It seems that three of us here are off to school this week. Today I go back to work after my five week break, and I go back hopeful that this will be a wonderful and exciting year. The past two years have been very challenging for me, personally, but I am going back positive, excited about the new students who will be in my class and happy to see the seven who are returning students, as well. There is a lot of turmoil in my school district right now, and I recently heard that our state just passed California as the worst off financially, so the future could very well be a roller coaster, but for now, I'm putting those worries in a box and going in ready to fall in love with a new class and see what fate has brought to us this year.
I'm also hopeful that taking class together will help cement the bond that Mr. Taleteller really wants to have with Morgan. She seems drawn to me, and I love her already, but I know that he really wants her to be his dog. I think there's a chance that she may always be deeply attached to both of us, and that's fine with me. I've resisted playing with obedience with her because I know how much he wants to do it. She's such a quick study that she gets things really quickly. She also has a serious case of the "disease to please" that the Greyhounds consider themselves immune to. Certainly, the girls like having us be happy with them, but if we ask something of them that they don't want to do, pointy little noses go up in the air and those beautiful eyes look away. Morgan will do anything to make you happy and she will work for praise, treats or toys. Going to class will hopefully be an enriching experience for them both!
On this Monday morning, as I drag myself out of bed early, I'm happy to have a job and to be going back to it, but I think I'd rather be going to the other class! Please be patient with us while we get used to the swing of a new school year and try to keep up visits to our friends' blogs. We may be late, but we'll get there eventually!