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Hobie and friends

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From the dog walker:

Hobie is doing really great. He's starting to chase other dogs.


It looks like Hobie's social skills are getting better! He has had a couple of rough days up at Alamo Square. Today he had a little bark-out with another dog (I couldn't tell who started), and yesterday he started barking at a whippet we met while walking in the evening. Sometimes when we meet other dogs Hobie will just stop, and wait for the other dog to approach him. He seems a little tense, and only smells the other dog after the dog has smelled him.

However, several times now he's been excited to meet other dogs, and his little tail wags while running up to smell some dog butt.

We got these pictures from the dog walker. It looks like they are taken from a sunny day at Fort Funston. Hobie's playgroup friends look pretty big!
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See all that sand in his beard? That sand ends up in our apartment.

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Playgroup at the park

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From the dog walker:

Hobie did great today at the park.

I think the dog walker takes Hobie to the beach at least once a week. Lucky dog. We're pretty happy when he doesn't go to the beach too, since he's not as dirty.

Playgroup at Fort Funston

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From the dog walker:

Another beautiful day at Fort Funston.

We can feel it on Hobie's fur when he has been to Fort Funston. When we pet his back we can feel a little bit of sand still left. He seems very happy when he has been to the beach, though. I guess it's more tiring than just going to the park.

Another day at the beach

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From the dog walker:

Hobie a a fun playgroup day at the beach.

Today was another rainy day. This morning, Hobie saw people at the park with umbrellas, and his tail went between his legs. It's bizarre how scared he is of umbrellas now.

Pictures from playgroup

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We knew that the dog walker would take Hobie to the beach. We knew that Hobie's coat was full of sand, and that his collar was a little wet.

However, we didn't know what he actually did, until we got these pictures:

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Fun at Fort Funston

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The dog walker has been taking Hobie to the beach almost every week. Hobie seems tired, but happy after going to the beach. Of course, it's not always that much fun to realize that a dirty, sandy dog has been sleeping on top of your bed.

Today's note from the dog walker:

Lots of fun at Fort Funston

Guard dog part 2

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I went home during lunch so I could be here when the dog walker came. I told her to just let herself in.

Well, she did, and Hobie ran over to the door to check out who was coming. Then he noticed that it wasn't someone he's used to, and he started barking. Loud. Nonstop. He was about two feet from the door, and he would not let her in. I had to distract him with a ball, which took several long seconds.

Hobie quieted down, barked a little when she took him out of the apartment, but it seemed to go pretty well.

The dog walker told us Hobie didn't really want to get in her car, and that he had been waiting at the park gate for most of the play time. The following week she picked him up alone, and apparently it went much better this time, which I'm very happy about.

Now I know what the maintenance guys must have gone through when they came in here by themselves. Poor people. It's a little funny that Hobie thinks he's such a guard dog, but it is not always practical.

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