The contract kicks in, usefully

16.4.17  We finally went for our first proper family walk with Lola today.  She absolutely loved it!  At least, she hardly stopped trotting along, tail held high, the whole time.  She paused only to try a bit of horse manure and lick dust (I do wonder whether our Royal Canin diet is fulfilling all her … Continue reading The contract kicks in, usefully

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Lola the adolescent

4.4.17  Something has shifted on the Lola axis.  Yesterday Lola ratcheted up the naughtiness but she also tugged on our heart strings.  One minute Andy was telling her off severely, the next he was playing her favourite tickling game in a bid to cheer her up.  It was the first time I had felt really … Continue reading Lola the adolescent

Pushing the boundaries

24.3.17  Slightly disappointingly, Lola is no longer afraid of footballs.  In fact, she has gone from being afraid of footballs to ruining football games in one fell swoop.  Two days ago she started playing with the old, deflated football we had left out for her to get used to, so Charlie and I started kicking … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries

Snack snobbery

13.3.17  Lola is a snack snob.  This realisation dawned on me today after having spent a couple of sessions trying to drag (sorry, walk) her to and from school.  I could sense how much our trainer would have disapproved if she’d seen me and I’m not sure I will confess to her on Thursday night … Continue reading Snack snobbery

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

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