The weekend zoomed by! This week, Wizard and I have to make a decision about foster pup Maggie. But before I get to that, let me tell you about my weekend;
Friday I went to get my hair done, and because I’ve known my hairdresser forever and she works in a small shop, she let me bring Maggie to keep working on Maggie’s socialization skills. Maggie did great! She learned to stay on her blanket, and was really good with two exceptions:
–When she saw herself in the mirror and growled. I cracked ups, then showed her it was fine, and had her stay on her blanket there. She realized Mirror Maggie was okay.
–And second I was getting the color washed out of my hair, and I dropped the leash. Maggie always stays by me, except this time. Some older man came in and Maggie ran to greet him. I was stuck in the shampoo bowl trying to call my dog back, LOL! Sumerlee (my hairdresser) got her, and Maggie was fine. She didn’t bark, just politely greeted the man coming into the shop, then came right back with Sumerlee and laid down on her blanket. I shouldn’t have dropped the leash, that was my bad.
Then on Saturday, it was the Big Test. So you all know that Maggie’s being dealing with some separation anxiety. It’s been improving, but I hoped she’d be good. In the morning, I took her to Pet Co to get her some treats, then I stopped by on outdoor outlet center in our town where pets are allowed to walk her on flat ground. She was golden good. She even met another dog with no problems. Then came time for me to leave for my niece’s bridal shower. I was gone for over five hours, and had a great time. But I was nervous when I got home. And…
How did Maggie do?
She did pretty well. Wizard said she once once when I left, he told her to knock it off and come over to him, and she did. She occasionally went to the door to look for me, but no more whining and no distress panting. She spent a lot of time in my office chair, or sitting by Wizard. Otherwise she ate when hungry and was fine. A success!! Honestly, I still need to dial back some affection and keep leaving the house, but she’s showing steady improvement.
And that was my weekend. Sunday I was sore, tired and managed a couple of hours writing. I’m still wrestling the first chapter of the rewrite which will set the tone for the whole revision. My goal is to conquer it today.
Which all brings me back to Maggie. Wizard and I need to commit–so what do you all think we’ll do? Will we keep her or find her another awesome forever home???
So how was your weekend?
November 13th, 2017 at 8:11 am · Link
Yay for Maggie’s improvement. And her running to greet a man without barking and I’m assuming in a friendly manner? That’s a huge step! I suspect y’all will keep her but either way, y’all have been good for her.
You’ll get the rewrite done. I’m now over halfway on mine. I hit just over 30K words yesterday and finally got the timeline straightened out so I can set up the first love scene. It’s tough when the heroine has a baby at the end of chapter 3 and she’s just met the Hero. Fun times.
And on that note, I have two more blogs to catch up on and then it’s time to write. I’m soooo ready to get this book finished!
November 13th, 2017 at 2:05 pm · Link
Silver, yes definitely friendly! I couldn’t actually see her, but my hairdresser said she was timid but curious/friendly. I was surprised, she’s getting braver! (And I won’t drop the leash again–I really didn’t think anyone would be coming in the shop.)
Yay for you being halfway on yours!! I’m happy for you and jealous. LOL just having a baby would really throw a wrench in love scenes! Glad you got it worked out.
Hope you get a lot done!
November 13th, 2017 at 4:12 pm · Link
Maggie had a big weekend and she did very well. You must be so pleased with her progress. No matter what you decide, Maggie will have a great life.
Loved the photos from the shower. I think you were hiding in one of them ;).
I can’t really remember my weekend ;). Took hubs with me for coffee and he enjoyed the Vet’s free bagel and I took him to a local place for dinner that gave Vets a free meal on Sat.
Tomorrow I’m going to the mall for a couple hours with “coffee” girlfriend. I haven’t been to the mall in well over a year. Need to go some place other than Kohl’s .
Have a great afternoon.
November 14th, 2017 at 9:58 pm · Link
Viki, I’m so sorry, I really thought I answered this.
The shower photo you’re talking about, I was hiding Actually, the woman in front of me is my sister-in-law and the mother of the bride who is also camera shy. She was standing out of the shot and I pulled her in, putting her in front of me for space. I think it was more important that she be visible than me.
Glad your hubby got to celebrate for Vet’s days with her free bagel and dinner!
Hope you had a great time at the mall! I’m like you and spend too much time at Kohls, LOL!