Our day starts off bright and early. I get awakened every morning (after my alarm goes off and I go back to bed for a few more minutes) by Ely resting his head on my bed - just staring at me. Once my feet hit the ground at 6:20, Ely starts spinning and running around my room, while Sherman rests in his crate, giving Ely and I the “it’s too early” look.
Once collars are on, I open the door and Ely walks briskly out. (Well, runs slipping and sliding down the hall would be a better description!) Sherman was still getting out of his crate and doing his morning stretches. I follow Sherman out, both of us still groggy with sleep, and let them out back to go potty. This takes about 30 seconds and they then came in and sit, waiting to eat breakfast. They stay in a sit stay while I fix their food and put it in front of them. (They were not very happy that I made them wait while I took pictures.) After telling them to break, Ely eats his food in about 30 seconds; Sherman on the other hand actually chews his food.
Sherman then follows me around as I get ready to go. After I was done getting ready, we went outside to play and let them go potty. Sherman loves playing in the crisp morning air. We then came back in, loaded up the car with Sherman and my stuff and we were off to class.
Sherman always enjoys looking out the window to see where he is going and he is tall enough to see out the windshield from the back. Once we got to campus, I took Sherman to do a quick potty break before coating up and heading to class. Sherman did great (as normal) walking past a lot of people, construction, and traffic. Sherman has gotten to where he knows where we go on campus. After finding to door and elevator, we ride all the way up to the fifth floor and walk all the way down one of the halls. Since we got there a little early, we waited in the hall till the class that is in the room before our class leaves. Sherman is always so happy to be going places.
Our first class is Literature Based Research; my professor loves Sherman as do most of the students. Sherman knows exactly were we sit and takes me right to it when I tell him to find the chair. Since my class is in a computer lab, Sherman lays between my chair and one of my friend’s chair. Sherman enjoys taking a nap during class. My teacher says that he is just deep in thought and is taking it all in. Some how Sherman knows when class is done at 10:45 and wakes up, but does not get up till I tell him to. I head out with one of my friends, 5 floors worth of stairs and then walk to the other side of campus, past a ton of people. Then we head up 3 floors worth of stairs and into Theatre appreciation.
Sherman goes under my desk and lays down watching all of the other students coming in. During class Sherman and I were used as an example for what we could do for our final project. After sleeping through yet another class, we are ready to head out. On the way out of class we stopped to talk to someone in our class who wants to be a puppy sitter. After talking to her for a little bit we head down the hall. More people know Sherman than know me! We head back down 3 floors of stairs and head out. There were dozens of middle schoolers on campus for some reason and Sherman totally ignored all of them while walking past.
On the way home, we made a stop at the vet to get Sherman’s medical records sent to Southeastern and to let everyone say good bye. Most everyone knows who Sherman is, mostly due to the fact that when he went in to get fixed, he somehow escaped out of the crate and was visiting the other dogs. While we were in the vet, there were 6 other dogs in the waiting room that were going crazy and Sherman just sat their watching them get into trouble.
Once we got home, I let Sherman and Ely play in the back yard. It was such a pretty day out that they both enjoyed the outside time. They were so cute running around playing with their toy together. Ely has been on Benadryl for the last few days for his allergies and was starting to get back to his normal self again. They played for awhile and then we came back in so that I could eat lunch and they got a treat. They sprawled out in the sun together and took a nap while I did some homework.
For their dinner they got to eat outside since it was so nice and then they went to play some more while I did some homework outside. Once my mom got home we took them for a walk. Sherman totally ignored the busy traffic when we walked outside of our subdivision and even ignored (with a bit of persuasion) some road kill. They are currently planting a lot of trees along the road and Sherman watched them as we walked past. Both dogs took a nap when we got home.
They then went with me out to take pictures of the cherry tree in the yard. I tried to get some pictures of Sherman and the flowers, but the tree was not blooming enough to see it yet.
Sherman spent the rest of the night sleeping from his busy day.