Today is Wednesday 30th March

It’s a miserable day here, so there will be no grass cutting done as hoped.
It’s been a mixed bag of a day so far, but the good news is that our friend had a good night and feels fine this morning now that she’s back at home.

Maya went through until just before 5.30 this morning which was the second night of not having to get up around 2am. I think it helped that we retired later than usual, around 11 which was still only 10 o’clock previous clock change, and she had wee’d and poo’d before bed.

We had showers this morning and although we’d usually close the door, we let Maya in the bathroom with us. She watched in fascination as I showered and even sniffed my hands when offered and were dripping wet, but she was still wary of the shower head when I rinsed the bath. Hubby reassured her all the while, then he had his.
We don’t intend to try her in there again, but didn’t want her to be afraid of water. It will be interesting when we take her down to the beach as I may well be expected to paddle.
I haven’t done that for over 30 years!!

In total contrast, our walk this morning was HELL. We were doing OK when we set off, but then met up with our neighbour and Sheba. After that, it was a fight for her attention and our control all the way. Both of us were frazzled and stressed when we got home as well as all three of us being soaked thanks to that horrible drizzly rain that started to change in density half way en route.
Hubby has since been out and got a short lead which hopefully will convince her who is taking who. It’s a pity because one on one we do OK provided there are no distractions. Seems we will have to take it in turns to walk her rather than together for now. The leads we have cut into my hands when I loop them to shorten them.
He has also bought her a mat for the lounge. The first bed we bought (which has completely flattened) has been emptied of what looks like kapok and we are using the cover to make a removable one for her new bed which she’s slept on twice now and both times has gone through the night (almost). It could be due to the shape, which is like a lilo, and so she can snuggle in as the edges are higher.

Keep safe and take care everyone.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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2 Responses to Today is Wednesday 30th March

  1. murisopsis says:

    Had to look up kapok fiber – I think that will be on the list for the next pet we get! So glad she is sleeping longer. Sounds like the shorter lead may be the ticket…

    • The bed was quite fat when we got it, but after just a few weeks, it had no volume. The last one we bought from there had shredded duvet in it which is what we thought would be the case here, but it looked like Kapok which is quite popular as bedding for small pets like hamsters and rats apparently.
      The shorter lead was great this morning. Hubby is going to test drive it this afternoon.

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