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August 9th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden the tourist

Wednesdays are the only day Jack and I have off together in the summertime. Instead of mowing the lawn and doing household chores, as we normally do, we decided to play tourist for a day. It was such a beautiful day that we packed up the car along with Aiden and headed to Long Point in Provincetown. (It was going to be a too hot and too long a day for Dylan so he stayed home and my mother took care of him.) For those of you who don’t know, Provincetown is the last town on Cape Cod and Long Point is the outermost tip of the Cape. The blue dot on the map is where we live and the red dot is Long Point.




There are only two ways to get to Long Point. One way is a three mile hike which is only accessible at low tide. The other way is a 10 minute ferry ride. We decided to take the ferry.




The ferry pulls right up onto the beach. Aiden was so excited that he practically leaped off the ferry to get into the water. We walked around Long Point and visited the lighthouse. Aiden had a great time swimming and chasing his kong.



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Provincetown is well known for being very dog friendly. Outside of most of the shops is a dog bowl with fresh water and dogs are allowed in most places. We stopped at the Governor Bradford Restaurant for lunch and Aiden was also welcome, in fact the waiter brought him his own bowl of water with ice cubes!



We had a great day and Aiden slept all the way home.

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July 16th, 2017 by Lynda

Paw Palooza – Day 2

Today was day 2 of Paw Palooza and the Cape Cod Kennel Club was holding another dog agility demonstration. My mother and I went to the event early this morning with Aiden. We helped set up the agility equipment and get ready for the demo at 10:00am. Jack had to work today, but since this is an animal event and only two towns over from Harwich, he was able to come over for some community policing.

While Jack was still at the event we were approached by a gentleman who wanted to meet Aiden after seeing him in the demo. Turns out that he is looking for a GSD puppy. As we were  explaining how important it is to find a good breeder he told us that he lives in Michigan. What a coincidence!! We, ofcourse, told him Aiden was from Michigan and gave him all of the AT contact information.

…..we are still waiting for some business cards from you Julie!





It was a much hotter day. Aiden cooling his feetDSC04663

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Outside of the tent of the dog trainer who has used Aiden as the test dog for CGC and TDI we saw this poster. One of the pictures is of Lark, Aila, and Aiden.


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Have a great summer everybody!

See you next time!



July 15th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden at Paw Palooza!

Today at the 2nd annual Paw Palooza members of the Cape Cod Kennel Club participated in a dog agility demonstration. No ribbons or titles for anyone here…this was just for fun! This was a way to introduce people to the sport of dog agility and how important it is for the dog and human to work as a team. It was a warm but cloudy day and there were crowds of people with dogs and children. We had a great time.

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This video was taken by someone Jack works with on a cellphone. It is very out of focus however we found it interesting to listen to the announcer and the crowd.

After the demo we walked around the various booths. Aiden makes friends wherever he goes. DSC04509







July 13th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden is going to Paw Palooza!

This coming weekend is the 2nd annual Paw Palooza event. It is the largest single dog festival on Cape Cod. The funds raised go to the Massachusetts SPCA and the Animal Rescue League.

Aiden and I participated in the Agility Demonstration at Paw Palooza put on by the Cape Cod Kennel Club last year.

This years posters and flyers feature a picture of Aiden and me in action!




Aiden and I are looking forward to once again performing in the agility demo. Here is a link to the website:





July 7th, 2017 by Lynda

Aiden in the PVKC Newsletter

A friend of mine, who lives in Vermont, is a member of the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club. This morning she sent me the link to the PVKC July Newsletter. On page 6 there is an article about the recent Farm Dog Test. There are 3 pictures of me and Aiden as well as the picture of the ducks that we took!