Poor Isis has had a worrying time over the last two days as the pesky sun has been both very bright and low in the sky. The freaky shadows make her wince and cower down close to the ground.
Yesterday evening there was also a strong wind. She stared up at the trees in horror and barked fiercely at a very tall, menacing flower container. After a bit of frog marching and a huge amount of cajoling, she had quite a good walk.
This morning, bright, low sun again. She pottered around the shrubbery but didn’t want to move on from there so I let her lead me back to the car. As soon as I opened the driver’s door so that I could release the catch on the back door, she hopped straight into the passenger seat and settled there quite comfortably.
I had to move her, of course, but I tried to be very tactful.
Isis is a resilient little animal in many ways but I think it is best not to push her to go further than she feels happy about. I don’t want diminish her enjoyment of her walks.
I have now sewn a lining into her mesh Doggles and am putting them on her at home for a few minutes each evening.
I hope she’ll get used to them. It would be brilliant if they could help her with the shadow terror.
On a happier note, here is Wilda again. This time she is wearing a different selection from her wardrobe.
As Gra. kindly pointed out, there is also an image of Conchobhar standing on Wilda’s head. Yes, I know Gra., but the little blighters won’t stand still and I just want to convey their size difference.
Conchobhar is very tolerant of small dogs, even minute puppies who all seem to like planting their tiny front paws on his nose.
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 email@example.com or www.dogwatchuk.com