I’ve recently celebrated a milestone, 18 weeks old, that makes me two in dog years. I am told that with age comes wisdom and I feel myself becoming wiser with each new skill I learn. Apparently I’ll be a teenager in no time at all. Time goes fast when you’re a dog.

Over the last week, I have continued to improve my public transport etiquette as well as my general social behaviour. While my knowledge of the world around me continues to grow I am now very aware of my surroundings at all times and am curious to know more about everything I encounter.

I have also come across a few working guide dogs who have been visiting Blind Foundation Awhina house office recently. I have to listen very carefully to my puppy raiser when they are around and remember to save the play for the free run so not to distract these friends while they’re working.