Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Run Ragged

After the barking had subsided after ten minutes last night, which felt like an hour, we had a peaceful night again.

This morning she's been on top form again, having performed her duties in the garden as required. She's been running around with her favourite toy in her mouth, whilst kicking her tennis ball along. We've also been for a walk - with me panting and sweating along behind. Within reason, I'm letting her find her feet this week rather than imposing heel work etc, there'll be plenty of time to start doing serious training when she's settled in.

She's getting better in the car, but we still need to do a lot of work on her fear of traffic. I'm currently imposing a 'no attention - I'm working on the computer' period, in preparation for going back to work at the beginning of October. I'm also going to start going out for a short period each day and increasing it slowly. I'm fortunate in that I will continue to work from home, but will need to go out each day for a few hours to see clients - so she needs to get used to this.

Of course, my going back to work is entirely dependant on not having been signed off through exhaustion beforehand.....


Flowerpot said...

Good idea about going out every day - I can remember being paranoid about leaving Moll at first and would run into town and back, convinced that something terrible would happen to her. She's absolutely fine now, of course, but there's nothing like a doggie welcome when you come home!

Linda Seid Frembes said...

That is so wonderful that Tilly is settling in with you. I'm glad that all is well and calm... you've been through enough that it's time to make some good memories again!

-Linda & Watson in the U.S.

Jasmine, BamBam & Eski said...

it's great to know tat Tilly is settling in so fast, and a very clever/obedient girl she is indeed! - the fact that rescue dogs tend to have 'hang-ups' - as you would call it.

running around with her toy and kicking the ball sounds really really funny - she must be enjoying herself!

Kerrio said...

10 Mins is not toooo bad (though it does feel like an eternity).

There is a time to read the riot act, but then I'm sure you'd know that!

She sounds like a fab girl.

fee said...

tilly is settling down extremely well indeed! we're sure she'll get over the traffic phobia in no time too. :)

we're happy for you both, no, you three!

fee & mom

schnozzles said...

When we play football in the garden Mollie often runs round with us, barking, with a tennis ball in her mouth!! :D

Good luck with the separation thing and the traffic! hugs Em & Mollie