did it.
Now we can go back to the airport and back to the University of Minnesota, and well, just a lot
of places where I love to go sporting my special “North Star Therapy Dog” scarf and leash. You
wear your badge that says Pet Partners. I am your partner. I’ll always be your partner. I may be
nine years old, but we ain’t done yet.
Advice from Oliver: If you don’t pass the first time, you may need to go back to school to be a better dog. I know I did, and we’re better off for it. You gave me lots of treats and love afterwards, but you would’ve done that anyway.
16 thoughts on “WE PASSED!!”
Well done Oliver!
Good boy, Oliver!!👩❤️👨
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CONGRATULATIONS to both of you!!!
I knew you could. Good boy!
Oliver, we are so proud of you!!
Congratulations to you both!!
We are relieved it is over!! Love,
Carolyn and Oliver Sent from my iPhone
Oliver and Mommy — what a powerful duo! Congratulations.
Congratulations, Oliver! I knew that you could do it! I am so proud of you. The airport and U of M people will be so happy to see you again. I know that you have been missed. Great work!
Way to go Oliver. I tested today too and I didn’t lay down until the third time. I passed too but I didn’t smell any bacon. Where is it now. Bacon would be a nice thing to make me feel better after a stressful test. My mom says this is my last one because I am already 11.
Oh Oliver…I knew you could do it! Hope you got your 🥓
O: Hurrah! We all knew you could do it. dmh
So glad you’re restored to your former status!
I love that! Good for you both!
looks like you succeeded treats and all. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.
You are lucky to have such a devoted champion of a Mom. Hurrah, Hooray, Yippie to you both. and of course a few bark hug-kudos,
Ginette from Los Angeles