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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Walkies again - for Bonnie and me

I finally started to go out with Bonnie again - boy, I was missing that. See, with a 35kg Labrador, I was really scared to walk with her and that I might not be able to hold her with my fresh abdo scar. Usually.... she is quite well behaved, but if she sees another dog - or anything which takes her fancy, she can pull me quite badly - and I really didn't want to risk my scar opening up again.

Out came the HALTI head collar again! I used to use it when we first got Bonnie. Her previous owner never really walked her, she was only kept in the back garden, and they only had a choke chain for her. So when I took her for a walk first time - all proud new dog owner - it was a nightmare. But the head collar changed her into a different dog, walking reallyle nicely with me and I was easily able to control her. I than stopped using it when she appeared to be a bit more settled with us, as SHE really hates the head collar. But now it is saving me again, as I find it really easy to control her with it, and Yeah, I am finally able to walk her again.  Slowly but steadily life returns to normal for me.

Btw, we've only had the slightest dusting of snow, as can be seen in the pictures, and even that is melting quickly in the winter sun. Bonnie easily broke to ice in that puddle to have a drink.


Emily said...

What a very nice dog, hope you heal quickly. ILCS

Meari said...

Yay for you being able to go out on walks again :)

Jo said...

Bonnie must realise her 'mummy'needs special care at the minute. Hope you heal fast.

Frishawn said...

I am so happy that you are able to walk Bonnie again! I have a sog that freaks when he sees other dogs as well. I hope that you are on the mend as well.

The Pegster said...

Thank you for all your comments. It does seem a chore sometimes to walk the dog, especially when I work, but I also enjoy it, not having to think about anything and just relax.

Felicity said...

Bonnie looks sooo much like my Lucy! She's gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.


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