I pass by the place every morning on my way home from work, so yesterday, I decided to call and check it out and it's only $15 for half a day. We all took a ride over and after touring the campus, Ziggy decided that he wanted to enroll, it was definitely what he's looking for in an educational environment. They feature 1.5 acres of open space, (fenced in of course) lots of toys and many, many dogs to play with. They also breed cats, the cats were visible in pens and Ziggy practiced his pointing as soon as he saw them. I guess he doesn't yet know the difference between a cat and a mallard...good thing he's not really going to be a hunting dog. After taking the appropriate placement exams and having his transcripts faxed over, he was good to go. I dropped him off this morning at 6:30 and he was a little nervous, scared that he wouldn't make friends, that he'd be the only one who's not yet "fixed" or most of all, scared that he'd miss his Momma. He overcame his fears and quickly made friends with Abby a little Yorkie who also attends the day care. After that, it was off to work for me.
I went to work and home again, feeling a little sad as I drove past on the way home. I went back to pick him up at 12:45 after dropping The Son off at his pre-school at the Y. He was very happy to see me and the people at the day care said he had a good day but is still adjusting. I don't know exactly what that means and Ziggy doesn't seem to want to talk about it. I noticed that he also made friends with Hank, a spunky Boston Terrier. I hope he's not a bad influence though, you know how those Massachusetts boys can be. ;) I plan on taking him once or twice a week so that he can really run, socialize and just so that he can play with other dogs. All in all, I think it was good for him. He's still hasn't declared a major and there's been some talk of pledging a fraternity...I think he mentioned Delta Omicron Gamma but that all remains to be seen. I'll keep you posted.