Hi Everyone! So, I've decided to take over this page. After all, if it's called 'Sandy's Journey', I think it should be me writing it? Mum seems ok about it. She must trust me!!
Wow! What a few weeks it has been!! So much going on, so much to learn, so much to get used to, but Mum's managing! No, seriously, we're learning together. Up until October last year I was running around streets in Spain. Don't really want to talk about it, let's just say I feel I have landed on my four paws here! Choice of beds (doggy ones only, I'm not allowed up the stairs. I tried it once but she said 'No' in a way that, well, I felt I should listen?). Haven't felt the need to try again because there's too many interesting things to do downstairs and outside in my garden.
I'll start with the garden. Such fun! Flowers and veggies that I've found out I have to leave to grow and not dig up. How was I to know before? Plenty space to race around and I do race, at least once a day! And there's a special big rock that she must have put there just for me because I LOVE lying there in the sun. There's long grass and shorter grass and toys and everything. SO much for me to do. People sometimes go past or stop at our house and I ALWAYS let mum know they're there. She's explained that I don't always have to tell her, so I'm cutting it down a bit. It's amazing that she doesn't get so excited as me about seeing people? She's so cool?!
We go for walks first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Sometimes we go for longer walks, where we get into the car first. Ah yes, the car. That's what she calls it, the car. It's an orange box with wheels. Sometimes we go for my 'training'. That's when I wear my 'on duty' lead and I walk SO WELL! It hasn't been easy though because Mum is taking me to scary places like streets with people, cars, gates, doors and all sorts. I'm getting used to it now and I know if I stay close she's happy and that makes me happy too, but it has not been easy (hope she realises just how hard I'm working). I prefer when we go in the orange box, I mean car, for my adventures. Wheeeeee!!! I am now allowed total freedom on some of those walks because she TRUSTS me. What a feeling that is! Someone trusting me. We go to forests and big open spaces where I can use up some of my energy. I have so much energy to use up! This week I did use up all my energy. Mum took me on a LONG journey before we walked ALL day and went up and down a few hills. Loved racing in the water (Do you like the picture of me up there?!) and I did love exploring and sniffing but, OMG, let's hope she doesn't want to go up hills EVERY day?!
Back to the orange box. Not completely sold on it, tbh. I keep telling her that I'm not keen, in the only way I know how? Yes, I know it's a noisy way to let someone know but not sure how else to do it? I've tried sitting down, and lying down, but it's not comfy, so I get up again and let her know I've tried that. Mum keeps really calm, which I appreciate because it wouldn't help my anxiety if she got all hot and bothered too. She says she's going to 'phone a friend' to have a chat. I'll let you know how that goes. No idea what she means! The thing is, we do such fun stuff once we get out of the orange box, so I do want to like it a bit better. If you have paws and understand, please let me know what else I can try. Mum is doing her best but it's the one thing that she's finding hard to figure out with me.
I NEARLY FORGOT! The little people!! Little people come to visit and we sometimes go to visit them. They are so sweet! They pat my head, pull my tail or my ears but they do it so gently. They bend down and smile at me and talk to me with such kind voices. Mum says they are call grandchildren. I'll let you know if I find out more about them. The house gets very busy when they're here but it's a good busy. Then they go home and it's quiet again. I do love my new home!
Time for tea. Looking forward to this writing malarky! Chat soon?! I've got lots more stuff to tell you!