Thursday, March 28, 2013
Well...ahem....IU is in the Sweet 16, playing tonight and whaddya know....no one told them they need to play BALL!!!!!! They were getting the snot beat out of them by Syracuse. They finally WOKE up just before half time, but geez.....it got real ugly!!! I'm sure not in a betting mood tonight. We'll see how this debacle shakes out..... Will report tomorrow for those of you who don't know what Hoosier Hysteria is all about.
The calf injury still hurts, could barely walk when I first got out of bed this morning, but as I walked on it more, it got better. I think it's going to take a few days before the swelling & pain to the touch goes away. It's better than it was yesterday though and Jetta & I did do a lot of cardio walking/hiking today. Including the big hill & several circuits in the woods, going way back, off the main trail into the more rugged terrain.
As for Jetta hitting my calf with her head as hard as possible and really hurting me....well, any dog trainer worth his/her salt will confirm that the primary, number one rule of dog training is: NEVER, EVER HIT THE DOG. There is never any justification for striking a dog - ever. The hand is for praise ONLY. It is definitely true that dog training demands self-control and patience at all times. Moreover, it requires careful planning & forethought and an understanding of canine psychology and pack behavior. When dog abuse is observed, the person is only in a reaction mode and has no logical training plan. Sadly, we've all seen this kind of display Wallahalla - during my many years as a professional trainer I saw it far too often. I carefully & tactfully stopped the people who tended to do this and showed them that there is a far better, more humane, insightful & successful way to approach dog training. Every one of them amended their ways. All happy endings.
This is funny....but my lifetime dog injuries are NOTHING compared to the injuries horses have inflicted on me!! Oh my!!! Let's just say my spleen is missing and the reason is equine! I always reasoned that at least dogs couldn't KILL me, but horses could do that in the blink of an eye and nearly did. I still loved them for over 20 years while I had them.
The weather was really great today. It's supposed to be even nicer tomorrow. It was so nice to be out in the sun without a coat!!
Hope your Thursday was wonderful and hope you got out to enjoy this weather that has been so overdue. A big thanks for stopping by today if you had time.