You know, the last few weeks have been very busy/hard on me. I had some personal things happen that really upset me, and I have been going to trials now for three weeks in a row, and work has been very busy. I am also very sad about having to face losing my Tucker boy. Getting old is horrible. This is the same time as last year when I lost Cori.
I emailed a friend who trains Border Collies, and she gave me sage advice. BC's are just real pitas at this age. I need to just set things up so he can't bother the other dogs, and give him lots of exercise (which I already do). Today, I sat with the lad out on the deck. He finally calmed down, and looked at me with those lovely eyes, and he had a moment of calm adoration wash over him. Then, later when I was on the phone, out on the deck, Danny wanted my attention, so first he sat, and then he lay down. Just offered me behaviours to get my attention- behaviours I would like.
I do love him, and I feel like I need to give him time to grow up and enjoy him for what he is. I guess I am feeling my age, who knows. I know I am feeling his age ;)
After a couple more months of growing up, I will be sending Danny away for his training, and then, maybe then, he will be a big boy, and will have matured in such a way, that he fits me like Lucy fits me. Border Collies should come with warning labels...
Thanks Carolyn. Your support is always appreciated.