You will see that the Hallo… Post has changed a bit. I am going to give all the pets a chance. Charlie had enough for now. Today it is Poplap’s turn. Because they are confined most of the photo’s looks the same. I am trying to mix it up a bit to keep it interesting.
I would like you to meet Poplap, our Eastern Rosella. He is a very feisty little guy. He loves dancing and starts singing and making noises when he hears me or my son.
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.
Shadow and I spend some time outside this morning. It took me a while to get him to come down from the cupboard and in the end I had to pick him up and put him on the counter.
I closed the bedroom door so that Willow don’t come and disturb us and to make extra sure I closed the sliding door in the kitchen as well.
We spend about half an hour outside. Shadow smelled and climbed onto everything. Every time a truck pass he scatters inside to the braai room. Then he will come out slowly and look around and start sniffing again. He even played and run around in the garden.
I was so happy when he started playing in the garden. Shadow kept coming back to me so that I can pet him then he was off again sniffing and running.
I made a decision today. I am going to spend an hour a day, weather permitting of course with Shadow in the garden. Willow will just have to be satisfied being locked inside for that time. I love all my four legged children and it is not fair to Shadow, he loses out on a lot of the cuddle time and I miss my boys cuddles and kisses.
Willow have been a very good girl this week. I think she realizes that we do have our play times and the rest of the time she is sleeping either on the bed or next to the bed on a blanket.
The Braai Room is off limits to her on days it is raining a lot. She puts her front paws and face into the buckets and then she blows bubbles. When she comes inside everything is wet… I must replace the roof of the Braai Room but I must first save up enough money to buy all the materials needed to do it.
Willow is a bit frustrated today. It has been 4 days since she can roam free. Due to the rain, I had to keep her indoors and only take her outside supervised. She loves water, which makes it hard to keep the house clean and dry.
Willow loves to take mud baths. When she gets a gap, she will go and play in the mud. It is a very messy affair. I see that it will only be cloudy today Willow and I can go play outside later.
Willow has also found the toilet brush, and she carries it around everywhere. I have to lock the bathroom now. She also found out if you pull on the toilet paper roll it the paper comes with you… I forgot to take a photo of it friends, so sorry.
Poor Willow is very confused today. She is being kept on the other side of the house. She can go to Granddad, but mom is in her office working, and there are unknown men in our home. They are installing the fiber today.