Honoring the Veterans of the Iraq War

I Am Staying with My Uncle

My uncle used to be in the army as a K9 officer, or a dog trainer. So he knows all about how to train dogs and it is one of the things that he and my aunt do. They have a greenhouse and a farm and there are a lot of things to do. Right now I am taking care of a litter of puppies, using a science diet puppy large breed feeding chart to figure it out. These are not just any puppies, the dogs that are used for breeding are worth a small fortune and every one of these pups is in theory worth a large amount of money. First you have to figure out how easy it is to teach them the stuff that they need to know, a good one will apparently be easy to educate and you will know if they have it or not pretty quickly. Uncle Louis says you have to be real careful around a mother dog when her puppies are young. They can get real protective and so you want to respect them, especially a dog like this that might rip your arm off.

At any rate it is a lot different from being at home. You work by the sun actually. Before it gets up you get out of bed and have breakfast, so that when it is light outdoors you are ready to get started. Then you work straight through until it is too dark to keep on going. We will have sandwiches out in the fields, today I ate my lunch on the back of a trailer behind a tractor. We were loading hay onto it, which is a lot less fun than it sounds. Of course for me the big thing is that I should make enough money to pay for a car I hope.