Cockapoo in Collegeville!
So a while back (Aug. 9th to 11th), we took Frankie to Collegeville, PA to visit my parents. Frankie is great in the car and just sleeps, so the 3 hour ride wasn’t a big deal in the least. When we got to my parents house at 11pm, my Father was there to greet us (way past his bed time and my Mother was still in NY visiting her mother) and Frankie went nuts because he didn’t know where he was and didn’t know what to do. But he was crazy in a good way – he ran around exploring the new environment instead of getting mouthy. Frankie greeted my Dad with a very excited butt shake. After about 30 minutes of running around like a crazy dog, we went to bed. Frankie slept all through the night in the strange environment and we were so relieved.
On Saturday morning, we went up to the Allentown, PA area to see Meg’s family that lives up there. Her family dog, Curly, was there but Frankie understood that Curly still was not a “play” dog and let him be. He did however love seeing so many people, but because of that, he had trouble calming himself down. But again, he just ran around a lot and didn’t get mouthy at all. We were so proud of him.
After we got back from that, we went to my brothers house to go out to eat. This is the first time we would go out to eat with Frankie and he was perfect! He didn’t bark once and was mostly laying down at our feet. It was such a pleasure to know that we can go out to eat with him and not be bothered too much with him being there. He is so calm and quiet, it is great. Frankie was so tired after all of that, he went to bed almost right away when we got home.
On Sunday we didn’t have too much to do so we were able to take him off leash in the backyard and take him swimming in our pool. He was a trooper (read: didn’t like the water, but tolerated it when we dropped him in) and loved playing with the frisbee that my Mom gave him. He was so exhausted after all that that we were able to leave him in his crate and go out to eat with my parents before we left for Virginia again. He slept in the crate and then slept for the entire 3 hours when we drove home. It was such a great weekend and really made us realize how far Frankie is coming along with his dog manners.