Saturday, February 13, 2010

Exciting Day! Graduations and old friends!

Despite it being a Saturday, I decided I would try to get my breakfast at my normal time. Why are parents so much grumpier on Saturday mornings?? They kept telling me that dogs that whine don't get to eat at all! Huh?!? That scared me! I LOVE to whine for my meals! I decided I better shut my kibble hole before they decided not to feed me again!

Once we got my food situation worked out, Mom told me that we were going to Guide Dogs to see Hamlin graduate. I'm not quite sure what she was talking about. She told me it is where I started my life, but I think she was just a little bit crazy.

I didn't see much while I was there - just a bunch of people not looking at me. Not petting me. Not paying me one bit of attention! It wasn't all that exciting for me.
Dagan's view of graduation - the backs of people sitting in chairs with the stage off in the distance

Hamlin was pretty fun though - I think he and I could have had a good romp! But, he had his working clothes on and couldn't have much fun. Bummer!
A head shot of Hamlin, a yellow lab, looking up at his raiser

It was pretty exciting that I got to sit with Cabana! She's a super fun girl! She asked me if I can "Taco" my tongue like she can. See the curl?? SO cool!
Cabana looking at the camera, her tongue out and curled up

I tried and tried and tried! I think I got it! What do you think? Did I get my tongue to "Taco?" Cabana says that only super special girls get to do it. Maybe it's a girl thing. Whatever!
Dagan looking at the camera, smiling with his tongue just behind his top teeth, but no Taco Tongue sticking out
Then, Mom figured out why I was confused about her saying I started my life at GDB! A woman came over to pet me (Yippy!! LOVE pets!) She asked my name and was excited to hear that I am Dagan! She is my dog-mom's person mom! My mom's name is Anista, so that would make Carol my Grandma, right? I have two of those already, but they are WAY fun, so I'll take another! My brothers, sisters and I all grew up at my Grandma's house! We didn't live at GDB! She told my Mom all about me as a baby! She said I was super cuddly (Mom could have guessed that! I'm sitting in her lap writing this!) She also told Mom about my brothers and sisters! I have 2 sisters: Danielle (B) and Deli (Y). I have 3 brothers Dempsey (B), Duvall (Y) and Django (B).

It was SO much fun getting to see her again! She and Mom are talking about me getting to see my Dog-Ma again! I'd love to see her and see if she recognizes me! I can't wait!

After we said goodbye to everyone, Mom and Dad took me to the mall nearby. That was pretty boring! And there was a LOT of gum in the planters where I was trying to do my business! It is SO hard to be good and not pick up gum! After that, Mom and Dad grabbed some grub at Panera Bread. I know that place. I've been there before. So, I chillaxed (Like my new word?? I learned it at graduation today!) and took a nap since they weren't throwing any of my food around.
Dagan zonked under the table

Wags and Wiggles,


  1. Dagan-
    It was great seeing you at graduation today! I didn't know you had your own blog!- I thought you were sharing one with Poppy. I was very excited to find your blog tonight and read about all the adventures that you've had! You are one busy puppy.

  2. Hey, I didn't even know you guys took a photo of Cabana! Silly me, I didn't get one of Dagan. How fun to meet Anista's keeper! Can't wait to see the videos of Dagan as a tiny pup!

  3. This one's from Annista's mom. I was so excited to see you. I will say what Grandma's almost always say..."YOU CERTAINLY HAVE GROWN
    . I remember when you were just a baby. You were one week old and less than two pounds when we brought you to our house.

  4. What a cute puppy! Dagan is such a great name, I love it :)

    I read on Mimi and Cabana's blog that I should contact you to order the GDB t-shirt, and I just wanted to let you know that I'm interested in buying one to support a fellow guide dog school(I raise for GEB)and of course I love the design :) thanks!