a calmer day



The walk we have this morning is the walk every dog should have every day.

Isis gets up. Before we step into the garden I clip on her lead. Back inside we exit through the front door and I pop her straight into the car. No growling. No spinning.

We walk with ‘the pack’. She queues up for treats with Rufus and Nancy, sniffs Conchobhar and is stroked by Be. and Gr. Then we go free range, trotting, running,  sniffing. When we return to the car, Isis isn’t keen to end her walk so off we go again following smells.

Tonight she even does a nose-to-nose greeting with a gentle lady greyhound whom she has not met before.

She endures two foot bathings in Hibiscrub, and although, as usual, she growls ferociously throughout and kicks the bowl over, she doesn’t attack her foot.

There have been one or two brief and half-hearted foot threats but no biting.

And after four training sessions she now sits for a count of ten!






Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact kerry@aeza.org or  www.dogwatchuk.com

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2 Responses to a calmer day

  1. jan gragg says:

    Your doing a brill job Pat, and Isis is looking great, I think Kerry told you we are fostering Lulu she has to be related to Isis they are like twins. The only difference is Lulu’s ears don’t stand up. Plus she was rescued from a boar trap and had to have her leg removed, but hey she’s coping great, improving all the time. Love reading your posts Isis is a special girl. Keep up the good work. Jan.


  2. Good to hear from you Jan and thank you for your generous comments. Yes, Lulu is very like Isis. I was amazed to see Lulu’s eyes. I didn’t know that seeing dogs could have eyes that kind of blue. I think Isis’s eyes would be exactly like that if she were sighted. Pat


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