A day in the life of Lola

28.2.17  Lola grabbed my dressing gown this morning.  It made me realise that she hardly ever bites my dressing gown any more.  Or even us – although Amelia gets annoyed when she goes for her legs as Amelia is usually in leggings so there is no loose material to grab and she often gets Amelia’s … Continue reading A day in the life of Lola

Going on a play date

21.2.17 Three months old and Lola had her first proper visit to someone else’s house yesterday.  And not just anyone’s.  It was Buddy’s house.  Buddy is the one year old Jack Russell that Lola met on Saturday and had so much fun with.  I was really interested to see how Lola would be outside her … Continue reading Going on a play date

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’

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