Wednesday 10 January 2007
Marley's golden syrup ears are so SOFT. And he has the most delicate ginger eyelashes.
Things were going pretty well with his training until a pushy know-it-all neighbour butted in when Marley was with his proper owner (who I'll call L). She started trying to tell L he must be trained her way (old fashioned bullying way) and then grabbed at him to illustrate. He was freaked by this and started to strain and his collar came off. L was in a panic cause by now he was barking and straining and she had to hold him by the scruff of the neck and try to get him indoors away from pushy dog lady.
Unfortunately pushy dog lady wouldn't let it lie and came harassing at the door with info about her dog trainer and being really aggressive about it, which set him on a barking frenzy. Now he has become a barker when he hears sounds outside the house. It's SO frustrating cause it wasn't an issue before and now I''m having to put hours and hours of extra work in to make sure it doesn't become a set habit. If it did it would drive neighbours crazy as mobile homes are not that sound proof.
I have grabbed a moment to just quickly write this while he is chewing on his toy. It is THE best toy I have ever seen for a dog that likes to chew, I'll need to post a photo of it so everyone can get one. Not that it is indestructable, he's a good chewer, but it will last better than most and gives a lot of satisfaction.
I hope you are all doing well out there in blog land, esp. Miss P who I am missing enormously now that I'm home again. She's doing pretty well with her wound causing less problems than before. It will take a long time though and she's desparate to start dancing again. I wish I could speed things along for her. Love you Miss P.