March 7th 2008 12:21 pm
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My owner’s been trying some different things and the last walk we took I did really great on! It was a while ago though, and we haven’t been on another since (he says that’s his fault), but he keeps insisting he’ll start walking me more -- he says he’ll be sure to do it tonight. He’ll use the same techniques he used on the last walk and see if they work again; we’re both hoping they do because that means we can work up to longer walks without having to take another dog along.
On the same note (kind of), my owner’s also insisting that I get used to the clicker he bought. He’s trying to keep it muffled and clicking without muffling when he feels it might work, I’m still not entirely used to it, but I’m getting better around it. He checked out a new pet supply store and found some treats there that he bought -- he’s hoping those will taste good enough (Oscar likes them, and he usually only likes the one’s that are really good) and be high value enough that he can start the click-treat association. I don’t know how it’ll go, but we’ll see.
Apparently the store he went to has all kinds of things for all kinds of animals. Turns out though he has to order Orijen, I guess they don’t get people asking about it enough to stock it, so he has to go back up next week to pick up the bag of Orijen he ordered for Oscar (though he forgot to ask what the price was, now he’s hoping it’s not too much!). They had all kinds of things, and a good variety in foods (dry and canned), treats, chews, collars, everything! One of the ladies even said they’d love if I came up with him some time, so he’s gonna keep an eye on my confidence and stuff to see when might be a good opportunity. While he was there he found a small pair of scissors and bought them, apparently he’s thinking of clipping the hair between my paw pads so it’s easier for both of us when he has to clean off my feet. We’ll see how that goes.
Another thing he’s been talking about is looking into getting a pre-approval for a mortgage loan once he has enough in order -- after that he wants to look at a certain house in particular and plans on working on moving out. Once we have a place of our own, he’s gonna look into getting me a brother! He’s talking to a shelter that was on here a little while ago, he’s hoping to be able to adopt the two Labs there (Dan and Shadow) -- I’m keeping my paws crossed that it works out! There’s a camper trailer that he’s hoping is still for sale, he says with more than one dog he’s gonna need an SUV anyways and if we have a camper we’re definitely gonna need one, so with those we won’t have to worry about finding hotels or motels that allow pets and paying for those. It’ll be so awesome if all this works out! The camper's only $1300 and he's found SUVs for less than $3000 -- he's not sure what'll be decided about the current car, but if it's sold and he's put in charge of selling it he said that'll go towards the camper and he'll just need a loan for the SUV. We'll have to see how everything works out.
For a little while now I’ve been eating Innova EVO Red Meat (Small Bites because that’s what came on the truck) after eating some Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Venison while we were waiting -- transition was a little tricker than with the Natural Balance or Innova EVO originally, but we’re thinking it’s because EVO RM is richer. Regardless, it’s all cleared up now. I’ve been chewing bully sticks and beef ears and dehydrated chicken (mostly Dogswell Vitality, which my owner’s been breaking up into my food) and I tell you what, that is the life! I’ve also figured out better how to play with Sasha, but she’s still pushy and rude so I haven’t been playing with her too much -- the other night I even growled at her because I just wasn’t in the mood. Luckily my owner understood that’s what it was and just escorted her out of the room and locked the door, but when I growled at Oscar (he makes me nervous when he’s purring) I was corrected for that. Win some ya loose some, right?
Well, that’s all for now, all I can think at least. Until next time!
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