The first of many walks!

Today was Raiden’s first ever walk 😀

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He did really well! There was not an ounce of fear; as soon as we put him on the ground he was bounding forwards like he was walking on a bouncy castle!! He did try and chew the lead once, but was easily distracted when I made his positive interrupter noise.

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One of the best things (apart from the pure enjoyment he was getting from the walk) was that he would even do tricks such as sit when we were out 🙂

Kasper was wonderful, although we did discover on the walk that he has an upset tummy and was doing runny poos…so we accidentally added the stress of a puppy to his walk when he was already feeling unwell, poor lad 😦

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Oh, and the most important thing in any dog’s life happened to Raiden today…he discovered cow poo 😛

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“Oh my dog, what is this magical thing mummy?!”

Because Raiden was so fascinated by *everything* (it’s all new to him 🙂 ) sometimes we would lag behind, and when he realised how far away Kasper was he would sprint desperately to catch up!

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A video of the event…it’s really horribly wobbly due to managing the longline, treats and huge hefty camera. The end is cute though as Raiden suddenly realises ‘OMD I AM KNACKERED’ and sits in the grass like “yeah, I’m so done…”

I am very, very tired. My sleep has been messed up for a number of months now, but in the last few weeks it has become abysmal. I don’t think it helps that as soon as I wake up in the night, even if it’s just to turn over, my nose immediately becomes really itchy, sneezy and annoying…wth is all that about? :/

Whilst my partner managed the puppy I slipped into the kitchen and prepared everyone’s last meals of the day, and Kongs to go to bed with.

L-R = Rey’s final meal of the day and his Cauliflower toy for bed; Zoey’s meal (with a nice waxy blob of coconut oil and half a carrot!) and her Kong (also plugged shut with coconut oil); Kasper doesn’t get a second meal as he’s poorly so just a Kong for him!

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I’m wondering, because I thought their final food prep looked cute and actually bothered to take two photos of it…does that make me crazy(er)?

Maybe I was just proud of myself for actually accomplishing something today, instead of getting irritable and snapping at my poor (and much loved) partner… 😉

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We only bought the jar of coconut oil yesterday and I’m loving it so far…before this we had a spray type, but this waxy solid stuff is useful for making Kongs harder to empty, and Zoey really enjoys chewing it!

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