Bit of a realisation today. Some of my hesitation about Tink comes from feeling like I “should” have a heart moment, eg. feel it in my ‘soul’ that she’s the right dog. I guess that comes back to the intuition issue. But the more I think about it, the more I think that I won’t ever walk in to a litter and point to a puppy and say THAT’S the puppy, that’s the one. I’ll consider the facts every time. It was very good to talk to Penny today because talking to Penny is a lot like talking to myself but less weird and with more thoughtful thoughts. She said that leading up to getting Badger, she wasn’t sure if it was the right decision, and it took her a while to say “yes, it was the right decision”. That’s very reassuring to me because Badger is awesome, and Badger and Penny are awesome together, so this is good.
I can see a lot of positives to getting a pup, I think Tink has a lot of potential, heaps of spunk, heaps of toy drive. Is it just that ‘not knowing’ that’s holding me back? Maybe.
So here’s some photos for your viewing pleasure.
And also I wonder if I feel like I’m ‘giving up’ on Lu… Like, I’m not going to stop training her, that would be silly, but like I’m admitting defeat with her, or something… like, I’ve broken her and now I’m going to move on to break another dog.
That’s a bit of a sad thought. Here’s a puppy video to cheer you up. Tink is the one with the small thin stripe on her face. She’s in the shot most of the time. I haven’t listened to it with sound (too many barking dogs) but Penny obviously says something funny to me there but I don’t know what. Ok I just listened to it with sound, and the ‘too many barking dogs’ was just Lumen in her crate. What a turd. I think she’s going to hate me for getting a puppy. Seriously. She’s going through some bad resource guarding stuff right now, and I’m about to halve her fun-Em-time, too? But when she’s old enough to play and they play wrestly times, that would be fun wouldn’t it?!
(if the video doesn’t work for you straight away that’s because it’s still uploading here but I’m going to bed so it can finish in its own damned time.)