I hates to do dis to ya'll but I has to turn dis bloggie overs to my mum cuz her has sumptin to say.
Believe me, I feeeeels bad fur ya'll...and it ain't even bout me...blah!
So here is my mum.....
my sweet Puddles.
I do like to keep this blog fun and lighthearted but I want to share something today.
We don't typically blog about Whitney because she is so shy and HARD to photograph.
However, my heart was overjoyed when the unthinkable occured.
Let me back up for a moment.....
Whitney has NEVER walked on a leash. I have tried so many times to get her to do it but it was like her feet were bolted to the ground and being the not-so-great dog mom I gave up and decided there was no use. And she was completely out of her mind when I attempted and didn't want her to be afraid or uncomfortable...I didn't want her to go through that. It was actually pretty heart breaking.
Anyways, I thought it wasn't a big deal whether she walked on a leash or not...until....
our vet said Whitney has gained too much weight. Not a big deal for most dogs but for a doxie that refuses to walk, it is a big deal. Six months ago she weighed 12 lbs and now she is up to 15.
I had no choice but to restart the leash walking.
I took Whitney up to the school to try to get her comfortable with the leash. We don't walk on our road because we have dogs with questionable temperments roaming and on leashes ( a other story).
Once at the school I put her leash on, carried her to the sidewalk and she WALKED! I know it seems silly but I was completely amazed. She just started walking...not well but it was progress. And yes, I did weep watching her. I let her go where she wanted in the beginning and then got her back to the sidewalk to follow me and she did. It was so rewarding to witness...I just can't begin to tell you all how thrilled I was.
However, the closer we came to people and cars she became increasinly anxious and uncomfortable but we managed and she calmed down as soon as they were not in her focal path.
My apologies, I know this was kind of boring todayI was just so excited that I had to tell everyone because it was such a giant step for Whitney and I was so proud of her. I will continue taking her to the school to get comfortable with walking AND to get that weight off.
Puddles will return tomorrow (bless your hearts)
and thank you for letting me talk about Whitney for a moment.