Roo here again. Mum has been too busy to write anything for ages so I have felt obliged to take over. Standards must be maintained. Her busy-ness is all because of Evie (well quite a lot of it is, true – Mum) who is having to be taught how to behave. I am doing my best to help by demonstrating what the commands mean (Actually you just want to make sure you get as many treats as she does).
I am having to spend far too much time in the workroom because if Evie gets in the sitting room she looks for things to chew. Logs and pine cones make a mess but Mum got really cross when she found her chewing a box of matches which she had thought were out of reach. I only chew bones. (You chewed lots of things when you were a puppy – you just conveniently forget that). In the workroom the shelves are barricaded and the laptop is put away when not in use after she chewed through the wire of the mouse. And when we are all in the sitting room in front of the new woodstove she takes up a ridiculous amount of space on the rug!
I have to admit that there has been progress though. My efforts are bearing fruit. She can now come out and help us in the garden without having to be tied up. This is good because she kept chewing through her leads! If she is not within sight we know where to look for her – she will be in the porch with her nose in the feed bins or snuffling through the compost heaps. Really she is so greedy! And her table manners are terrible! (Who was it pinched a slice of pizza from our neighbour’s bag when we called in the other day?) But it does mean that we can be outside more. And yesterday we went along the right of way through some fields and once the gate was shut Mum let her off the lead. I have to admit that she ran faster than me. After all I am a mature and slightly sedate lady now. Whereas she is a young thing with MUCH longer legs! She has to learn to get in the car without fuss and then we will be able to go out and see people again which will be nice.
ENOUGH! Don’t listen to that old grumpy guts. Evie here – I am taking over to get my side of the story in. I have been working very hard to learn all about this living in a house stuff and my brain aches! My legs ache too! There is so much sitting involved! Sit to get a cuddle, sit to have the lead on or off, sit when we are out for a walk and a car comes past, sit to get a treat or a meal. And I have to walk on a lead which is boring! At last, yesterday, I was able to have a run which I am very good at and Roo actually played tig with me until she was puffed. She is a bit old and fat really. I am a growing girl which is why I am always hungry and cat food is just soooo yummy! But I haven’t chewed anything I shoudn’t for hours! So there! I am a good girl, I am beautiful and I can’t help being big with long legs.
Hopefully I will get to write a post of my very own soon and normal service can be resumed – Mum