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HI my name is Benji and I work at Drop Of Life with my human Natalie. Let me start by reminding you I'm a dog! My Human Natalie has let me have my own BLOG... wooof a dog with a blog... it will become a thing I bet!
This is new to me my human blogs all the time however I'm not as good as she is so be kind to me when reading. When you read this you must remember I'm a Dog so I'm very focused on instant gratification.. Like when you come into the clinic I just roll over so you can instantly rub my belly (Coz that's what I love soooo much!!)
My Human tells me we have a big gathering coming up at the end of the month which means I get to hang out with everyone that comes soooooo looking forward to that, (don't tell my mum I asked but bring treats! I really like chicken the best... or sometimes cheese.. although that sometimes isn't too good for me..if you know what I mean anyway back to what I was saying… looking forward to the gathering ..as the BEST part of my day is when you come to visit me.
I thought I would let you know what my day looks like as a Pet in Therapy... mum tells me I'm still training but 'I'm grown' I'm a mature 28 now. My work has a really big park area out the back, that allows me to take my clients so we can sit outside and maybe go for a walk. Mondays is my grooming day and Michael who I tolerate because the blowwy thing scares me! But I know how CUTE I am so its ok and I ALWAYS get a doggy bone... I never actually eat it.. just like to show everyone how good I was. ANYWAY where was I ..(remember I'm a dog so I get easily distracted and off track..) Mondays... Yes .. grooming. I also come into the office with my mum and my first job of the day is to say hello to everyone working at the clinic, everyone there loves me. Then my day starts with the meet and greet of all clients which is great as everyone wants to scratch my belly.. well even if they don't I roll over so they feel obliged and I love that about humans. Then I take mum and my client into my room... my job is to sit with the human when they are sad, I notice that when I sit on their feet or lap (only when I'm allowed) they tend to calm down and their heart rate slows, this makes me feel good because I must be doing a good job. Sometimes mum makes the little humans teach me tricks... I pretend like I don't know them already and they get so excited and their heart rate increase but it's a good thing this time. The little humans feel proud and confident to try other things. Then mum takes a break and eats... so mean she never shares, but I try really hard with my cute face to change her mind and occasionally something is dropped on the ground.. she never seems to want it back. Food is food in my opinion – off a plate, in a bowl and off the ground. That's ok because we sit out the back on a blanket and just watch the world go by. Then back to work again. Next... Dog with a Blog I might tell you about the other things I do and what mum will do that I'm sure is little bit useful too. WOOF for now