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
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
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
3.3.17 Puppy training last night was a watershed moment. I think it was actually more about training us than training Lola. I felt a mixture of shame (I had to confess that I was using dog biscuits as treats, rather than chicken or ham) and pride (Lola didn’t bark once and was very well behaved). … Continue reading Training
19.2.17 Lola had an amazing day yesterday! It was a fairly calm morning for her, except that Amelia took her for a walk on her own along the road. I wouldn’t really have been keen for Amelia to go walking on her own without Lola, and I’m not too sure who I’m more worried about, … Continue reading Party time!
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’