Sunday, March 22, 2015
Back To School
Her constant need to be in my lap had become weighty and wearing. She is now allowed up in my chair when I choose, otherwise finds herself blocked by hand or leg. Bess is persistent and doesn't give up easily, but I remain calm, consistent, and determined. Once I've said no, I can't relent. Disappointed, she finally goes over to her chair or couch, lies down and gives a huge sigh. We usually go out together (always together) numerous times throughout the day to do one thing or another or just sit and enjoy the outdoors. I was speaking with a friend on the phone yesterday when Bessie decided it was time for an outing. She got pretty vocal about it, pushy, in fact. In the spirit of setting boundaries, I did not immediately meet her demands, hence this face. She's pretty good with the guilt card. I'm not trying to teach an old dog new tricks, but giving her a refresher course as a reminder of just who is the leader of this pack. That would be me.