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

Annoying Behaviours

2.2.17 I think I can say we’ve had a better day.  I’m not sure why I think that as we’ve had the full range of Annoying Behaviours (AB).  In fact, Lola has been concentrating on developing a new AB which involves running away from me with some illicit item she has picked up.  We have … Continue reading Annoying Behaviours

Lola does have some good points

1.2.17 As I stood in the garden in the mizzle for the umpteenth time, in the dark, watching Lola lying nonchalantly on the wet grass, chewing away, rather than getting on with visiting ‘Lola’s corner’ to do her stuff, I reflected that I really need to think more positively about this whole Lola puppy business.  … Continue reading Lola does have some good points

Maximum Frustration for Minimum Return

28.1.17  We have reached a point of Maximum Frustration for Minimum Return (MFMR).  Lola is finding ways of being annoying which are practically driving me to tears before I have really developed that deep affection for her which might make me think it was all worth it. This is not unexpected, but it is unwelcome.  … Continue reading Maximum Frustration for Minimum Return