Lesson #14: Create a New Habit Just Like That!

Lesson #14: Create a New Habit Just Like That!

Penelope can pick up the sound of the UPS truck anywhere at any time. I mean that sincerely.  We can be in another town altogether, and she knows when the UPS truck is close by. Not only that, she also thinks the FedEx truck is really UPS in disguise.

Lesson # 13: Teach People How to Treat You

Lesson # 13: Teach People How to Treat You

Penelope is in training. Like a defiant toddler, she decided she can greet any and all dogs walking in her direction by tugging her leash and pulling me where she willfully wants to go.

This does not always end well. Some dogs do not appreciate Penelope entering their space, and bark warnings of “do not approach.” To be fair, Penelope sometimes arrives snoot to butt and decides at the last minute, nope, don’t really like this one. She barks, admonishing the dog, insulted the dog did not live up to her expectations.

Lesson #12: Social Distancing and Healing Touch

Lesson #12: Social Distancing and Healing Touch

Lesson #12: Social Distancing and Healing Touch It’s a beautiful, sunny, crisp spring-like day. Mostly we have the beach to ourselves.  On this day, a young man, who must be missing spring training, is standing behind a line he’s drawn in the sand. He is in the start...
Lesson #11: Perspective

Lesson #11: Perspective

Lesson #11: Perspective It’s sunny but blustery on our walk today. I tilt my head down into the wind trying to stay warm. Penelope, on the other hand, tilts her head up, and lets her hair and ears blow back like a model in front of a wind machine. She moves into a...
Lesson #10: Shamelessly Asking for What You Want

Lesson #10: Shamelessly Asking for What You Want

Lesson #10: Shamelessly Asking for What You Want Penelope is a dog who allows. She allows people to pet her, accepting it graciously but mostly remaining indifferent.  A necessary part of being cute and cuddly,  I imagine she is thinking. There are times though,  when...

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