It’s Sunday afternoon, 12th June

It has been a great day so far. Maya had a lot of fun with the garden hose this morning as we were watering the veg plots, watching in fascination, then getting sprinkled, barking at it and finally trying to bite the spray, as all dogs do. She ended up running through it having a great time. This of course meant any training before class was a non starter.
There were only three of us at class today, Micky the shih tzu, a rescue chocolate lab (first outing) and us. The lab is twitchy around other dogs, so it was interesting when our trainer told her owner and I to swap dogs. Maya walked lovely for her (the chicken treats in her pocket definitely helped) and I had no trouble with the lab, that was until the other dogs got too close to it and it lunged. I got it under control though.
The lesson continued with anticipating scenarios and how to prevent them, which was something that always worries me when we’re on our walks and there are dogs coming towards us we don’t know. My anxiety is then transmitted to Maya which doesn’t help.
I had a lot of one to one tuition again today, but the others were included in it so it was very positive. No run offs after class today, but we ended on a positive note in that I walked Maya a few paces, stopped, told her to sit, and she was facing the right way in the right place close to my leg.
When we got home, I walked her round the block to put into practice what we had been working on today and she was brilliant for me.
Photo 24th May

On the way home, I treated myself to a wok when I went in to get the onions we didn’t get yesterday. I had one before and loved it, but cooking on electric rings was never the same. Today’s meal was a throw together, literally, of left over potatoes from yesterday’s corned beef hash, a carrot sliced into batons, mushrooms, a chopped onion, a handful of peppers and the pack of cooked chicken I’d bought for Maya’s treats today and our dinner. I made up a sauce using cornflour, ginger, sugar, soy sauce and a stock cube, adding some sliced pineapple fingers that were reduced to 16p. I served it with rice and it was really tasty.

Hope you’re all having a good day. Take care and keep safe 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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15 Responses to It’s Sunday afternoon, 12th June

  1. What a lovely day! You’ve reminded me how much I loved my wok, when I had one. I’d do stir fry and didn’t have half the trouble I do with fried food, as one can use a variety of oils (flavored) and I could make a small amount of a base (without onions in other words 😄) and then throw those things in for hubby, as well as red pepper (which also disagrees with me). Your sweet and sour chicken sounds delicious! What a good girl is your Maya, and so beautiful! I’m glad things are working out so well with her! 🙂

  2. Steve Tanham says:

    You’ve reawakened my interest in woks, Di!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    That does sound like a good day, play, training and a tasty dinner excellent 💜

  4. Astrid says:

    It certainly sounds like an awesome day. I am sure Maya enjoyed it as much as you did. Oh and you’ve got me interested in a wok too.

  5. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful that Maya is head of the class (and makes you a star too)! I have a wok that I should use more often. Perhaps that’s what I’ll do next week as I’m planning Singapore Noodles with prawns… I’m wondering if a little pineapple would give it some extra zing?

  6. Woks are an amazing invention, cooking in them is so quick and healthy! Maya is turning into a beautiful young lady, Di…

  7. Nope, Not Pam says:

    It sounds like the classes are really paying off. It must be so rewarding to see Maya’s progress

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