February 14, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I got up early, walked Danny Boy and went off to the Toastmaster’s Training meeting near Atlantic City. I got home around 1:30 and took a happy dog out for his walk. I had to wait a few minutes because Duke, my neighbor’s boxer got away. The neighbor boys were chasing after him. I wrote out some bills and took Danny with me to the mailbox at the post office.

During my late afternoon walk, Frosty the Husky was being walked out front so I went the other direction and another neighbor’s rotweiller got away. I had to scoop up Danny in my arms and kept turning my back to the dog until the owner got him or her. The dog kind of sniffed around toward Danny. I told the dog to sit and it looked at me but didn’t sit. Yesterday, another neighbor’s pit bull got away and was coming toward us. I told it to stay and it did, much to my relief and surprise.

It is becoming a dangerous neighborhood for Danny. There is nowhere I can walk without someone’s dog getting loose.

I watched my movie tonight. It’s called Far and Away. It was good. I have another one for tomorrow.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at February 14, 2009 10:39 PM

Hello Karol,

U'm glad you're having some luck getting the neighbor's dogs to obey you. It's not like they are just sweet little puppies, the dogs you're confronting are dogs that can be quite dangerous. Of course, that is not always the case, much of what a dog knows is how he/she is raised and trained. We have watched Cesar Milan's show some. He says he rehabilitates dogs and trains people. He does some quite miraculous thing with some very mean dogs. He is called the Dog Whisperer and his rehabilitating is done with a quiet confidence. He works with many pit bulls and rotweilers and he says they are not born mean dogs, but, are trained to be mean. Well, anyway, what I'm thinking is you must have some of his calm traits to confront the dogs you and Danny Boy have met lately. I pray you are both always safe.

I hope your weekend was good. Love, Ruth

Posted by: Ruth at February 15, 2009 10:22 PM