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.