Today is Monday 13th June

The day dawned lovely and sunny, but there was a chill on the air.
Our walk this morning was just after 8am so sadly we caught quite a few other dog walkers making it a little hard and a battle of wills at one stage. Eye contact is important when dog training (as confirmed to us yesterday) so Maya not only got told loudly to SIT when she was pulling hard, but I grabbed her face and brought it level to mine staring her right in the eye telling her she would behave. It worked………….. for two minutes.
Who? me?? I’m a good girl!!!
Anyway, we walked along the road down to the clubhouse then back up along the prom, keeping her on my right as suggested yesterday. She is brilliant walking down slopes, and things did improve, so you never know.
We met up with Kela and her owner walking round the block so joined them with Hubby taking Maya (on the right) and me his second stick. It worked out pretty well and we all had a cup of tea, the two dogs sharing the water bowl then lying down quietly each in their own space.

Hubby has done a repair on our gate as they have both dropped so it’s been difficult to line up the bolt to lock it. We have unwelcome visitors to the town again and dogs have been stolen from gardens, cars and from outside shops around this time in the past.

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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8 Responses to Today is Monday 13th June

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    People are stealing dogs? You must be concerned.

    • Very, especially now as there are a lot of new puppies on the block which are pedigree (GSDs like Maya and Sheba over the road, shih tzus, cockapoos, chihuahuas and cavapoos) all of which are desirables and as yet unspayed.
      They are all microchipped but that wouldn’t stop thieves breeding from them and then dumping them. The dog opposite (a male chihuahua cross and not a very nice little dog IMO!) is forever getting out and if it doesn’t go under the wheels of a car, someone could easily come along and simply ‘lift it’.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I hope Maya is microchipped or at least tattooed for identification!

    • Definitely microchipped and we have confirmed the number with our vet, plus the transfer of ownership with the microchip company and the Kennel Club.

  3. Lauren says:

    How sad that unwelcome visitors are stealing from your quiet neighborhood.

    • It’s not an unusual occurrence as well as people knocking on your door asking if you want any jobs doing or your drive tarmacked. Our neighbour got caught shortly after her husband died and within three days another person came along to say she needed to pay extra to have it sealed, saying he was the father of the guy who’d done it. She still had his number so rang him up and he denied it, saying his dad died years ago and she didn’t need it sealed. It turned out to be just a thin top coat of resin of some description and a coat of paint.
      Two years ago, two yorkie dogs were stolen from gardens in the next road, and we saw a couple of guys we didn’t know standing opposite houses we knew were currently unoccupied (one for sale which had already been broken into twice, the other where they’d gone on holiday, and came back to a break in at the back). We saw an unknown and unmarked transit van outside a neighbour’s house and knew she was away, so took the registration number. I told her about it when she came back but she said everything was OK. We know a lot of people here and are naturally observant on our walks.

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