Friday, 16 July 2010

Blogging

I have not blogged for sometime and it has taken me absolutely ages to download Chad's photo's of his trip to the Kruger Park and he deleted the ones of himself.  I don't know if I am angry at him or more angry at myself for once again not downloading them straight away.

I have still not learnt, from all I have been through, not to put off what you can do today until tomorrow.

To be honest, I have lost interest in blogging.  It is one of my negative traits, to lose interest in anything and everything in a very short time.
I start off eagerly and then just give up.  I now know who Chad takes after, because he does the same.  I did not realise it before, but now I know I do it as well.  It has just gotten worse these past few years, which is why I only realised it now.
A few weeks ago, I was determined to train our Bull Terrier, who was driving me insane.  I bought a book on training dogs, after being told by a so called Bull Terrier Specialist trainer, that my dog cannot be trained as Bull Terriers cannot live with other dogs.  The problem was that he started attacking the other dogs and it was getting too much and this person advertised that she has a 100% success rate in socialising bull terriers, but was not interested in training ours that is two years old and basically said we must either get rid of him or the other dogs.  This is not an option as I told her.  If a parent has a delinquent child, they do not simply get rid of the child and the problem.

I have never liked Bull Terriers and did not want one, but Mark won and we got this little brat.  I have had a long struggle bonding with him, but cannot get rid of him.  The turning point for me in judging him, was one day realising that although people say bull terriers do not like cats and always attack them and or kill them, our bull terrier is good with our cat, who actually does not like any of our dogs and usually attacks them when they are in the house, the house is her territory and outside is theirs so she avoids them outside.  They all live in harmony, but she does have her moments and attacks them when they get in her way in the house, yet the only dog she rubs up against whilst purring is the bull terrier and he allows her to do this - so he is not as bad as I sometimes think he is.

After he had a fight with our baby bull dog, I took him to be neutered, something Mark was against, why I can't tell you, but the last straw was fighting with her.  He seems to have calmed down a bit, although it does take a few months for the hormones to disappear altogether, so we just have to wait and see.

As for the training, I have lost interest, mainly do to it being so cold and all I have accomplished is getting him to learn to sit, the rest has sorely tested my patience, especially walking on the lead.  He loves walking, but gets so excited and macho, that I am trying to get him to walk calmly, without pulling and going completely aggro. That I think will take forever.

Well to get back to doing some work in this terribly cold weather.

Till Next Time



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