Today is Sunday 21st August

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.

Photos: May left and right April. Butter wouldn’t melt…………..

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.


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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9 Responses to Today is Sunday 21st August

  1. Nancy Richy says:

    Marshmallow with paws! I’ll have that image in my head all day! As I mentioned previously, the mister and I are cat people, always have been. Our sons married women who are dog lovers so over the past 15 years we have learned a good deal about dogs. I’ve thought about rescuing a pit bull pup, the ones that stay small, but we’re dragging our feet. I wish our eldest son and his wife did not get a St Bernard last year. (I think they’re beginning to feel the same way lol). She’s a beautiful dog but she’s huge; it’s like drooling cattle running around the house and makes visiting a hassle. Enjoy reading about Maya and hope the inflammation under her arm is easily remedied. 🤞🏼🐶

    • Thanks Nancy. We have some tea tree and lavender cream which has worked well on other irritations and has certainly helped.
      Are you thinking about a staffordshire bull terrier? Most I’ve come across are sweethearts, but I personally would not consider a pit bull….. not a family pet IMO.

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Got to say it, marshmellow with paws is going to stay with me forever

  3. Carol anne says:

    A marshmallow with paws, I love it! Hope the sore spot heals up soon! X

  4. Omf she is precious! And an old soul, right? Dogs just melt my heart ❤️

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