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Thanks Everyone! We think he's really special. Yogi seems to possess an old soul. He already got major work in yesterday as a therapy dog when I was hit with a fast onset of a flu-related illness. I went to the doc for flu test, because I couldn't believe I had gotten it despite a flu shot. Apparently the entire waiting area was packed with people with the same symptoms, all testing negative for the flu. It's one of those viral things that mimics flu symptoms with high fever, total body aches, chills, etc. So Yogi spent some time napping with me and also giving me lots of kisses. Hubby took over on potty duties and other puppy duties. I missed his first zoomie, which is very disappointing, but I hope I'll see another one soon.
As far as potty training, it's going pretty well. Hubby built a potty platform, with astroturf, that is barricaded with mesh so he's all business while in it with no distractions. He took to it immediately, as if he knew what it was about. We weren't sure he'd understand so I took the pooper scooper and put it in there with him and a minute later we had success. It's handy to have in those middle of the night excursions when you really don't feel like being on guard to get stones, twigs, leaves and other things out of his mouth.
I hope to enjoy him more today. He's already helped me load some laundry and he tried to help me load up the dishwasher too!