My dog is driving me crazy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have an old dog. Her name is Spanky - she is beautiful. She is a red lab and chow mix with amber eyes. I have had her since I was single. She was a great watch dog while she felt like she was responsible for the safety of our little pack, but since I have gotten married, she recognizes Ian as the pack leader and has abdicated her watch dog role to him.

Any way, she loves to go for walks. While my bonus daughter was here, she took her on walks twice a day. And Spanky was ecstatic. She LOVES walks. So, while Ian has been out of town, I have been taking her for walks. As soon as she sees me come in from work, she is ready to go for her walk and she wants it RIGHT THEN. Well it is snowing today in Texas. It happens a day or two most years as a light sprinkle. Today we have snow!!! It has been snowing since early this morning. A solid cover and it has been heavy enough that tree limbs are breaking. We do not normally have this kind of snow. I am not prepared for this kind of snow. I do not own boots. I don't have a water repellant warm coat. I am just not ready for a walk outside in snow that is about 6-8 inches deep.

My dog does not understand that I cannot take her for a walk. She keeps on coming and getting me and leading me to where her leash hangs. I tell her "NO." Which she does not hear because she is deaf. I go and sit back down. And a few minutes later, she does it again.

She wants her walk. She thinks that I do not understand that she wants her walk so she keeps on telling me loudly and clearly SHE WANTS HER WALK.

The good news is that she has been able to talk me into taking her for a walk even when I do not feel like walking for me, I feel like walking for her. And that is a good thing.
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    Love the retractable leash ides. It turned out that I had to walk out to the car because I forgot my cell phone. I guess i was so concentrating on my footing that I did not get the door closed all of the way and she ran out behind me. When I opened the car door to get the cell phone, she jumped in the car. I kept the door open so she could come out when she wanted to --- I got tired and cold so I went back in. She eventually went on her own walk around the neighborhood. And stayed out for about 4 hours. i was afraid to go to sleep with her still outside. So I stayed up ... waiting for my dog to get in from her date!
    3353 days ago
    AAAHHHHH...well, if you can't go outside, maybe you could put her on the leash and walk her around inside the house?? I know that it isn't the same but,....

    Thank God that we have a fenced yard and I just open the door and let mine out....problem is that when it is raining (we live in central Florida) they will go out and not want to come back in or they don't want to go out at just can't figure them out sometimes.....good luck....

    Hey, I know, maybe you could put her on one of those retractable leashes, open the door and just let her go out and you stay in????? Just a thought.... emoticon emoticon
    3353 days ago
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