It's been a few days since we had an update about little Walter George 'Huck Finn' Clooney, the adorable puppy who moved in and made Maisie smile, and that's because young Walt is at summer camp. As Jake and Maisie did before him, Walt went to stay with my friend, Kirstin McMillan, animal whisperer extraordinaire, to learn how to be
a good an even better citizen.
It's a great life at Dog Club LA, where the pack starts the morning with a hike in the hills, then spends the day learning basic obedience commands while cruising the city, going to cafes and hotels and parks and malls, sitting and staying and saying a polite hello to strangers.
Walt's halfway through his visit with Kirsten and honestly? I can hardly stand how much I miss him. The Muffinhead agrees. Thankfully, I'm off to New Mexico and Colorado in a couple of days, which will make the time go faster. Lucky Maisie goes to stay with a neighbor, Sally, one of her favorite people on earth.
So here's Walt this afternoon, hanging with his new peeps. He's doing really well, Kirstin says, a very sweet and very smart (and really goofy) optimist.
I love it -- a good report card.