Ritual humiliation aka puppy training

10.3.17  Last night was our second opportunity to find out what we’ve been doing wrong aka puppy class.  I was reprimanded for my poor choice in snacks once more, even though I’ve bought a whole variety of packets which all assure me how much my puppy will like them.  Unfortunately, when Lola has a choice … Continue reading Ritual humiliation aka puppy training

Good times, bad times

9.3.17 The amount of time since my last blog reflects how much things have settled down with Lola.  Well, on the whole.  I did have a heaven and hell experience two days ago. After the school drop off I usually sit outside a church by the school and read my Bible.  This is a lovely … Continue reading Good times, bad times

The joy of the ‘walk’

16.2.17 Walking has made a world of difference to Lola.  Possibly, walking combined with aging.  Lola is now over 12 weeks old and I can see lights going on in her brain.  She is trying really hard to understand what is required of her (except for when she is 'walking', better known as sniffing or … Continue reading The joy of the ‘walk’

First walk

7.2.17  It was First Walk day yesterday, the moment I’ve been waiting for since we got Lola.  The initial walk was more of an extended sniff.  Lola was particularly excited to come across her first lamppost.  I could practically see the neurons kicking off in her brain.  Unfortunately, instead of being worn out when she … Continue reading First walk

No going back

5.2.17  I’ve been having flashes of the love that I’ll feel for Lola.  They largely dissipated this morning at 5am (it is Sunday after all and I would dearly love to be in bed).  Having taken her out for her last garden visit at the early time of 9pm, as neither of us was feeling … Continue reading No going back

Frustrations and surprises

18.1.17  The most frustrating aspect of today was not Lola’s new-found love of digging up bulbs (just as we learn that bulbs are poisonous to dogs), or her ‘reluctance’ to have me hold her lead, assuming I pick just the right moment to put it on (reluctance being roughly translated as wild snarling and twisting … Continue reading Frustrations and surprises