So I've got a very poorly nose! I was walking Trix last night as I always do around 10pm in the school grounds opposite my house. I can find my way round them blindfold I've been walking in them for the last ten years. Except last night, I was gazing at the full moon, totally oblivious to where I went, only to fall over a tree stump and land fully sprawled with my nose hitting the ground with force.
It's really weird falling over as an adult. I wanted to cry, I certainly wanted someone to kiss me better. I did get a wet nose stuck in my face from Trix as the blood poured down my face! I had to get up and walk the rest of the way home snivelling and bleeding, not a good combination. There was no-one in to tell, so I sent a text to get some sympathy, which worked.
It's odd when I was away I missed Trix,much more than I missed my sons! I've got so attached to her in the last few months. It's almost as if she's been part of the family for ever. And I never thought we'd get to where we are with her now when we first had her.I was scared of Alsatians before she arrived, I got bitten by one when I was seven. Which meant I had a lot of obstacles to overcome within myself and then with her.
The challenges initially were enormous and so frightening and for two pins I would have sent her back to the rescue people. Now there are still challenges, but they are manageable. The newest one is letting her off the lead when walking her. We have taken the precaution of putting a muzzle on her as she isn't save without. She is still scared of strangers which makes her difficult. But the muzzle stops her from taking chunks out of people and dogs she encounters... much to their relief! And mine!!
She is great now with people in the house, she is happy to have people in that she knows are invited and barks like mad when there not. Double glazing salesmen don't hang around long.....
And I couldn't ask for a better pal during the time I'm alone. Wherever I am in the house or garden she'll be there too, sitting close to me. This of course is particularly useful in the kitchen when I'm cooking and she is in front of the cooker! And why when I'm sitting on the garden swing seat she has to hog most of it, I don't know.
So this means I can now talk out loud all day long having a conversation with her, rather than talking to myself. And since she has the worlds biggest ears which show her every emotion I can tell that she is listening to me, even if she thinks I'm talking gibberish!!
I would have put a pic of her up, but once you've seen one picture of one Alsatian .....