Darwin successfully graduated puppy class yesterday! He was definitely the star of the class, performing the puppy obstacle course perfectly and showing up the other dogs with "Sit," "Down, Stay," "Sit, Down, Sit (aka puppy push-up)," "Rollover," "Leave It," and a long distance "Come."
And, of course, "Walk nice."
After everyone had completed the course, the puppies were treated to a hula-hoop filled with toys and were allowed the opportunity to pick three to take home. Rarely has Darwin strained that hard on his leash, he was so excited by the plethora of toys.
He was not, however, impressed with the hat.
The Bad News:
Darwin has worms. I noticed something amiss in his stool yesterday, and correctly identified a roundworm wrapped around one of his leavings. A call to the vet and we had pills take care of the infection, though they caused a massive expulsion of Darwin's stomach and bowel contents, having him needing to go out every few hours all through last night and culminating in a worm-filled vomit this morning. This, on top of the neutering earlier in the week, has not led to the best week for the puppy. (Though it does explain his being rather ill two weeks ago). So kudos to him for excellent graduation obedience in spite of it all.