Thursday, August 11, 2011
EVE 'SNAGS 3 OUT OF 10 DINNER ROLLS!!
I sensed Autumn's early stirrings this morning as cooler night air left a heavy dew on the morning grass. My favorite time of year is just beginning and soon I will be hearing one of my favorite nature sounds..... Crickets.
WE LOVE THE BEAUTY AND PEACEFUL AMBIENCE OF OUR 5 SEASONS MOBILE HOME PARK NEAR BAYFIELD ONTARIO:))
Another good night with Eve as she continues to comfortably fit right in with the Bunch. It's like she has always been here. We were soon out on the morning trail for another great start to the day. There must be a little Hound in her because she likes running with her nose to the ground tracking dozens of new scents, seemingly all at the same time and all in different directions. Resuming these morning walks has been good for all of us including little Cora. She doesn't like getting her paws wet in the dew laden grass but once we're on the forest path she is good to go and ready to rumble.
DOGGY RUNNING REALLY FAST:))
Eve has been crate trained but that is not our way of training so today began some changes. Eve has quickly become very affectionately focused on Kelly and I which told me we may have some problems with leaving her alone. Noticed that if one of us goes outside she will frantically run from window to window. To confirm my suspicions, Kelly and I climbed into the Jeep this morning and with Eve watching intently out the window we drove away. Of course we didn't go far and seconds later I dropped Kelly off at the corner. She walked back to the house tippy toeing up on the front porch to peek in the window to see what was going on. Just as I suspected.......there was something going on alright!!
It had only taken Kelly 2 minutes at the most to walk home and in that time Eve had pulled my laptop computer cushion off the top of a counter, snatched a bag of dinner rolls off the kitchen table plus devoured 3 out of 10 before Kelly could get in the door. A scolding was in order and I knew it was a situation we were going to be spending some time on, right quick. Kelly had some errands to do in Goderich so while she was gone Eve and I began working on her problem. We want her to have full run of the house or Motor Home just as Max and Checkers did when we are away for any length of time. With a bit of of positive effort and retraining she will be just fine. I remember Max was the same way as a pup.
I THINK WE HAVE A HOUSE SOMEWHERE IN THAT JUNGLE
This afternoon was basically a repeat of the day before as Eve and I headed out on the forest path again for more trail maintenance. Not as many bugs in the forest with the slightly cooler weather. Soon there will be no pesky bugs at all. Eve stays close and we keep a close eye on each other at all times. I did find out that she does not like water. There is a stream in the forest so I figured Eve might want a drink. Within about 6 feet of the shallow creek she stopped and would not go any further. It was obvious she was very fearful of the water. Good thing we own an RV and not a sailboat. She is such a sweet girl. I have been doing some leash training with her as well and she is doing great with that.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: Eve is the main focus of our lives and attention right now so my posts photos over the next little while may be a bit doggy oriented. And, in case anyone was wondering, Eve came to us with the name, Eve. But, you all know what I am like with nicknames:))
CANADA GEESE ON THE MORNING POND
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Doggy Dictionary
LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.
DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.
DROOL: A liquid which, when combined with sad eyes, forces humans to give you their food. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and get the drool on the human.
SNIFF: A social custom used to greet other dogs, similar to the human exchange of business cards.
GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.
BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards. The person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.
DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person wants them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.
THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.
WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrappers. It is important to evenly distribute its contents throughout the house before your person comes home.
BATH : If you find something especially good to roll in, humans get jealous, and they use this degrading form of torture to get even. Be sure to shake only when next to a person or a piece of furniture.
LEAN: Every good dog's response to the command "sit!," especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.
BUMP: The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.
GOOSE BUMP: A maneuver to use as a last resort when the regular bump doesn't get the attention you require ... especially effective when combined with the sniff. See above.
CHILDREN: Short humans of optimal petting height. Standing close to one assures some good petting. When running, they are good to chase. If they fall down, they are comfortable to sit on.
LOVE: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return.
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