Today is Friday 29th May

Hard to believe another month is almost over and June starts on Monday…………..
and with it a few more changes as the lockdown is eased, schools are set to re-open (I’m with the teachers and think it’s too early) and people hopefully can go back to work.

Up with the lark, well sort of, this morning as we had the Plan B curtain to return for a refund and wanted to beat the crowds. Maggie had actually gone through the night until 6am, so I was well pleased and got a few hours uninterrupted sleep.
A definite improvement and relief all round.

We stopped off at the picnic area to give her a potty break en route and a lady was training her 16 month old border collie for obedience and agility while her friend filmed them.
I could have watched her all morning as both she and the dog were having fun, lots of praise and rewards, and she had him doing everything she wanted. He was so intent on her and what they were doing he wasn’t interested in other people or other dogs, he was that focused. Damn impressive and IMO the sign of a good trainer.

We changed the curtain with no problem and in that particular style they don’t do a longer one. So it was up to another shop and they had new stock of exactly what we have at the door already, so it was an easy replacement job. We’re keeping the screen we’ve just taken down as should the green mesh on the greenhouse screen fail, we can replace it with that which will be more robust. For the moment though, it ain’t broke, so we’re not fixing it.

The supermarkets had queues of at least 30 people when we were coming home, so I’m glad we’d already done our shopping for the next week or so. All being well we shouldn’t have to go again for a while, which will give things time to settle down a little after the excitement and frantic bustle that is bound to occur as different stores open for the first time since the lockdown. We want to avoid that completely.
Of course it means that visitors will flock to our town as things open, so again we will be avoiding crowds, especially of people we don’t know.

Hope you are all having a good day. Take care.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Today is Friday 29th May

  1. I feel if you can’t take 15 minutes a day to train your dog to the simple basic commands you have no business owning a dog. The basic commends are come, sit, no, off and down. Normal actions of a pup are often consider “cute”. A wards with treats and praise are better than scolding when dog chews off something. Your lady was probably training for show.

    • I asked her and she said no, only for obedience and agility, so that could be part of a local show perhaps. The dog was enjoying himself and it was wonderful to watch.
      Hubby did most of the training with Maggie. Her recall was instant, and we definitely had the edge on those who had spent a fortune on classes and their dog totally ignored them. We just said ‘Maggie, here,’ and she came, sat and waited. She remembers the hand signals too that we used for distance, which is great now that she’s losing her hearing, but not so good as her sight is going too now, so at night we wear Hi-vis jackets so that she can see us to respond.

      • A agility is part of shows a trend now as is clicker training. I started with Kato and for health reasons but he remember to react when I click, it meant a treat to him. Do a internet search for clicker training to find out more about it.

      • Thanks Bettylouise. We looked into it when Maggie was a pup. It was a good tool for a lot of people we knew.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Take care Di💜🌹

  3. murisopsis says:

    So glad the exchange/return went quickly and that Maggie is doing better. We went to a store today and were shocked to find we were the only people wearing masks. We vowed not to go back to that store for a very long time!!

    • There are notices up on some shop doors now that you are not allowed in without wearing one. That makes me feel a little better now that people are more mobile (but not much!)

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