Thursday, 11 April 2013

Monkey day 4

What an exciting walk we had this morning. So much to see and hear.

Not only was it bin day - but the Boy Of The House (BOTH) and the Girl Of The House (GOTH) were back at school after the Easter holiday break. I know - a bit mean having to go back in the middle of the week – the BOTH as pupil and the GOTH in her role as a teaching assistant.

The structure of the days so far has been preparing for this - with get-ups, toilet, walks and breakfast being arranged to fit around the rest of the Pritchard pack. What can I say, it worked perfectly. Monkey slotted in without a murmur.

The main concern was how the walk would go as we were timing it so there would be a lot of the BOTH’s schoolmates coming and going as the term started and we could see how the activity affected Monkey.

He was very alert with a spring in his step as he took in all the people bustling about. The traffic also seems to engage him as his head is all over the place looking and listening. He is a little anxious with the cars but not in a way that puts him off his stride and I’m sure with a few more walks Monkey will soon relegate the traffic noise to the background as we all have learned to do. He also got to meet Winnie’s old friend the crossing patrol lady.

Back home the cheese was used to encourage breakfast and also to help as we try to move his bowl out of the front room towards, and finally, into the kitchen.

Quieter afternoon walk. Passed a Labrador without too much fuss. It feels as though Monkey wants to make friends rather than cause trouble but with the muzzle on other owners, quite rightly, hold their dogs back or even cross the road.

Monkey decided to have his dinner closer to him. My fault. I'd put dinner by the door as I did this morning but came back to the room to try to get a picture so Monkey thought he'd sit back down on his bed.


Kari in Alaska said...

Sounds like he is really settling in. Can't wait to learn more about his personality

Stop on by for a visit

Sue said...

So glad he is fitting in. It's amazing how they cope with it all. I saw a programme the other week about how accute the dogs senses are. Apparetly they can even hear the buzz electrical products give off.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Monkey would get along fine with my Lily. We don't know if she wants to be friends or scare every furry body off
Benny & Lily

scotsmad said...

Sounds like things are progressing well. He looks so relaxed in that last photo.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Susie and Sidebite said...

We be getting there, Keep up the good work Monkey, them peeps are there for you now!

The Mad Scots

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Monkey is NOT going to Monkey Around with this gettin to know you stuffs.
Way to Go!!!

jet said...

I have to request more photos of the boy, he looks adorable but more photos will confirm ;)


He will be making friends in no time.

What Remains Now said...

I'm so happy that Monkey is settling in so well. Hopefully that will continue and then BAM! little Monkey's personality will start to come out. What a good boy.

houndstooth said...

It sounds like Monkey is settling in perfectly! I'd be worried if he wasn't noticing the new sights and sounds, but it sounds like he has a natural curiosity about the world. :)

gyeong said...

What a sweet boy. A couple of more posts, and it'll be like he was always there.

Molly The Wally said...

Funny how people get nervous when a dog has a muzzle on. Surely it should be the opposite? Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly