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EMILY GOES TO THE ZOO

EMILY GOES TO THE BRIDGETON ZOO-MARCH 2006

On March 17, 2006 it was a fine day for going on a trip. Mom picked up  her plants in Greenwich Twp. and promised me that we’d go to the zoo afterwards. As she was explaining to me about what a zoo is, I turned my head from side to side trying to understand this.  She said that my herding instructor told me to,”...see more stock”.

Mom said that since I am a Hearing Ear Dog, that I should experience all things for sounds, etc.  I said, “Okay, let’s go” and that I would like to see what a zoo is.

We arrived at the zoo, Mom told me to be quiet, and started our walk. The first thing that we saw were peacocks and peahens walking all around. They followed us in their group but I didn’t like that  very much-too close for comfort. I hurriedly walked forward  to leave them behind!

A CURIOUS DONKEY WATCHES US WALK BY.

BIG CAT WATCHES EMILY!

MR. AND MRS. LLAMA COME OVER TO GREET EMILY

Mom and I saw many animals at the zoo. The big cats licked their lips at me and I was scared. Mom said that they are behind a double fence but I didn’t like this at all! Those BIG animals are bigger than me.

We then went around the pathway to the smaller animals and birds-this was better! I got to see some ducks like were at the herding test last fall. I remember hearing their speech so they are okay with me. The other sounds are so new to my big ears!

SPECIAL NOTE: DO NOT TRY THIS WITH YOUR PET!

Emily is constantly being trained for different places and sounds. She is a Hearing Ear Dog so therefore is allowed wherever her Mom goes. Your pets are NOT usually allowed in a zoo with other animals as they may get frightened or frighten the zoo animals, as well as, diseases, etc.

Emily is trained to stay with her Mom and has perfect behavior as a Service Dog.  She never once barked or scared the animals; however, her presence brought  many animals closer to see. Emily did feel uncomfortable but behaved well in her “job” and was rewarded with a treat at the end.

Ducks in lake.

A leopard walked by and went behind a bush. Emily peers closer to see him.

A speckled owl peers closer to see Emily.

ALLOW PAGE TO LOAD FULLY!

Emily gets a well-deserved rest at the end!

She can now add one more hearing thing and place to here life-list!

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