Posted: 02/02/2015 at 16:12
@DD, hope you can dodge that bug because you do so much keeping the place ticking over. Also, kids naturally pick up language easily because the brain is very receptive up until about teenage years, when the learning capacity shrinks considerably...or so the experts tell us Speaking another language involves so much more than just learning words. You have to separate what others are saying, which can come with slurs, accents and environmental sounds. On top of that, I don't envy the French grammar but I do envy living in France...will be my retirement home I hope
Shadow sounds exactly like Flynn for nicking stuff and dashing off with it although we have since trained him to drop it again.
It was a necessary bit of training after the little thing stole a chicken bone when my grown-up son accidentally left his plate on the floor and the dog unsupervised. So we chased him around the house for a good few minutes and then the bone disappeared and we were quite puzzled.
Flynn seemed fine, he was too small to swallow that great big bone? although he kept being a little bit sick later that night and eventually coughed the bone back up. How he swallowed the thing for the size of him, I really don't know...how he then managed to bring it back up...well, suffice to say, he now drops on command including lids, litter, fox poo, cat poo in the garden ofc, and yesterday...chewing gum thrown over the fence although bones are very tempting so...