I stole this idea from illini_girl, but it’s been a while since I’ve done one. And I have so many random things to discuss.
Are you really too busy to blog? What’s that all about?
Honestly, yes. And no. It’s not that I’m too busy to blog. It’s that I’ve spent a lot of time away from the computer, so my blogging time has been limited.
Are you done with your regular Wednesday posts? What about Foto Friday?
Yeah, I think I’m giving up Website/Wordy Wednesdays. It’s just too much of a commitment and I have kinda run out of things to talk about. I’ll keep Foto Friday, though. But I gotta start taking more pix. Seems like I have to dig through the archives more often than not these days.
Are you becoming a professional dog sitter?
I’m thinking about it. Last week, I watched my mom’s two dogs-Desi and Lucy- at my house. And this week I’ve been dog-sitting Knee at a friend’s house. Thus, the lack of night-time Internet access.
Knee? That’s an awfully strange name for a dog isn’t it?
Yeah, it’s short for Anfernee (you know… like Anfernee Hardaway, the bball player). But she’s the sweetest dog ever. Oh, yeah, Knee’s a girl.
So, what’s up with this “re-training” of Roxie business?
I won’t bore you with the details, but basically Roxie has a “dominance” issue. And she’s spoiled. To help break her of this, I’m re-training her to sleep in her crate instead of in my bed.
What made you decide to do this? How did you know what to do?
Well, the final straw was when Roxie scratched my friend in the face for getting too close to me. But it really needed to be done.
I did some research online and then I called into Afternoon Magazine on WILL FM. They had experts on from the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana. You can listen to it online at http://will.illinois.edu/afternoonmagazine/monthly/2008/12/. (Click on the Friday, December 5 archive. I’m at about minute 28 or so).
They gave me some good advice, so I got a crate and started re-training on a Monday.
How’s that working for you?