Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm a Graduate Again

On Wednesday, I graduated basic obedience!
 Mom and I had to weave through these purple cones and I had to stay by her side.  I started off on-leash and then we had to do it again with my leash dropped and then again with no leash.   I did great and mom was so pleased!
 We had to walk past another hooman and dog (that's my friend Audrey) and I had to try to stay focused on mom.  I did fine and so did Audrey!
 And we had to jump through hoops.
 And go though the tunnel and it was fun!
I did break away once and I did some playbows and tuckbuttruns  and mom and my instructor, Kathy, didn't find it amusing (deadbeats) and I had to refocus and get back on track. 
 Kathy awarded me with my diploma and a star stuffie and a HUGE cookie bone that mom kept.  She says it will take me a couple of days to eat this and I won't be hogging it down in one sitting.  Hoomans can be so stingy sometimes!

You'll never guess what I got for a graduation "gift".
Yesterday, I got no breakie and mom took me to my vet to have my big girl surgery.
What kind of a graduation gift is this I ask you?!
I now have a Poodle leg and a shaved belly and a huge incision but I did get to come home and not spend the night at the animal hospital so that's a good thing! When I got home, I spied that evil lampshade cone sitting on the counter.  I sure hope that I can avoid wearing it!  So far - so good!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,


3 doxies said...

OMD, you means to tells me they gave you surgicals as graduation pressie?????? Oh my, what a rip off! My mum did dat to my brudder on his birfday...hehehehe. Glad you gotted to come home though.
A BIG HUGE congrats on your graduation, dat is FABULOUS.


scotsmad said...

Congratulations on your graduation. But don't your parents have any idea of what a graduation present SHOULD BE? Definitely not an operation or a trip to the vets.

We hope the cone isn't necessary...enjoy your little bits of graduation cookie when you finally get them.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mango said...

Well, Miss Molly, that is certainly an odd way to celebrate. But congratulations on your graduation from me and Pea!


parlance said...

Graduation AND surgery? What an exciting week. Congratulations all round.

Gus said...

Congratulations on your graduation! We think your Mom and Dad picked a good pressie. And we do hope you can avoid the cone.


Helen said...

Love your graduation picture!! That's such a nice cap and you're sitting so proud.

That's not nice about your sugery but it's all over now and it's for the best. Don't tell Keltic but he'll be going in soon for his surgical too.

Priscilla said...

Your mom and dad had picked up the weirdest pressie for your graduation, didn't they?

Congratulations on your graduation and you look great with the mortar board hat. The star stuffie is pretty but I think the HUGE cookie bone is the best!

Do remember that you have to take a bit of rest after the girlie thingy and JUMPING is a NO NO. Hope you don't need the Elizabeth Collar either.

Molly The Wally said...

Firstly congratulations Molly. Secondly we hope you heal up soon and will be back to your usual self ASAP. Have a fabulous Friday all.
Best wishes Molly

Niamh said...

Congratulations on your graduation Molly! We can see from the photos that you are a star pupil. Sorry about the operation though. Hope it is not too painful and that your belly doesn't get cold now that it is all shaved.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Sam said...

Surgery doesn't sound like a nice present! Hopefully you got a little ice cream too?

Congratulations on passing obedience!


Anonymous said...

GOOD GIRL MOLLY!!!! I must say, I'm very proud to be your friend. Happy Graduation and, uh, you know, happy surgery! (Guess I can say that!)

Arooo, Stuart

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

HAPPY GRADUATION!!! I am sooooo proud of you.
WHAT??? They gave you a WhoWhoectomy fur your graduation pressie???????? THAT is sooooo wrong. Well, it is RIGHT to have the WhoWhoectomy... butt NOT fur a PRESSIE. Sheeeesh.

Mollie said...

Well done on your graduation Molly but what a cwap present you got..Thats soooo mean :( xx00xx

Thor and Jack said...

Congrats on your graduation Molly! Beautiful picture with the cap!
The surgery was not a nice gift.

Jake of Florida said...

Love the photo with you wearing the mortarboard and sitting so proudly. Big girl surgery? Not something we boychiks have experienced...but we've had the big boy alternative!!!!

Hope you can get by without the cone!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

rottrover said...

YAY Molly!! You are growing up!! Butt really! On graduation day??

-Bart and Ruby

Ruby said...

Oh Molly, your peeps REALLY need some education on what a good present really IS!!! Phooey.
Wells, Congrats on your graduation!
And, Congrats on not wearin' the cone-o-shame yet!



harrispen said...

Congrats Molly on the graduation. I hope mom and dad make it up to you for giving you surgery as a gift. I think a trip to your favorite drive in eatery is in order.


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You are such a good girl Molly we are very proud of you!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You look so cute in your graduation cap, we can hardly stand it!! We think your Mom did a great job assisting you, but we know who the real star is!!

Lilly, Piper, Argie and Ivy

Sue said...

Wow, we don't want your Mom to give us any presents for anything special we do. That is one really bad graduation gift. You did a great job anyway and we're all proud of you.
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

Jazzi said...

Congrats on the graduation!! But.....surgicals for a present?? I think you got totally ripped off. I think you need ice-cream for that dirty trick!!

Jazzi and Addi

The Life of Riley said...


You are a big girl now! It doesn't seem that long ago you were just a wee pup. Congratulations on graduating (such a cute hat!), and I hope you chew on that bone that you were given at obedience, instead of your stitches. Trust me, wearing a cone is no fun if you haven't worn it before you need it. After my big boys op I had to wear the cone and it freaked me out, I frooze, started drooling, whimpered and was not happy - so now mum's trained me (with lots of treats) to wear it randomly every few months so I don't get bothered by it anymore - I wander around looking like a lampshade happy that I might get treats.

Anyway we hope you are better soon and that you all have a great weekend,
Love and woofs,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Molly -

Congratulations on graduating obedience school. Mama really likes that hat - it looks good on you.

Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well...Congrats on da graduation! That's a cause to celebrate..

The surgery...not so much.


chicamom85 said...

Molly, I am so proud and happy for you. But the reward kind of stunk, if you ask me. You got a cookie that you can't have and a sore tummy and you might have to wear the cone of shame. Sheeeesh, your Mommy needs to look up the word reward. Just sayin.

I hope you feel better soon.

Loveys Sasha

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Yay fur you and your graduation from obedience class, but your present does leave a little to be desired. ;) BUT we is happy daty ou is home and everything went okie dokie. Paws are crossed dat you can keeps avoiding da evil lampshade!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS Hi to Mitch

l said...

we are proud of you Molly! what a good girl you are.. yep, hoomans have twisted thinking on what's good for you! hahah

Mr. Pip said...

Oh what a week you have had, Molly! Graduation AND surgery!! I think you deserve some serious treats!

Your pal, Pip

Lorenza said...

You are grrrreat!
You look lovely on your Graduation Ceremony!
Aaaand.... nope... it was not the best graduation present....
I am sure you will be fully recovered soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congratulations on your success, Molly. You should be very proud of yourself. Too bad about the vet visit, but you will be doing just fine in no time. Hope you can escape the dreaded cone.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sam said...

Yay Molly, hope it doesn't sting too much.

Nancy said...

You had a busy few days, Molly. Congratulations on your graduation. You look good in your black hat. I hope you don't have to wear the lampshade, either. Maybe your mum could put two strap t-shirts on you, one from the front and one from the back and pin them together. That's what my mum did for me and it was way more comfortable that I think that lampshade would be.
from Hannah. said...

Congrats Darlin'!!

How rude of those humans... Where's the cake and party?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your graduation! Luv the grad hat :D

Yap, I agree, surgery is hardly a nice pressie for all your hard work! Maybe you'll get lots of special treats to compensate for the bad timing ;)

Crossin paws you don't have to wear the cone!

Waggin at ya,

The Army of Four said...

How could anyone not be amused by playbows and tuckbuttruns ? I mean ... really?!!?
Congrats, Molly! We're really proud of all the hard work you (and your mom) have done!
Good luck avoiding the party hat! Hope the healing goes well!
Play bows,

Keisha said...

Yay for ur graduation! :)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Molly, sorry about your 'gift' but congratulations on passing. Sheesh, a bone maybe, a cookie, some ice cream but a surgery? Hope the cone stays on the bench. No licking ok? Hugs to you sweetie pie. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Oskar said...

That seems like a gyp as far as graduations presents go. Congratulations anyway.

Nubbin wiggles,

KB said...

You rock, Molly! Those were some tough tests that you passed. And then you sat with that distinguished hat! Wow!

Sorry about the big girl surgery. Our girl has to have that sometime soon too. You two can commiserate. I hope that you feel better soon.

Helena said...

Oh Molly, well done, you clever girl! And I so love you in that graduation cap!!!! I do hope your hurts are getting better.


Oh the indignities. We can't believe your mommie made you do that on your birthday. They told us it was for own good. They weren't the ones with the owie on our tummies. Milk this for all it's worth and get lots of treats.

Lots of licks,

Bug & Bandit

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh poor poor Molly!!! BUT now you are a big girl!!! It will be all better real soon pretty girl!!!!
Hugs and kisses to you and Mitch.
Love coming your way Molly, Aunt Fern

Katie said...

Congratulations! Cocco the mini pig is in awe of you :-)

Sweet William The Scot said...

Surgery, you got your big girl surgery as a present for your graduation. I think you should have FAILED. Maybe the good presents come with failure.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Honey the Great Dane said...

Congratulations, Molly, on your graduation! That looked like a tough - but fun - test and well done for passing with flying colours!

And congrats also on passing through your Big Girl Surgery - hope you're healing well and not having to wear the Cone of Shame! I had to wear that and I hated it! But I was a very naughty girl when I had my Big Girl Surgery - the vet said i had to be quiet for 1 week but I managed to run around like a maniac when no-one was looking and I tore open my stitches! So it was back to the vet to be re-stitched and ANOTHER week of "rest"! Oh no!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Stardust said...

Oh Molly, I could cry at the second last picture! Congratulations, mom must be so proud! I can't get over your graduation gift too, hugsss baby, i hope you feel all better.

Not sure what your surgery is about but I hope I'm guessing it right.. Gee, that hurts??

Sorry about not coming over as often as I like, but I really enjoy seeing you kids happy and healthy everytime. Am sorry about the friends you've lost along the way...