We already got her vest & patches. She has the "In Training" patch on her vest now.
She does great in public. I took her to the Renaissance Faire with me this past September and she impressed everyone. The owners call her the official unofficial mascot because she greeted people, kissed kids & old ladies, entertained mentally retarded adults and helped sell T-shirts!
Here are pictures people sent me of us working together
Birdie meeting one of Rosalita's puppets, the puppet pet her on the nose and the kids thought it was great
Gorgonzola the Titmouse, her buddy. The mouse gave Birdie treats.
This little girl loved Birdie.
Her Dad did too!
Doing a trick in front of the Wenches Guild. There were a bunch of kids behind my daughter in the green cape
Walk with friendly strangers
I love this picture that one of my fellow Wenches took. "Watch me" command.
We were in this crowd. The horses, noises, yelling, crashing etc.. didn't phase her. She did get nervous when the knights were battling too close, but I just put the end of my cape over her and she calmed right down.
This is Larry, Birdie's service dog buddy at the Faire. He was trained by NEADS. He was afraid of the crack of the bull whips, but Birdie and I helped him through it. Funny how another dog walking with him made him less afraid.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men ~ General George S. Patton, Jr.
She taking all the stars down from her sky to hang them up someplace new, where there's better weather and the sky's a different blue. ~ Autumn Fields