14 May 2008 Leave a Comment
in park day
Well, it was sunny and pretty dry today. We were supposed to have a K-9 demo at the park, but the lovely scheduler at the police station didn’t put us on the calendar! So, we waited for an hour and a guy that works night shift showed up with his dog Rocky.
We learned several interesting things like: these dogs come from Europe (Holland, Germany, Czechoslovakia), the dogs are already trained, but in German (this officer kept the language and didn’t add any in English for the dog to re-learn), the dog is his partner on the job and his pet at home, Rocky is about to retire (he’s 10), he’s had Rocky for 7 years, they train every day, they use different buildings so the dog will be aware and not get bored with his training, John (the police officer) had a cool button on his belt that opens his car door by remote (in case Rocky is inside and John needs his help), Rocky gets an allergy shot once a week (he’s allergic to pollen.) That about covers it.
I guess they forgot to tell Officer John he was speaking to a HS group. His response to ‘Does the dog go to school?’ was, ‘Well, yes, but not like you got to school. He trains everyday and learns something new everyday. I keep him on his toes so he doesn’t get bored.’ Huh? Sounds like my day!
We were supposed to have a gun battle too (at another park) but that was cancelled, so we brought our water guns to play. I’m not sure everyone liked getting wet. Hannah looks like she is having fun though.
I love this pic, Hannah would not make a good cop – how to shoot, point the gun behind you and close your eyes!
Grace was in a tree and then flying from Joel and his band of merry water shooters.
Bethany was showing the other girls part of her dance.
After 3 hours at the park no one was ready to go, but a trip to the dollar store was enough to make them want to leave.
Bethany got a Caribbean cd for her beachy room, ohhh steel drums sound neat. Joel got more water guns, Grace got a grass skirt, Hannah got some flower necklaces and I got a camera tripod and a southern gospel cd (starring Mahalia Jackson.) I was playing it in the car and Joel said, ‘What is that!!’, why it’s southern gospel son! I also finally picked up my video from the library on Hampden; they are closed 2 days of the week and didn’t open until 12 today. What kind of library opens at 12? Anyway it’s the movie ‘A face in the crowd’ which was Andy Griffith’s start in the movies. I hate Andy Griffith, but as Lonesome Rhodes crooning about vitagex, I can stand him.