Sunday, April 24, 2011
Here's our first picture of Kahlua, taken by my daughter. I think she used a camera phone! (Some of you saw this picture already, because I put it in my gallery yesterday.)
Kahlua -- or more formally, Madame Kahlua -- is walking better and better on the leash. Yesterday I bought her a second Easy Walk harness, since she chewed her first one. This morning's walk I had to urge her on and away from smells a couple times. The only time she really tugged was when a black cat crossed the road and sat under a tree looking at her.
The dog gets extra brownie points because I walk her on a short leash, try to get her to heel and walk nicely on my left side. My hubby, on the other hand, just wants to wear her out and walks her on a long leash, permitting her to explore more. Inconsistency is the bane of parenting children or training dogs, but I think she's learning two different styles just fine.
We left Kahlua in the back fenced yard with back porch access through doggie door for nearly 4 hours last eve while we went to the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert, a blend of classical music, rock, and dramatic lights/ lazers/ fire/ videos with singing and acting. It was the first time we'd left her alone since we adopted her 2 weeks ago. She did fine and was glad to see us return. As an aside, I enjoyed the concert, but it was long and sitting for 2 and half hours just doesn't appeal to me as much as it used to.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, active Easter Day!!