Yesterday my parents came up for another visit, as the hand washer they ordered for my partner’s birthday had finally arrived (unbeknownst to us it was shipping from America!!).
Before they arrived, we decided to tire everybody out by a morning in the pool…as usual it was A LOT of fun 😀
Kasper had immense fun bobbing for kibble 😛
Toller enjoyed basking on her own private island 😉
And Mojo fell in the water and was miserable XD
Toller soon helped him dry off chasing him about and wrestling with him though (also look how amazing Sasha is as the little uns play 🙂 )
Lots of happy tired pups!
Look, size order!! Only missing Spud, but we don’t have Kasper out around her as he WILL knock her over!
Once my parents arrived we went to meet them, and just as last time Sasha was super confident with them. Yay, progress!
We walked through the fields to a local pub, and sat in the beer garden. It was such a beautiful space and we had it all to ourselves! Sasha was mostly on a longline, although we did go for a mooch and do some training off lead, but she was amazingly well behaved.
Just as our food had been brought two extremely aggressive Labradors began barking at us, from behind a low wall but down a large drop. My dad went and loudly exclaimed what horrible dogs they were, making them bark more, and guess what?
SASHA DIDN’T MIND AT ALL!!
Other than her unease with people, barking dogs has been her biggest fear. Even way off in the distance, a barely audible dog barking would make her skitterish and fearful. These dogs were less than 6 feet away, and Sasha sat there grinning at me, happy to do training and totally at ease 😀
On the walk back we bumped into the Leonberger puppy that we saw over a month back.
At 16 weeks old this dog reached Sasha’s shoulders, now 22 weeks he towers above her!! Sasha was overwhelmed at first with this GIANT over-the-top puppy bouncing in her face, but I thought she could adjust. I left her to it and sure enough a minute later she was charging about and had made a new BFF, it was so sweet 🙂
Their play style was hilarious, Sasha would literally run laps around us all, then dart to the Leonberger so that he could feel included XD
He was very big and clumsy and calm, and the few times he accidentally knocked into me almost had me off my feet hahahaha!
Once we’d walked back we dropped Sasha off at home, then went for a trip out to the zoo!!
I haven’t really been anywhere other than local pet shops and on dog walks for about a year, so to have a proper day out including a meal and a zoo trip was just phenomenal!!
There was a stretch of rooms at the zoo that had glittery floors that seemed to flash as you walks, which triggered a seizure, but I bounced back quickly and the entire day yesterday I only had FOUR seizures…honestly don’t remember the last time I had so few 😀
Zoo pics…this place is so weird because some of the enclosures are awesome, such as the harvest mice, degus and fossa (the fossa has a second part of equal size connected via a shed)
But then the chinchilla cage was AWFUL, and the spiny mouse cage was a little bare too, it used to have a load more branches but now they’re all very low and there’s just a few
Striped squirrels (which just looked like chipmunks to me?!)
And what wild creature is this?!? XD ❤
After the zoo we came back home, I took Mojo out for a quick hello, then my mum and partner headed to the supermarket to do some shopping (I can’t go in supermarkets due to the lighting), and me and my dad took Sasha to the nearby field. She was already pooped so we just sat about 🙂
Once we all met up again there was time to take Tolly for her biggest off lead walk yet, and then it was back home to rest before bed! 🙂
(her ears still don’t know what they’re doing!! ❤ )
Look at this photo my dad took – he says she looks too cute to be real!!
It was truly a fantastic day, made even better by so few seizures ^__^