Monday, 29 August 2011
Love Eleanor x
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Mack has been doing well recently. We have started to work on his lead walking, Mack walks ok on a harness but has always been distracted by cars and some people and dogs. I have been taking him for loads of short walks without his harness but with loads of little bits of strong cheddar.
Mack has started walking really close, paying attention to me and mostly ignoring distractions. it's early days but if we stick with it he should do well.
Mr windswept and interesting
Mack with his bodyguard, Indy.
If Mack continues being calm I may be brave enough to take him to the Wiccaweys show? I don't want to set him back by him getting hyper excited though, he is going to need his excitement levels kept in check in any new home that he gets.I read recently about a Collie very similar to Mack in temperament, easily excited, nervous, wary of children but a real dream dog when calm (that Collie has recently found a home). Mack is the most magnificent chap when he is calm and that is 99.999% of the time. He is going to be a great companion and friend for some lucky person that's if we don't find a way to get a rural home ourselves first.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
As mentioned before, Mack is closer to Indy now that Luca has gone.
On shopping days I usually make pizza, the boys were waiting for me to "accidentally" drop some Cheese!
I didn't expect them to hold hands though.
Mack has had a good few days since my last posting, he has walked nicely to the fields and then had fun running with Indy. At home Mack has continued being his old chilled out self, now if we could just teach him not to shout so loud at the doorbell! a few barks to deter miscreants will do.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Sorry for the lack of updates but we have been occupied with making Luca’s last few months enjoyable so haven’t been on the computer much.
Luca crossed the bridge on August the first having defied the vets prognosis by 5 months.
When we go to the fields Mack is on a longline so he often finds odd things to carry. Today I gave Mack a heart shaped low fat treat and he toddled off and came back with a Doctor pepper bottle in his mouth, he shoved the bottle in my hand and I was astonished to find the treat inside the bottle!! The bottle was well squashed so it took some magic to get the treat in.
In the words of Paul Daniels "Now that's magic"
Mack is still making progress, he has been different since Luca died being much closer to Indy than he was when Luca was here. He is very well behaved these days but still a bit unpredictable with male visitors? He loves for them to come but if they get up and leave the room he appears to forget who they are and shouts at them when they return? (but only sometimes)? Maybe he is a slow learner like me and one day he will just get it? I think we have decided that Mack likes routine, if things change too much it unsettles him for a bit until he gets used to the change. When we have a regular day with his 2 long walks, treats when he returns and bed at the usual time he is just like a "normal dog" He would be happiest in a more rural setting than where we live but there would have to be a calm dog living with him, he only accepted Luca dying because he had Indy to switch his attention to. All in all, Mack is a fantastic dog who is loving, goofy, playful, loyal, sensitive and great fun and every home should have one. We love him. We wouldn't want anyone to avoid adopting him because they think we should keep him, our only thought is what is best for Mack and he would flourish in a more rural setting where he could have somewhere secure to run off lead and become the kind of magnificent companion that we know he will be. We still love him.
Monday, 8 August 2011
Watch this space !
Love Eleanor, Lucy and Tommy xxxxxxxxxxxx