Gabi hasn’t gone for a walk in ages. I have a fractured wrist at the moment I can’t drive her to the park for off-lead walks and shes a bit scared to go out on a leash to walk ont the streets. On the streets she often wants to turn aorond ands go home when we are only two or three houses around the block If there is traffic or other dogs bark at her, she wants to go home. When another dog approaches, she jumps into my arms and I can’t handle that right now.
She’s been frustrated as well and she’s acting out a bit. Like she chewed on the wood from the kitchen cabinets skirting…. It’s making her grandma mad.
I also need to give her a bath and get her nails cut. I’ll see I’ve I can take her for grooming this week… though we normally just bath her at home so I don’t know how it will go. It’s and extra stress. I love her so much, but she’s bit of a handful right now. It hope this time will pass really quickly.
I was in the bathroom and I heard a noise coming from the room.
I came back to find some torn tissues on the bed, a few on the bedside table/ desk, some half stuck in the box. My cell phone was on the floor. (I guess that’s how that glass broke that time, when I mysteriously found shards of glass on my bedroom floor)
So, Gabi steals tissues from the box. I already knew she stole used tissues from her grandparents waste basket (eww). It would be okay if she tore them up, but she eats them too. (I’m not sure if it’s just a naughty thing or if it’s a form of pica) I’ll have to put the box out of reach. I dewormed her last Friday (because I noticed that she had worms). I also dewormed myself, which was really horrible.
I’m going to have to take her to the park (though I’m feeling super lazy today), though she didn’t want to go on Wednesday.
I’ve been feeling down lately, so maybe she’s picking up on my frustration. She’s such a sweet girl. She’s my angel.
February is a special month for us. On the 19th it will be the 5th anniversary of the day Gabi came to live with me. On the 25th it will be Gabi’s birthday. She will be 11 human years old!
As she gets older Gabi seems to get lazier to go for walks, especially on-lead. We’ve had several off-leash walks in the past week or two. Sometimes she eagerly jumps in the car, other times she seems to fear that she is going to the vet. She soon gets excited when she realizes we are on our way to the park.
Gabi doesn’t usually dig in the garden, but she dug up the succulents (pictured above). She is usually a very good little dog.
She does have a naughty habit, and she knows she’s being naughty when she does it. She steals used tissues and cotton buds (ear buds) from her grandma’s waste basket. I guess she just can’t resist them.
I used to keep my balls of yarn in a cardboard box, but Gabi likes to tear up and eat boxes, so I now keep my stuff in a purple shopper. Didn’t keep my knitting and wool save though.
She got into my closet (my bad) and scratched out the contents of my knitting bag (yeah, I knit. Sort of… squares, squares, scarves, blankets… not patterns, not fancy stitches… just blocks). Most of the balls of wool (well synthetic wool) are no longer neat little bundles. (This picture was actually taken after I untangled the mess and wrapped the wool back on their separate balls.
She has managed to throw off half the stitches on a very long knitted row. Which was actually intended to be a blanket (if she likes it, for her). This particular wool is difficult to work with and it took me ages to get this far. I myself won’t be able to get the stitches back on the needle if any of the row has unraveled.
At least it’s summer time at the moment and I can’t be bothered to knit.