Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pups and Firefighters!

A firefighter in full gear on his kneeling down with Reyna sitting between his knees Tonight at our guide dog meeting, we had some surprise visitors. Three firefighters came with a huge fire truck. The first thing we did was go outside and walk around the fire engine with all of the noise and lights. Reyna did well, but she did have a reaction when she got close to the hot exhaust. We had to rework that a few times, but she was okay after that. Then Reyna got to meet two of the firefighters with all of their gear on. She LOVED the first firefighter, who is the one shown the above picture. She was not afraid at all and she just enjoyed visiting and smelling his suit and gloves.
Reyna meeting the first firefighter for the first time.  She is looking up at him and he is looking down at her. Next, Reyna met the second firefighter, who was a little more scary looking. He had on a full face mask with the oxygen. As Reyna approached him, the air from the mask went right into her face and she decided he was a play toy. She was so excited and she had so much fun with the air that was coming out of the mask. I think it was a combination of the air hitting her face and the sound it made that got her so happy. She was not misbehaving in anyway, she was just having fun with the guy in a very appropriate way. Reyna did not have a one ounce of fear. She was just confident and happy! Here are some photos of Reyna meeting the firefighter in the oxygen mask.
Reyna meets the firefighter with the oxygen mask who is sitting on the floor. Reyna is trying to figure out what that blast of air in her face is all about. Reyna investigates the firefighter while he sits on the floor and lets her sniff him.Reyna decides the firefighter wants to play with her as he lays on the ground and she does a play bow.Reyna thinks pups and firefighters were made for each other!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun filled day!
    Fire trucks are great exposures for pups:)

    Toby's Raiser