By Nephew K:

Today McBaine learned how to “break.”  (“Break” is learning how to come out of a sitting position.)  And he had a tennis ball to play with.  As for Rosie the cat, he is getting used to him.

By Nephew X:

He learned lots of new things and I hope he will be a very good search and rescue dog.

It’s me again.  The trainers at the Working Dog Center are doing amazing things.  They told me that they tried McBaine out on the “balance beam” which has metal rungs bolted to it (think of the handles on a gymnast’s pommel horse), which the dogs are supposed to step over.  Little McBaine got to the first rung, and it was too tall for his little paws.  He was just too little to make it over the rung.  So… after a moment of thought, he crouched down and wiggled UNDER the rung!  What a great problem solver!  Pretty soon, he’ll be crouching like Socks:

For now, his primary job is to get stronger, learn to obey his trainers, and PLAY.