Posted: 19/02/2018 at 08:30
Yesterday I took Reggie to a ploughing match; just a little local one but around 100 ploughs (through the ages from horse to grey fergie to modern six ploughs) with crowds, noises, children and other dogs.
He's very nervous about sudden noises and doesn't like crowds (much less small children who tend to be allowed to rush at him despite being a German Shepherd/ having "in training" badges on / a muzzle hanging off his harness) but I'm pleased to announce he behaved like a model dog!
Because when he gets stressed he gets reactive my partner doesn't like taking him to events. Which means either I don't get to go or we have to take a long drive to family to drop him off for the day.
I'm hoping now he's older and calmer this year I can work on him to help him relax so we can go out to events more often. We'll see! I think however my biggest issue will be my partner. Still he can stay at home and Reggie and I can go out.
I got my Valentine's apple tree in a large pot on Saturday. I'm not sure where it will go in the garden as it's not dwarf stock but for now it will be fine in this pot on the patio. (I could sit in the pot and the tree was in a pot my foot wouldn't fit in so plenty of space).
I'm pinning lots on my next job interview (this Friday). I'm afraid my current job is very close to my getting signed off sick to protect my delicate mental state. I'm afraid I'm now beyond trying to carry on pushing myself constantly and all avenues for escape will be considered.