Thursday, September 17, 2015
Shadow settling in
One main change was getting a halter for Shadow for walking. Although Shadow is pulling on the normal lead - the main reason for trying this is because I want to go for walks with Shadow and Asher in a pram. And be able to go on my own, pushing the pram and leading Shadow. The trainer said she would even use a halter in that situation - even with a dog that never pulls. It just makes it so much safer. And Shadow adjusted to it really quickly. It fits really comfortably and does not restrict the dog's mouth at all. It just means that if they try and pull, their head goes down (as the lead is attached under their chin). So they just can't pull at all.
It's ended up working really well, as I have been able to get out for walks and not need to constantly be training Shadow to not pull. She just naturally walks along side the pram. The exact spot I want her walking.
Then it was off to dance and St John for the girls. So a rather busy Tuesday this week.
Wednesday 16th: Hannah found this dress and looked very "old fashioned" today. The hair style adding to the picture quite nicely.
Shadow playing with Asher today. I couldn't get a nice clear photo as the two of them were moving around so much.
I finally remembered to take a photo of this very special letter that we go. Ruth even made the envelope herself - creating the "window" with the address.
This letter had me in tears and then laughing.
I learnt afterwards that she just loves putting a PS on the bottom of the letter. So she wanted to add something. We just had such a laugh. At least when asked to write a thank you letter as a school assignment, she chose this to write. It is beautiful.
Asher having some cuddle time with Shadow.
Thursday 17th. Shadow keeping Asher company while she works on her puzzles.
And some extra excitement for Shadow today as she visited the Brownies. Ruth did this as part of her animal badge and enjoyed showing the girls all the tricks that Shadow can do. I should have brought her halter with though, as the girls would have liked to see it and be able to each take her for a little walk.