Monday, 18 July 2011

Letter from Milly & family

Just to let you know that Milly is doing so well.
Eating Arden Grange food and wolfing it down.
Wish she was a couch potato- now loves 2 x 1hr full on walks a day then comes home and would play ball until she dropped.  She does now come in when we call her in rather than shouting for us to come outside and play! We just find her ball everywhere we turn inside! Once she realises that we really aren't going to play 24/7 she accepts and goes into couch potato mode.
She hasn't got onto the furniture once- her favourite spot is on the wider turning stair at the bottom- where she can keep an ear/eye on everything that is going on and risk a sleep because she won't miss anything- or she comes to lie across our feet until it's time to come up to her bed
Recall is coming. It's better if we don't play ball on the walk because she doesn't want to stop. She doesn't attempt to run away- just reverses a few steps-repeatedly so that you can't put her on the lead! She is also savvy and won't get tricked by being given a treat- although she comes for them during the rest of the walk! When we carry on walking she follows reluctantly- but continues with the reverse steps when she thinks you might have another go at putting the lead on.This now happens very rarely- just wish had more idea when might happen!, 
She is so wary of of so many things- that I'm not sure how used she  was to walks in her former life . She loves going on her lead the for security!. She is really off her stroke  when we walk past the sheep- especially when they baa,,,,,
She loves hiding in the long grass- first time she did it I couldn't work out how I could have lost her in 30 seconds,She lies asolutely still so that she can leap out as you get level with her- and won't move when you call because she's hiding! Sometimes you can just see the tips of her ears or end of her tail.
We feel we are so lucky to have her. I keep looking - hoping that Bruno has his forever home. Hope it happens soon. He was lovely but just too strong for us. Think Rosie's haircut really suits her.

Thanks so much for all your care for all the dogs, 

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