It is 5.15 in the afternoon and once again the day has slipped away from me.
Maya got me up at 1.20 desperate to go out. We’d had an early night although she’d had a wee before we retired, but these things happen. Hubby was fast asleep on the sofa so was obviously comfortable as he didn’t stir, nor again at 5.30 when she got me up as usual. She did give me an extra half an hour or so after that so I was up and dressed by the time Hubby woke up which was just before 7.30. This is good for him as he has not been sleeping well for several months.
I took Maya for a walk so that he could get up in his own time and we decided after breakfast to have a field trip. I wanted some tins of pineapple and the cheapest locally is almost a pound, but I had a few other things to get so it was worth it.
The High Street was closed because there was a bike rally on, so this was something new for Maya and although she started when one or two decided to sound their horns, she wasn’t fazed by any of it. It took me back to when Maggie was a tiny pup and we’d gone down to the quay in Poole for Bike Night. There were some lovely machines there and Maggie stole the heart of one biker who offered to swap his Harley for her. He was tall, broad, bald, had body piercings and tattoos, but she took to him and he had a great character. His bike was great too, but I wouldn’t swap her.
Photo: Maggie as a pup in 2005, about 5 months old.
We ended up having a brunch in one of the cafes as they had some seating outside and we could sit quietly in a corner. This was a first for Maya as although we have had snacks outside Greggs or similar, this was the first time we’d had something with knives and forks out. She was actually pretty good, so of course got a bit of sausage and bacon as well as several admiring looks.
She wasn’t all that good on the lead though, but we went in to see our friend in the essential oils shop and she had another relaxing mix going. One very calm and relaxed dog was soon asleep on the floor.
When we got back, I put some washing on and that has dried outside.
I’ve just got back from a second walk with her and she was very good for me. We met up with a group of four and their bull dog, so they stayed by the wall while I walked in the road. Maya was ‘interested’ but at least she didn’t lunge. It took a couple of turns in the road to get her attention again but otherwise this was a good 9 walk .
Hopefully our trainer will be feeling better and dog class will be on as normal tomorrow. He’s off for a couple of weeks then so I’m hoping we can work on sit, stay and wait as she seems to have forgotten lately. With so many new puppies in the group, her attention is elsewhere, which I suppose is understandable.