This was the last day of basement finishing, half day actually. They also planed down a bathroom door that was difficult to close, refinished the edge and rehung the door. While they were finishing up, we tripped down to the local garbage drop off, the post office and the local hardware store and bought 50 lbs of contractor mix and 25 lbs of white clover to seed the area that our friendly contractor neighbor plowed and harrowed to make it mowable eventually.
After delivering the seed and a dozen 6 foot T posts back to the house, we picked up the pups and the solar electric fence charger that we bought yesterday for a return as it was too wussy to keep deer out of the garden. The charger ended up being returned as they didn’t have the one we needed and off we went up the road to Southern States where we were able to get the correct charger, a ground rod and clamp.
The pups then got about a 30 minute playtime at a park before Meeko had her individual training session. This was a 70 minute waste of time. She walked around the store a few times, then went into balk mode, flopped down on her side and refused to move. This is the behavior that caused my meltdown yesterday. The trainer’s assessment was that she was fearful, we already knew that, that she is still trying to assert dominance over us, we knew that also, but gave us no real suggestions about what to do.
After getting home, preparing and eating dinner, we went out to sow the grass seed and clover, pick up rocks again, and the puppies played, chasing each other, tossing grass clods, rooting their noses through the freshly plowed earth. By dark, there are still many many rocks, the seeding is done, the puppy is no closer to being trained and we are exhausted. Now it is time for a milk stout, some TV and maybe some chocolate.