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Friday, July 27, 2012


Chance is dealing with a bit of, um, let's just say tension today and I think he just couldn't take it anymore.  Blaze is in season and so he's been taking his frustrations by humping Mrs. Bear.

Yes ironic as it looks.  Mrs.Bear ask for love and Chance has been giving it to her. 

So I figured the big boy needed to get out of the house for a while.

Then I remember Chance hasn't been in the truck since I took him for his "slow ride" where we took breaks in between each step from getting in the truck to putting it in gear and never left the driveway to work on his anxieties of being in the truck. 

So I do a bit quicker version then back up three feet and realize I need something to occupy him as he just started to freak a little.  Bones and chewing things never work, then I saw Daddy's empty peanut butter jars he saves for treat time for the dogs, BINGO!!  Once he got his tongue working on the peanut butter smears he laid down, relaxed into himself and we took off, smooth as silk.  He was done by the time we hit the main drag, but he is always fine by that point.  It's always leaving that is the hardest part.

We took a little walk down the residential section of downtown someplace he had never been and he heeled and loosed leash walk like a champ.  Then I ran in to buy ice cream as a reward for Chance and Blaze whom I'd had left home and was busy letting me know how unhappy she was on the camcorder.  Since Chance and Blaze are hardly ever separated and Blaze is like the hyper queen of the dogs, I taped her to see how she does on these short jaunts and try to come up something that will help her out.  And I did, but you'll have to wait while I try it out to see if it works.  But on the plus side she didn't eat the couch or even knock the cushions off!!  Woo-Hoo!  Go Blaze!!

     This is the result of us all sharing carrots and broccoli together and the fact they didn't move while I went in the other room to grab the camera!  All four Back Dogs in one shot!!

And I'd like to know why nobody told me about the ease of walking two dogs on one of these connector thingys.  Talk about the greatest invention to dog kinds out there.  I can actually walk Chance and Blaze together without being yank every which way.  Brilliant!!  Although one might think with some of my sledding knowledge I would have an inkling that something like this might work.  It was so cool because now the three of us are working as a team together.  Chance listens to me, Blaze listen to Chance and we got to practice our turn commands and what "WHOOOOOOOOOA! means. This is going to make such a difference in being able to practice for sledding at a slower pace and with a bit more control.  AWESOME!! I've done it twice with Chance and Blaze and once with Fiona and Zappa (who also did quite well) and I feel like I've broken down a barrier I've been trying to bust for the last year.  WONDERFUL!  SPLENDID!  TOTALLY KICKS A$$!!

All of this in just one week and things couldn't be better!!
How did your week go??


Unknown said...

My connector lead was a disaster! Glad you are succeeding with yours. Happy Friday to all.
Best wishes Molly

Pamela said...

Wow, you must be walking on air. These are some great triumphs.

Peanut butter jars are our secret weapon, too. Unfortunately, my husband likes to lick them out pretty thoroughly himself. But Honey's tongue is longer. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you're having such a good week!

Peanut butter is truly a wonderful thing, unfortunately I think Portia has developed a slight addiction to it :P

Jen said...

Oh poor, misused Mrs. Bear!

I just have the one Elka, so I haven't had occasiona to use a dog connector like that. I'm glad you're enjoying it, though!

Pup Fan said...

Oh, Mrs. Bear... so many walks of shame, I'm sure.

When I was a kid, my dog Scotti had two teddy bears that she was quite fond of... they were also the victims of her amorous attentions!

Bassetmomma said...

Poor Mrs. Bear! I'm glad to see that she is still in one piece though! LOL! Sounds like you've had a great week! :)

Sage said...

Wow! You are on a roll, even Mrs. Bear is having a winning week.

Tamara McRill said...

What a great week all around! Aren't connector leads amazing?