Treat Day

We went to the garden centre this morning and although couldn’t find what we were looking for, we treated ourselves to coffee/tea and cake, and Maya had a sausage roll.
She was made a fuss of by everyone: staff, customers and those in the restaurant area where a section is set to one side for dog owners.
There were quite a few other dogs there, and she did not bother with any of them…….. probably too intent on seeing what was likely to come her way and not want to miss anything.We are always saying that when we had Maggie, there were very few shepherds around, then when we lost her and decided to get another dog some months later, it was not as easy as we’d anticipated.
It was a year before we found Maya, and that was purely by chance as I was collecting some meds for our friend’s dog Kela (who passed away in January)
and the receptionist said she knew a few GSD breeders and would put my name forward.
I had two phone calls that afternoon, and the rest is history (I seem to be saying that a lot lately).

Now, it is not uncommon to be chatting with people who had shepherds, grew up with shepherds, had just lost one or had one or more at home. In fact, the day we brought Maya home, I saw our neighbour over the road walking his new puppy……… a shepherd, that they’d had a few weeks. She is younger than Maya by four or five weeks, and the difference between the two is quite remarkable.


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 Treat Day

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Maya seems friendly and a good companion to you.

  2. DA Whittam says:

    Dogs bring a companionship that Is hard to find elsewhere

  3. murisopsis says:

    Nice that everyone loves Maya! Here there are too many owners of large breeds who don’t socialize their dogs and don’t train them properly either – it is always wonderful to find one that is so well behaved!

    • We have always encouraged people to say Hi, be they old, young, kids, disabled, anyone who shows an interest. It’s good for Maya and it’s good for them too. The socialising with other dogs is a little different as most of the dogs around us are small (about the size of Maya’s head) so even though she’s a puppy, she doesn’t understand that she’s a BIG puppy, but where we can, we encourage introductions, and today she went nose to nose with an 8 month old cocker spaniel and they both wanted to play! Not a good idea in the middle of a shop doorway though! Later, some friends brought their two dogs up to the gate…….. a black GSD and a cockapoo. It was noses and paws through the fence, some joyous barking bu the black GSD but no aggression.

  4. glyn40wilton says:

    I remember you writing about your neighbours puppy not being as very well behaved as Maya, is that still the case?

    • It would appear so. She is a lovely dog, but pulls terribly on the lead and barks at every other dog she sees. They have spent a fortune on harnesses, collars and the like, but not much improvement. They cannot let her off at all as she won’t come back. It’s such a shame. We still have issues with Maya but she knows her place and is improving all the time.

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