Friday, August 13, 2010

Silky goes to Cal

I had some work to do in the library one afternoon last week so Silky and I made it a puppy-in-training outing. It was easy to find a place to park -- what was that all about -- just north of the campus. We walked through a little commercial district with lots of people and dogs. Silky's distraction intensity was surprisingly low and we got to the campus with nearly all the kibble we'd started out with from home. She loved seeing the new places, smelling all the new smells and watching all those people walk around, play frisbee and skateboard.

Here is Silky at North Gate. There were a lot of people walking in all sorts of directions. Silky usually sees people walking on sidewalks and was intrigued by this new human behavior.

Going to college doesn't seem like a bad idea at all. Our target library is visible in the background, between the trees.

Silky on a first floor landing in Doe library. When we got to the reading room, her collar tags tinkled as we walked around looking for a place to sit. It was the loudest sound in the room. Not many people seemed to notice -- many of them were attached to iPod earphones.

Since I used up all my good parking karma on this first trip to the library, our next Cal outing will likely involve riding the bus from North Berkeley or Kensington. It's easy to find a place to leave the car for several hours on a side street near a bus stop.
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  1. Welcome to the blogging world! Silky is such a pretty girl.

    Your first puppy's littermate, Memphis, graduated with my Freya on May 29, 2010. That website just hasn't updated in while. She's working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada right now. :)

  2. Oh, and McGyver also graduated. I wasn't at the graduation, but I was watchinghim for a while because I used to have a cat named McGyver.

  3. Good girl Silky! Going to Cal is a big outing and it looks like you were awesome!

    It was fun seeing you and Silky at the meeting today. Don had a good time, too :)

  4. Thanks for the updates on Maren's littermates, Erin. It's good to know some of them are working guides.

  5. McCloud graduated too. I just saw that on the flickr site.

  6. I have Silky's brother YLM Stockholm in my group. I see you meet him at Fun Day. I will try to get picture of him at our outing if he shows up this weekend.