Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I took today off of work & decided to start my new year out right. Yesterday didn't count. Scott & I watched a Marathon of Rescue Me (12 straight hours lounging on the couch being lazy with the pups).

I put away all of the Xmas decorations, cleaned the kitchen, did about 18 loads of laundry and then took Lola to the park. S&P went on a neighborhood jaunt w/ Scott.

I feel like I'm living my life with Penny over again w/ Lola. It's like someone up there is saying "Well, you did such a good job w/ Pen...only you can handle the little white one". It's the same time frame, the same issues, the same frustration & stress. Our hike was not fun...actually it sucked. It's all my fault & I know it & that makes me feel worse. She stressed the whole time & I should've listened to my gut & left the park as soon as we got there. But I didn't & wanted to kill her by the time we left. I'm pushing her past what she can handle & I need to step back & start from the beginning. We're making a lot of progress on our neighborhood walks but this was a whole new situation.


Simba said...

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy walk. Mummy says she has days with me like that sometimes.

Simba xx

Pappy's Fella said...

Yeah, we had one of those days recently. Tried to go into the dog park, when Pappy suddenly was going bananas at some dogs. Went on a walk instead, but that wasn't much better when we came across other dogs. What would you characterize as stressed in your case?

Ferndoggle said...

Stress mixed with frustration. She LOVES other dogs and stresses when she can't see them (barking in the distance) or get to it to check it out & play (when we see other dogs). We bascially run in the other direction when we see another dog or hide behind a car/tree/bush. Doesn't make for a fun walk.

I'm really working on teaching this little girl some self control, before I kill her(kidding of course - grin).