We purchased pet insurance from Pet Plan today.
I’m beginning to realize how buying the dog is just the first expense… now, this really isn’t a big surprise to me, but all the little things add up.
- Car seat cover
- Car seatbelt leash
- Travel water bowl
- Pet bed
- Training leash
- Training treats
- Dental care
- Pet insurance
- Chew toys/treats/bones
- Treat/poop bag pouch
- Poop bags
and this is just beginning.
Enty is missing her previous owner. I think she’s starting to realize she lives with us now, but every time the city bus goes by she watches it, I’m pretty sure it’s to see if he’s getting off and coming for her. My heart goes out to her… so much change and so hard to understand it’s permanent. How do I communicate to her that we are her people now?
Charlie has been feeling a little under the weather the last couple of days, so Enty and I have been doing more walking together while he rests and recuperates. She’s doing so well and stayed on heel for most of our half our walk this afternoon! She just adores other people and is learning to sit to meet them. The neighbourhood kids are intrigued and call her, but when she comes to them they run away, so there is some kid training that needs to be done as well. It will likely benefit us in the end, as it’s a great opportunity to teach her to not chase after them, and to ignore them even if they call to her.
The pictures for this post came from when we introduced her to the river this week, and she was cautious at first and then jumped right in! She made me laugh!
I’m teaching Enty the command “Go to Charlie”. I want to be able to send her over to him as soon as I see he needs her. I’m teaching Charlie to reward her when she comes to him, how to play with her, how to be consistent with his commands, etc. Sometimes I think we, the people, need more dog training than the dog does!
Next on the list is to meet with a regular trainer, and within the next month to meet with the service dog trainer. I still need to stop by the doctors office to pick up the medical letter for Enty as well, it’s waiting for me, I just need to make the trip there to get it.
Thanks for following our journey! We’re looking at fundraiser options again, if you have any ideas, please drop them in the comments!! I’m starting to look into a car wash before summer ends, and with this heat, maybe I’ll get the boys and Enty to sell some Freezies instead of having a lemonade stand!