The day started at 5am with Maya wanting to go out………. to smell the flowers (grrr!).
This did not bode well, but she went out again at 5.30 and did the business. I got her breakfast, had a wash and got dressed, played a little bit in the garden as Hubby was asleep in the lounge following a disturbed night, then took her for a walk just after 6.
I did the shop route in reverse, seeing just three people as I approached the shop, and Maya was really good for me. It was a lovely and relaxing walk…………. until we saw the rabbits. I counted ten, but she saw a few more and strained on the lead to chase. I kept going and eventually she settled back down again and I was home at 6.45. Hubby was awake, so we had breakfast together.
We were late setting off to class today as we found a nasty inflamed place under Maya’s armpit when we were grooming her. We cleaned it and used the soothing tea tree and lavender cream we have which has been helping enormously in general, but this needed to be seen so we made an appointment online to see the vet on Wednesday. We shall have to give that class a miss this week.
However, today’s was very positive and we got some more pointers on how to address her pulling and willfulness. We cannot let her get the upper hand so have to stamp on it and hard, though neither of us are happy about having to force our own will on her when we’re out in the street.
There was a runabout after class though and she had a whale of a time, running off a lot of her energy.
I dropped Hubby and Maya off by the park then came home to get dinner. Hubby said it was a 12 out of 10 walk, the extra points for her not reacting AT ALL when a small dog came charging out of the beach huts yapping furiously. Maya apparently just stood there as if to say ‘So?’
The dog continued to yap, but there were getting less and less frequent when it realised she wasn’t going to respond, and then it was nose to nose and polite. The owners were stunned at how calm she was. No doubt Hubby was too, and describes her sometimes as a marshmallow with paws.
Photos May 2022.
Keep safe everyone.