Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First Day Of School

Norma Jean is now a schoolgirl. Today was the first class.
She didn't attend with me today. It was our planning session to go over what we'd cover in classes and what equipment we'd need. She'll get to go next week.
 She was a little annoyed to learn that she already has homework. She hasn't even met the teacher yet and already has daily lessons to study.
 This week we'll be working on attention, sitting, and walking on a loose leash.
We'll be learning lots of other things in class, too, such as down, stand and the really hard one - stay.

 Norma Jean is a really happy girl and likes to play, so it may come as a shock that she's expected to keep all four feet on the floor at all times and not make up her own rules as she goes along.
Remember, her daddy is Fudge, a notorious bad boy.
 We feel certain that she can follow in Fudge's pawsteps and go on to advanced classes and eventually compete in Rally.
We'll let you know how we do as the classes go on.

On a very sad note, we want to say goodbye to our friend Tanner.
Tanner has had some trouble breathing lately and yesterday he went to the bridge. He'll be in very good company there.
We had a howl for Tanner led by Tsar and Morgan.
Goodbye Tanner, you were much loved and will be missed by many.


Barbara said...

Tanner's link is bad.

So sorry to hear about him.

I'm glad you're preparing for school!

scotsmad said...

Best of luck, Norma Jean!!! We've never been to school.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Benny and Lily said...

Homework!! What the heck...
Benny & Lily
Sorry to hear about Tanner

LizzieJane said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tanner. It is always so difficult to lose a little one. I am excited to hear that Norma Jean is in school... bummer about the homework though!


The Teacher's Pets said...

Hello Norma Jean,
You are a girl after my own heart because I love teaching students whether they have 2 legs or 4 and I especially like a challenge especially with the rowdy ones who don't like keeping their feet on the floor so if you have any trouble at all in class please call me and I will tutor you after class, okay?
By the way, I love the picture of you riding on the bus! Very cute!

Zona said...

So sad to hear about Tanner. :(

It's always surprising how similar Tsar looks to my sister Cali.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Mitch can't wait to go to school, Norma Jean! Hey, he doesn't get to ride the school bus like you do!
We so sorry to hear about Tanner. Unfortunately, we never got to meet him.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Stella said...

Norma Jean! Do you get to ride a yellow school bus every day? If you do, that is the school I want to go to. I like to learn all those things you will learn, but riding the bus would be a very good thing too, dontcha think, NJ?
Where do I have to go to sign up.

See you on the bus!


Nicki said...

Have fun in school!

Channon said...

Sissy is sure Norma Jean will love school and do well enough... after all, being perfect is boring!!

Love the howl photos. Sweet tribute.

Wyatt said...

Yay fur school :) School rocks!!
Give your teacher lots of kisses, then you can get a diploma even if you don't complete your work...heehee (works fur me!!)


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't know Tanner, but it seems like he was a well-liked pup. We visited his blog earlier and left some good thoughts.

Norma Jean will do just fine - it will be very good for her too. Can you take Ciara next?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tanner. Keeping his furmaily in our thoughts. Thanks fur letting us know.


gMarie said...

Good luck to Norma Jean - while I hope she's smart like her daddy, I also hope she pays better attention.

So very, very sorry to hear about Tanner - it's breaks my heart every single time. g

Thor and Jack said...

So sorry to hear about Tanner.

Have fun in your classes, Norma Jean!

Thor and Jack

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm so sorry that I missed this post!! Thank-you for letting out a howl in his memory and to let those at the bridge know that he was coming! I know he's there and is happy and healthy and meeting all those who have gone before him!!

THANK YOU again for remembering my boy Tanner!!