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Elwood's expertise with human language only goes so far. I laid down for a nap. It was dark. The computer said 6:30. He decided it must be time to wake me for breakfast. I explained it was still evening and there would be no breakfast until morning.

Doings

Elwood is resting. It has been a busy week for him. We have had visitors: children, grandson. He has walked a lot around town and gone to the men's breakfast, knitting and the senior center for many activities. When we went to the library, the librarian said "Hi," to indicate it was our turn. I stepped up to the desk. Elwood put his forepaws on the counter. And this is a trained dog?

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Elvis

Today Elwood renewed his acquaintance with Elvis, the black cat who lives next door. Elvis did not run away when energetically sniffed. He just said, "Meow."

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Elwood and My Tablet

After preaching today, I was lying down listening to Twit on my tablet. Elwood came and started poking me. As the tablet was next to me and the video stream kept the tablet from sleeping, the tablet interpreted Elwood's bouncing nose as taps on the screen. He turned the stream off.

My daughter commented: Dogs these days! Can't play fetch, but can work a tablet.

Elwood doesn't get the game fetch.

Elwood and My Tablet

After preaching today, I was lying down listening to Twit on my tablet. Elwood came and started poking me. As the tablet was next to me and the video stream kept the tablet from sleeping, the tablet interpreted Elwood's bouncing nose as taps on the screen. He turned the stream off.

Evacuated

Today Elwood and I were evacuated from a friend's house. I was there doing laundry. When I finished, I locked up and we started down the driveway. We were detained by the fire chief and escorted away from the house by someone who I assume was the tree surgeon. It seems there's a split tree outside hung up in the utility wires. They wanted the area cleared while they took the tree down.

More on the Amen Dog

Elwood's sister's person's first dog was an Amen dog.

The Amen Dog

On Sunday our organist and his wife said their farewells. Among the memries shared was that of The Amen Dog, i.e., Elwood.

Elwood has learned that the word "Amen" may signal the end of a worship service. Any time he notices this word being said, especially emphatically, he jumps up, ready to leave. He wags his tail happily, glad the service is ended. he seems to be saying:

"Can we go? Can we go?"

I typically have to settle him down several times duringworship. Elwood is always hopeful the worship will be short. He is always disapointed.

Out of Harness

Today at the Senior Center Elwood wiggled out of his harness. No one knew he could do this. I had to put it back on him. I think he must have gotten the harness wedged against something, backed up (he was fooling around under the table.) and the harness stayed put. It looks like a magic trick because the harness is still buckled.

Elwood and Music

I have decided Elwood has no music appreciation whatsoever. He dislikes organ music, very high notes in choral singing and he inquired about the jazz coming out of my tablet. I wonder if he was exposed to music as a puppy. Maybe not. I don't play a lot of music as I listen to audio books. Elwood is a good reader.

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