Had this very funny update for Daisy and Harry from Laura today. Laura had Daisy as a puppy last year from our first ever litter of Brittany/Cavalier puppies and recently took on her litter brother, Harry as he had come back to me to be re-homed (through no fault of his own).
I emailed Laura back,
hope you saw the funny side of it. It made me smile. I don't think they like the carpet either. The bit of wall I see is plaster board. They really do love plaster board. Over the years we have had the occasional hole occur. They love it especially before it has been plastered over. There must be something in the paper they like the taste of. Once they break through a hole it reverts to hunting instinct and the potential of a mouse or rat in this type of hole takes over. Easily repaired though, just move the filing cabinet a bit to the side.
I hope they are behaving themselves otherwise.
And then received this lovely reply,
"We definitely saw the funny side! They looked so pleased with themselves! We ended up moving the filing cabinet over, which reminded me of shuffling furniture around to cover crayon on the walls when the girls were younger.
Apart from their destructive tendencies, they are both doing fine. I think Harry properly feels at home now and has relaxed and come out of his shell. I don't get the sense anymore that he's waiting to see where he is going to end up next - he sees this as home and us as his family, which is a lovely feeling. I'm now trying to carve out some time to spend with each dog by individually, as they are very focused on each other. It means double the walks some days, which is no bad thing with my training! Thanks again for your generous donation by the way.
I hope you are all well and I look forward to hearing about the impending litter via the blog."
I love Laura's reply, because she is excepting dogs will be dogs and she's enjoying that fact and embracing it. Dogs are a two way street and you can both learn a lot from each other. Thanks for your support Laura. Laura is doing a Moon walk in May which is raising money for research and treatment for breast cancer, so if you are feeling generous, her donation page can be found here http://wtwalk.org/moonwalklondon2016/laura-63
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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