Sunday, 29 August 2021

Half way there

 

The weather has turned out to be beautiful for the Bank Holiday weekend not that we're planning on going anywhere as the roads are too busy and too many visitors here. We sat in the garden yesterday afternoon after returning from the puppy socialisation class just enjoying the sunshine and I had the last bottle of cider bought over a month ago and that must have been the last time we had really decent weather when Tilly enjoyed being in the paddling pool. The peace was only shattered by a young seagull on the neighbour's roof with it's constant loud squawking calling for it's mother or food. I do resist the temptation to feed seagulls but I did feel sorry for this one all the same.

We're half way through the puppy training course now but only four pups were in our group yesterday. I know all the puppies names but not those of the owners although I have chatted to them while waiting our turn to go inside the hall. It was a good session and with so few there I got more of a one-to-one with the trainer. Tilly is very good at the wait command even when I walk away from her although she's still kept on her lead. The trainers were doing checks on the pups, all scanned for their microchips, dog tags checked, teeth and coats checked and Tilly is in good condition as she has been fully groomed and her coat is shiny and she's not over or under weight. I'd taken her grooming brush and favourite toy as requested last time but none of the pups were interested in playing with their favourite toys, too interested in what else was going on. The idea was to teach them to leave when told to and Tilly is not very good at doing that especially when she steals things she shouldn't and likes me to chase her around the house. I thought I'd show you Tilly's favourite toy only bought on Monday. It's a unicorn tugger  except it now has a missing tail and only one arm but just look at the back of it, tugged ad destroyed in just four days! Tilly is a lean, mean wrecking machine :)


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  1. Poor unicorn, whatever had it done to deserve that treatment :) Just a thought - though you've probably thought of it anyway - maybe you could get toys for Tilly from a charity shop, if they've only cost a few pence it won't matter if she destroys them. I don't know if that animal charity shop is still in Abergele but I got a great almost new cat carrier from there one year. I've now got a great image in my head of you chasing Tilly round the house - dare I ask who wins?? lol

    The weather has been lovely here, especially yesterday and I had a great day out. Not as good today as it clouded over and I cut my day short but it's lovely again now.

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    1. She has got absolutely loads of toys, many of them belonged to Annie and I never parted with them what with lockdown and everything else going on here. She loves tugging and I thought the unicorn would be ideal having two handles and it would save my hands from nips but Tilly had other ideas for the new unicorn toy :) She's odd that some toys don't get that treatment while others do. Tilly usually wins the chase, shreds all sorts of things she shouldn't.
      I just checked back on the blog and the last good weather was at the end of July! Nice to see the sunshine again.

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  2. Whoops, poor unicorn, though as she gets older it may not happen as much. Sounds like she is in good shape and coming along nicely with her classes. We never venture out on long weekends either, but of course at the moment we can't go anywhere anyway. Enjoy the best of your weather for as long as you can. Take care & hugs. BTW, thanks for the birthday wishes.

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    1. Tilly like to be on the go and sleeps less and less these days, she'll slow down as she gets older. She's doing well and she's a happy little pup. I hope your lockdown ends soon, sadly I can see we'll be paying for our current freedom before too long. I hope you had an enjoyable birthday Susan. Take care.

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  3. "Lean, mean, wrecking machine" - aw, thanks for a lovely giggle to start my day.

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    1. It suits Tilly to a tee. I'm glad it made you smile :)

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  4. I can't believe you're half way through the course already, though it's really a case of practicing what they teach you at home now. It sounds like she's doing well though, she's still very young and I'm sure she'll grow out of a lot of the puppy behaviour in time. We don't want them growing up too fast though.

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    1. We are practicing at home although the wait is a bit hit and miss, I think Tilly like s to race me. I like the puppy cuddles and playtime although I do have to keep a constant eye on what she's up to. Time goes so quickly, I can't believe we're half way through the course already.

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  5. From Ann via Bloglpvin'
    William was terrible at the home training part, so we held out little hope for the class sessions - guess what! ...he would do the things perfectly as though we had been totally 100% diligent in home training - haha...we never let on ;)

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    1. Tilly is much the same, she seems to do well in class but forgets it all when she's home. Perhaps they're trying to be teacher's pets :)

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  6. Poor unicorn! Those sharp puppy teeth are not to be underestimated. :)

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    1. She certainly has a love/hate relationship with that unicorn :)

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