Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.
Wednesday August 21st 2018
Yes, I really am writing about the same dog.
Isis, bless her grubby little cotton socks, has been amazing these past two weeks.
Her last walk was three weeks ago today but she has been contented to spend time in the garden with balls or snakes. She seems happy to come inside in the evening when I fetch her, and snoozes, quietly for the most part, after her dinner.
She has been very good at night, except when I’ve fallen asleep with her on the day bed and not woken until three or four in the morning: she’s fine with the bed sharing but not happy when I go to bed upstairs the following night!
Once or twice she’s become very excited and waggy when I’ve opened the front door. She’s anticipated a walk, but has been completely accepting when I’ve closed it again and she knows she’s not getting one.
She relinquishes my place on the day bed when I ‘ask’ for it, with not so much as a sotto voce growl, let alone the hysterical rage which used to ensue from such a request.
My shoulder has been much less painful yesterday and today and I’m planning to take her on a road walk tomorrow to give her something more interesting to sniff.
Thank you for being so good, little podengo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.co.uk