As much as I hate to overdo alliteration, the above was the title that popped into my mind when I started writing, so I’ve kept it.
I’ve been spending more time in my library/writing room at home, which is a good thing and means that I’m writing more. I would love to have Bailey (my faithful shadow), hang out with me, but a) the room is really small (small like it used to be a walk-in closet small) and b) there’s a big comfy bed just outside the door, in the guest room, that he prefers.
Since the weather has improved, though, Bailey has been making tentative forays into the library, mostly to look out of the window onto the street in front of our house (yes, the walk-in closet has an window and a heat/AC vent, FANCY!).
I thought (because I can read dog minds) that he might like a comfy spot to lay under the window, so I bought him a color-coordinated fleece blanket (exhibit A)
I think that he would have liked it, too….if it hadn’t assaulted him.
Half a turn into his four turns and a twist (before sitting) routine, I heard it. Little snapping noises that I couldn’t quite place. Then, I realized, it was SHOCKING him on his little paw pads every time he took a step. He looked thoroughly confused, but he kept going. After a minute or so, he stopped and stalked out of the room, looking totally disgusted.
I’ve tried to entice him back in since, but he’s having none of it. I can only hope that as the humidity increases, I can interest him in trying it out again…..
Well your intentions were good… I had a similar blanket for myself & would pull it over me when I’d read. If I sit to read, Lola always comes over to slide her head on top of the book to make sure I haven’t forgotten that she’s more important, but of course she’d get the little zaps on her nose. I don’t think dogs forget those kind of things though – use the blanket for yourself, Bailey’s done with it.
squirrel circus said:
You’re probably right! 🙂
squirrel circus said:
I know! I felt SO bad for him. Even though I think that #dianeskitchentable is probably right, I may try sleeping with it for a couple of days – he LOVES anything we’ve slept in or on!