Every now and again, we have a day where Hudson is just in a really good mood. He wags his tail slowly as we walk, leaps eagerly to do service tasks, and seeks out petting and affection more than usual.
Just like with a person, it’s not entirely clear what puts him in a good mood. We do know a few things that do it – going shopping (especially for clothes), walking along with my boyfriend and I (the whole of his ‘pack’), and snow. We also know a few things that ruin his good mood – heavy rain, noisy traffic, and wind.
The happy dog days are really a joy. We play, we get things done, and he does more than his share of making me laugh. It’s hard to put into words what it’s like to work with a service dog partner who’s in a frisky good mood. It makes you grin.
(this was written last week, and I thought I posted it. Ugh. I’m sick, folks, so updates may be thin until I get over…whatever it is. Doctor’s appointment tomorrow to figure out if it requires antibiotics or if I just have to suffer through it)