Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IS IT FOR HIM OR ME?


I've decided that the puppy classes I'm going to take are going to be for me not Harley.  He already has a clear understanding of how to make me do what he wants me to do.  Now it's time for me to learn how to train him to do what I want him to do.  Obedience classes here we come.

When I first got Harley, he was so cute and laid back.  He was content to be cuddled in my arms.  Boy have times changed.  He is exploring more area in the house.  (The areas I'll allow him access to)  And he has started to play more, harder, and for longer periods of time.  It's a joy to see.  When we go out to potty now he runs around the yard and chases my feet.  It's so cute to watch.  Yesterday while we were in the yard he picked up a twig and brought it to me.  I'm thinking that's the first signs of future fetch games.

I've also figured out that as soon as I learn to lead him on a leash we are going to start taking walks regularly.  Which is going to be good for the both of us.  My only fear is, with him being so small, he'll be a target for other dogs.  I'll need to learn what precautions need to be taken to keep us both safe while walking.  I'm hoping I'll learn that in the training classes, along with a lot of other things.

On the knitting front, I finally picked up the needles this past weekend.  I cast on a new tank for summer.  I'm getting pretty brave with the knitting, and the pattern I chose appears to be fairly straight forward.  And it's definitely too cute not to want to make.  I found it on Ravelry by searching through other knitters projects tagged as tanks.  Thanks to Gryphon for designing and sharing such a sexy tank.  I only hope I can do it justice, in the making and wearing.  Check it out if/when you can.  "Thalia" rocks!

More pics to come.

2 comments:

Amby said...

Is it mace or pepper spray that works on dogs? (The big mean ones on your walk, not your little one!) I'd carry that in case of any mean dogs roaming loose.

jae said...

I think that tank will look great on you. What yarn are you going to use?