Friday, June 29, 2007

Kita's Coming Home

After all the hoo-haa earlier this week, my stepson and his wife have apparently decided that they really don't need a dog right now. I agree. They are VERY busy people, with jobs, with a daughter, with a small home and a very small patch of land for a yard. With their varying hours, it's hard to have a routine, hard to know who will be home when and how tired or capable of taking the walks, doing the training, or even giving attention to the dog on a regular basis. When their lives have settled some, having a dog will be easier to handle, but now? There's just too much go-go-go.

So tomorrow, our "new" dog arrives to live with us.

And tonight, ZBoy and I went to the bookstore and bought a couple of dog training books. It's been a long time since I trained a dog. I remember some very basic basics, but if we're going to have a dog, I want it WELL-trained. No yelling. No hitting. No pushing the dog. We will train this dog right. I'll let you know how it goes. For now?

I've got some reading to do.


Patience said...


nikki said...

It's like a dog soap apera!

ablondeblogger said...

You should TOTALLY read that book I reviewed, Leslie Schnur's Late Night Talking. In it, there's a dog that's based on her real-life dog that is just totally untrainable, but completely loveable. Here's a link to her site talking about him:

Scroll down until you see Milo.

Anyway, I think you'd get a good laugh at the trouble that he poses in the book.

Have fun with Kita and good luck with the training!

Jenny said...

No pushing the dog. Hee!