I’m actually happy when I think back on my days here. I get to play with Carmel, who has learned how to beg, shake, play dead, roll over, jump through hoops and over sawhorses, as well as all the traditional commands. With a tiny piece of bacon in my hand, boy does she get attentive fast! She immediately sits, and if I move, she follows and sits again right in front of me. Her play dead does resemble strikingly her “rub my tummy” pose, but still… Dad took her to the vet today and they said she’s svelte and beautiful as we all knew. Rabies-free too, happily. Washington state has only had 7 incidences of rabies in the whole state, 6 of them in bats and 1 in a cat. Why Carmel had to get a rabies shot, I’m not sure except that it’s state law.