Willow loves playing outside and with winter nearly finished I am looking forward to playing with her in the garden or what is left of it anyway. Willow has been digging all over the. The lawn has a lot of sandpits now. I try to take her for walks whenever we have a nice day.
Willow love her stuffed animals. Well they were stuffed at the time the photos was taken. I had to take out the stuffing so that she don’t eat it. I don’t want her to get sick.
She really likes her unstuffed giraffe. When she gets excited she will go look for it and start throwing it in the air. She also use it as payment for treats…. When I am busy working and she want treats she will throw the giraffe on my lap or put it on my desk and then she will look in the direction of the treats.
When you go outside in the morning and found that a mini hurricane with the name of Willow hit your garden the previous evening…
Even if you take her for walks, play with her and give her tons of affection and treats she still has to be naughty. I did found that the days we went out for walks that evening she goes into destructive mode.
Mom took me to Sonstraaldam again this morning. I had such a lovely walk.
In the beginning I did not want to listen to mom. There was so many new smells I just had to chase and smell them all. But I soon realized that if I do not stop pulling mom is going to take me to the car and then we are going home. She told me so.
We had such a great time walking today. George the Cocker Spaniel and his sister was also there. They had another furry dog with them who kept barking at me in her high pitch voice. It was so annoying I could not hear a word George said. I do hope we see George and his mom again sometime.
On our second round around the dam mom stopped a lot to take photos so that I can show you how beautiful it is. I had such a good time that when we had to come home I did not want to get in the car. Mom said if I don’t get in she is not bringing me to the dam anymore. So I got in, I will miss all the Ducks, Geese, Guineafowl and the friends I meet along the walk.
I am going to miss our walks next week when mom and Granddad goes away to take photos and look at the flowers.
Mommy uploaded some of the photos she took with her cellphone. I was a good girl when mom took her photos I sat patiently and wait for her to finish. One of these days mommy can bring her big camera and take even more beautiful photos.
That’s it for now friends. Mommy wants to edit some photos. I am so tired of all the exercise I am going to take a nap.
We have not taken that many photos the past month. It was raining a lot and we did not play outside that much. I hope to take much more photos with my camera of Willow when the days get warmer and we spend some more time outdoors. At the moment most of the photos of Willow is taken with my cellphone.
At the moment I try to take Willow out on drives and we go to Sonstraaldam and walk around the dam a few times.
She loves to go for drives, I cannot open the car door when she is around she gets in and it is a struggle to get her out.
This morning Willow did not want to get up. But when I took my buff she was of the bed tail wagging. She knew something was going to happen.
When I took the car keys and her leash she did not run around like two days ago. I think she learned her lesson if she don’t sit so that I can put her leash on she stays home and I go out without her. This morning she came and sit infront of me so that I could put on her leash.
She ran to the car and when I opened the door she was inside.
It was a beautiful morning and we encounter a few dog walkers this morning. Willow took me for a walk this morning. My arm is still sore from the vaccination yesterday. Later Willow slowed down, and we both enjoyed a casual walk the second time around the dam.
I promised Willow yesterday that we would go for a walk this morning. I am not sure if Willow can understand me, but I think she remembered my promise to her.
At first I just wanted to walk around the neighborhood but then I decided against it. I got her leash and car keys. Normally she runs around and make a game of putting on her training collar and leash, not this morning she came and sat in front of me and her tail was sweeping the floor of excitement.
I drove to Sonstraaldam a place where I love to take photos. This morning it was just me, Willow and my cellphone. Willow first needs to get familiar with the places I like to take photos. This will mean that we will visit there a few times before I take my camera with. I am going to be honest it is hell not to have my camera there, and I see all these amazing shots I miss. But I think it is also important that Willow learn and get exposed to all the new scents and sounds.
The dam will be there tomorrow and I will get amazing shots then.
Willow sniffed and ran and pulled and sniffed the whole time. We went around the dam twice. The first time was so that she can sniff and smell everything. The second time was much more relaxed although she still sniffed a lot she did not pull as much.
I was very surprised that she did not run after the geese. She did want to chase the Guineafowl. But I pulled her back and told her not to. I will never get in a bird shot again if I teach her to chase the birds.
We also socialized with a French poodle and a big White Swiss Shephard. Willow enjoyed this and I wish we are at a stage where I can take of her leash too so that she can go play. We will get there I know and I know it will take some time.
Thank you for joining us on our walk around the dam. Willow says she is very tired now and is going to sleep the rest of the day.
Today we went for a quick outing to Majik Forest. This was the first time that we took Willow to a park. I usually walk down not to busy streets in and around our neighborhood.
At first we thought it was going to be a very looooong walk. Willow sniffed at everything. Stop dead in her tracks change direction and then she is off again. The terrain was very muddy and slippery. While walking I thought to myself maybe I chose the wrong park to come and walk with her. But sadly there’s not many pet friendly parks around us. So we have to drive to get to one.
Willow also had the opportunity to socialize with two Bull dogs. Their owner saw I was in a panic when Willow charged to them. He then told me they are use to other dogs and that I can let them get to know each other for a few minutes. I felt at ease immediately and Willow and the two doggy friends sniffed and played for a short while.
I think I have this hidden fear in me about other dogs that will hurt Willow. It happened with Ruby and after her first bite from a small dog she became very aggressive towards other dogs passing us. The only place we could go for walks was at the beach. I don’t want to go through that again.
We thought Willow would be very tired after her outing. She only slept and recharged her batteries on the drive home. She is her active self at the moment.