Aack! It has been three months since I’ve updated this blog, and Rocket has been learning a lot of new skills. He has graduated from Working Wonders class, and we’re now in a transitional class called “Almost Big Dogs, ” getting ready to join Big Dog Class sometime this fall. I intend to take some time to film Rocket practicing some of these new skills, but in order to put at least something on the blog right now, I decided to add a variable to his retrieving practice today – I think he likes it. In fact, he’s out in the pool right now as I write.