Since our daughter went home, Swingle has been asserting herself in naughtiness and happiness, I can’t believe its still only three weeks. She’s done two mountain huts and had lunch there. Been sick in the car several times. Helped in the garden digging holes in the right and wrong place, eaten three pairs of my slippers, chewed through the cables of two lamps, made her self sick demolishing her first basket. Got us convinced she needs to be in the bedroom in the morning. Been with us on our first gardening job. Learnt how to get round us both and keep us in order, impoverished us in buying fixings for a fence to keep her safe in the garden. Dave has been struck with a lurgy so it is still not finished!
Her tummy has now settled with regular food and she’s nearly fine at night(!) She seems to be filling out, her ribs are not so prominent. We had peace until 6 a.m today, but that meant instead of settling for a bit longer after she had been out, it was playtime and trying to annoy us.
This was added to by her latest trick of belting up the lane- relatively car free but nevertheless, some. On Sunday she had discovered something disgusting in Christian’s garden and ran around me bolting it down before I could catch her- she knows I can’t run as fast as her, she’s quicksilver. So this morning she slipped through the fencing by the door and this time found a side of ribs that must have been laying around since barbeque time last summer. This time she blew it-running indoors with it and leaping on the sofa. I put it stright in the bin and gave her a treat. She’s been on the lead every time today, I’m gonna win that one.
But you can see the mischievousness there and gaiety, I cant be cross for long! She walks beautifully on the lead, and had an absolute ball when she met Shira- both of them hurtling around the field and rolling in a patch of snow with grins on their faces. Swingle does grin- her lips curl back when she runs, bearing her teeth.
Puppy classes are booked for April, her booster jab next week and seeing about a certain little operation. We have duty with Meals on Wheels this week, so the short time we leave her is good training for the future, today she didn’t panic mess or destroy anything in revenge. Lulling us, I think she may be forming a cunning plan….Today it rained and we went for a walk with Shira and her owner, much fun was had by all. I’m really looking forward to meeting more dog owners and walks in the mountains this summer.