Last week I left Vivian for the first time overnight. It was just one night and she was with Greg and Ike, so hardly alone, but still it was hard. I thought she would miss me terribly, but apparently that was not the case. Greg and Ike are great entertainment and the recliner has plenty of room for an 18 week old puppy and her very favorite human dad. According to Greg she got a major case of the “zoomies” which for the uninformed is a case of monster running and jumping from room to room and chair to sofa to other chair for a period of time. The zoomies are hysterical to watch and appear to be in response to different stimuli, such as a bath or maybe having Mom gone? She greeted me happily when I got home and proceeded to jump on me and nip at me in an effort, I assume, to see if the rules that had been enforced before I left were still in play….and they are. Her newest trick is putting her paws on the table and taking things off the table…yep, another poodle counter surfer is born. Just when you think you have the little rascal trained she comes up with something new! This week she has a couple of vacation days with Dad and we are going to start working on “stay” which is a concept she doesn’t seem to get. On Thursday she heads to the Red Woof Inn with Ike for a weekend of fun and frolic with favorite Red Woof house-mother Jenine! We shall see how her first introduction to the boarding kennel goes. She continues to be an adorable and frisky puppy….all 27 lbs of her!