Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Basketball Court Training


Are you asking yourself if I am learning a new sport?  Am I going to play for a team that is not Texas Task Force !? No, of course not.  But I did go to a camp for kids where they were all lined up against the side of a basketball court that was inside of a building.  Here is what happened.

Angie and I waited for them to come in, and then she talked about how we work together to help people.  The first thing I noticed was that the floor was not like grass, or rubble, but very smooth and slick.  It was cool inside, but the floor was different.  And when it was time for me to find somebody who was hiding behind a big screen, Angie said, “Search!” and I took off running.  But it was impossible to run fast because my pads would slip on the floor.

When the person played tug with me, I also had a hard time because my pads did not have a good surface to grip.  Still, I held on, and everybody was excited to watch me.  After all, any tugging is fun for me.

At the end, some kids wanted to pet me, but the really little ones did not.  Angie always tells them, “It is ok to pet Sammie, but it is never ok to pet a dog you do not know.  You must always ask first.”