How One Change can Make Things So Different
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Most of you who know me, know I am very good at focusing on all the negative stuff around me. Since we got Summer, I don't. I love the feeling of a new life in the house that is all full of energy and always happy.
She is "my" dog. She follows wherever I go and, in some ways, she gives me a purpose aside from work. My husband and I took her to her manners class and I ended up being the one who worked with her. I work with her every night at home and, during the day, we work on walking on loose leash. My husband says it is too much work. I like having the focus.
I just got the feeling I could trust her. This evening, I took her out in the back without her leash and I did not hook her up. We worked on it for a bit like we have everything else with a clicker and treats. Then we worked on her fetching her ball. Smart dog. She would get her ball, bring it back and drop it to get her treat even when we weren't working on that.
She has been super with the cats and just ignores them now. To think, once again, the thought of getting another dog put me in a panic. I think it was the best thing we did. I am not in any way minimizing Sydney, but I am so happy we got Summer before we lost Syd.
I also went to the barn today and rode JC. He was such a good boy. I was really tempted to take him outside, but riding on the uneven turf in the fields really hurts my back and I'm not ready to go that far yet until I find out if I need the 3rd epidural.
It was a very nice day and things are going so well. We will know on Tuesday if my son got the job ;)