Thursday, February 14, 2013


On Wednesday morning we had a field trip to the Symphony!  This was Dante's first time at something like this, and only his second time in Downtown Memphis.  Come to think about it, I don't believe I ever posted about his first trip.

Five-month-old Dante sitting on Beale Street.  May 2012

This picture will have to suffice.  But, back on schedule...

Since this was a special program for schools, there were hundreds of kids.  Oh my goodness, I have never heard so many youths yelling "PUPPY!" at one time.  But, they were extremely good about not touching him or trying (too hard) to get his attention - thank you!  Focus is something we are really working on with this people-loving dog.

Dante was slightly stressed walking into such an overwhelming theater, but we sat down anyways, and he was comfortable after a few minutes of watching and working though a couple commands.  He settled nicely into his corner, and slept through most of it.

Getting out  We got out of the theater, but between all of the classes leaving, and new ones coming at the same time, we sat in the foyer for close to 25 minutes for it to calm down enough to get through the doors. ;-)

Sitting in the foyer

Just outside the doors in front. of a sculpture

Whispering what a good boy he is being :-)

Very thankful for so many wonderful outing opportunities!


  1. Dante is being exposed to so many wonderful environments and experiences. And he seems to be handling them all like a professional! Good job to the both of you!

  2. I saw you sitting across the theater from us and wondered if you had Dante with you! I am so glad you brought him and that he did so well! Congrats!

    1. Thank you! I'm sorry we didn't get the chance to say hi!


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