Our day started around 4.30 to let Maya out, but we were able to go back to sleep for another hour and a half so it wasn’t too bad. Delaying her final meal may well be the answer to these early morning wake up calls. I still maintain though that I’d rather she disturbed us than have an accident in the house as after day 3 here, she has been brilliant in that department.
Hubby took her for a walk after breakfast and she was great for him, sitting down at the kerb or to wait while he chatted to someone. She even watched another dog walk past on the other side of the road without issue. This was the same dog that she lunged after to play a week or so ago wrenching my back in the process.
We both played with her in the garden afterwards and the stick escaped within an inch of its life.
My feet continue to play me up but I rubbed in some of the cream I use for my hands and that seems to have helped. I went round to walk Kela wearing my new trainers and that too has taken some of the pressure off as they have shaped insoles which support my arches. I only went round the block to post a letter of complaint and they don’t feel too bad. Kela gave me a lovely welcome and enjoyed the walk too, which was at her pace.
We have an appointment at the vet’s this afternoon for Maya to have her next wormer and flea treatment. This is a monthly thing until she’s 6 months old, then every three months. Hopefully this will only be for the first year and then we can have a six month supply at a time to administer at home. As it’s all based on weight at this stage, we will also see how much she has gained since last month. We are thinking 2kg a month for her breed would be about right. I have also asked for her nails to be clipped. Somehow I don’t think it will be done like this though!
The meters have been read and we are right where we should be with a lower gas consumption due to not running the heating. Our last bill showed us still to be in credit and I wish we had the option of not having this ridiculous repayable £200 loan from the government to help with ‘the energy crisis’. It will be clawed back at £40 per annum for the next five years, even if you never had it in the first place should you not be a homeowner at the time of issue.
IMO the Government should not only slap a windfall tax on the energy companies who admit they have recorded much higher profits than anticipated, but insist that a cap on price charges be reapplied at only 10% of what it was, not 54% as they have done and the one pending for October scrapped. It makes much more sense to stop the price hikes at source rather than expect low income families to jump through hoops to apply for new benefits that most will probably not be eligible for because of some lowlife condition about savings, income, house type or if you have curtains or blinds at the windows.
Seems we might be in for a cold spell as the sun is absent from the sky and it is very dull here. The wind has dropped a little, but it’s still chilly enough to wear a coat.
Have a good day and keep safe everyone.
Oh that wrenching of back/shoulders is something we worry about. Takes longer for that hurt to go away these days.
What a beautiful dog – and she’s making such good progress. We love German Shepherds.
All this energy thing is a concern – and affects everything. A bit infuriating to us all.
Take care and enjoy the dog trotting.
Thanks Phil. We keep forgetting she’s still a puppy and expect too much of her because of her size. Also we were spoilt with Maggie who we had from a pup in 2005. Maya’s temperament is lovely, she is just wanting to be playful, so we are trying to compensate by playing with her in the garden. She is turning out to be a beauty.
Very good news on the house training front and even her calming down while out!! I’m with you on the cost of energy. The companies here are raking in the money hand over fist and it seems no one has the power or the will to stop them!! We are fortunate that our bills have been lower than usual since this winter was cold but not as cold as usual!
We are currently on a fixed tariff until October 2023 which was arranged before the silliness started. I dread to think what our bills will be after that and we are well below average users.
She’s looks so cooperative in the photos, Di – a lovely sign of manners to come!
Hope so. We think she’s lovely
My son’s German Shepherd has matured into a beautifully natured girl.
Maya is good tempered and growing into a beautiful girl too.