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Puppy Boot Camp [Jun. 3rd, 2004|01:47 pm]
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Tonight Dad and I get to head to Man's Best Friend and pick up Sparky after his 2 week stint at Boot Camp. The manager at MBF just looked at me when I referred to it as Puppy Boot Camp and said that its not boot camp but a learning experience for the dog. For $1000, I'll call it what I want to.

I've been in contact with his trainer Greg over the two weeks. He said that Sparky is learning his commands well, which is good since across the alley from the house is a disc golf course. It would be nice to take him out and play a round or two and not have to drag him along on a leash.

Other than that, not much else planned for the night. Last night, we hit up our favorite Thai restaurant Thai-rrific. I had the Pad Kee Mow and Dad had a combo of Gai Gra Pow and Moo Gratiem. Both were da bomb last night. Thai-rrific is family owned and operated. The daughters act as the waitresses while Mom and the brother work in the kitchen. Service can be slow at times, but the food definitely makes you forget all about the wait.

The storms we had last night werent as bad as the night before. Just alot more rain. The new drain we installed works fine, but cant handle that much water at one time. Heck, even the sewer drains on the street couldnt handle the water that quick. Alot of the water came over the curb and into our yard. Dad and I are looking at options now so that we can try to stop the front yard from flooding every time it rains. We've tried contacting the city to have them look at the street grading to try to alleviate the water that comes from the street, but its not on one of their priority lists. To protect the house from the water, Dad and I are going to build flower beds in front of the house and divert the water to the drains. But with the amount of rain we got last night, it will just build up in the yard anyways. I've always wanted to be an engineer.. guess this is my chance to devise a plan and see if I am really cut out for that type of work.


I tried to take some pics of the weather last night, but the pics didnt come out as good as I thought they would :-(
oh well, they are calling for more storms this weekend.
I was thinking last night that Michael, a friend of mine in Monterey, CA, would just love this weather we've been having in Texas lately. I need to find his email address and phone number so I can give him a shout.
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[User Picture]From: champdaddy
2004-06-03 12:53 pm (UTC)
nice to hear SOMEONE had a pleasant restaurant experience last night...
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2004-06-04 06:13 am (UTC)

Last Nights Dining Experience

since we were picking up the dog at 6pm and scheduled for an hour session with the trainer until 7pm, we decided to grab a bite to eat at a restaurant down the street from the dog training school.
I learned two things last night while eating out.
1. When you walk in and the hostess tells you to feel free to sit anywhere, its probably not a good sign that your waiter/waitress will be right with you. After 10 minutes of waiting for a server, I walked over to the bar and ordered some drinks. We ended up moving to the bar area so he could wait on us.
2. Do not sit anywhere where you can see into the kitchen. Especially where you can see your food sitting under the heat lamps and you have to remind the bartender that you did order food. Its sad when you have to send your baked potato back because it isnt hot enough to melt butter.
Sidenote: besides Dad and I, there were 3 other customers in the entire restaurant
Luckily, we got out of there in time to pick up Sparky and meet with his trainer.

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[User Picture]From: guysterrules
2004-06-03 01:39 pm (UTC)
What's little Sparky look like?
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2004-06-04 06:46 am (UTC)
as soon as I figure out how to post pictures on LJ, I'll post pics.

He is a redish/cream colored Akita/Samoyed mix.
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