2nd Day Of Home TrainingPosted: September 14, 2010
Today had a rather shakey start to the morning….
It was about 7 o’clock. I was up as I was going to have breakfast first, before I fed Ushi. Mum nipped into my room to get something. We forgot that Sally the pet dog was still upstairs. Before I knew it, Sally was in the room. She instantly ran over to Ushi and started growling. There was no “hellos” or anything, just total growling. It was quite a shock to a morning!! I checked out Ushi and she seemed fine, but she didn’t eat all her food. She normally wolfs it down, but she left quite a bit. Poor girl.
I was deffinetly on my guard for the rest of the morning.
The instructors came out at about 10 o’clock. My instructor was being observed by another instructor, as the one yesterday couldn’t do it. This was the instructor that I had on my Guide dog assessment. We were just sitting chatting, when she noticed a little puncture wound on Ushi’s neck. So Sally must have latched onto Ushi. Poor girl. They said that most of the time they can’t be felt, but if they get infected, then they will have a big lump on their neck, and the collar and that can rub against it.
So we headed off in the car to the vets. We decided to get Ushi registered while we were there, so that we could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. I braught my “health book” just in case.
She rushed into the vets. Had to tell her to “steady” all the time. We just went straight up to reception. Our surgery opens from 9 to 10, then 2 until 3, and then half 5 to 20 past 6 I think. When we got there it was like 20 past 10, and the receptionist was like “we don’t have a clinic until 2 o’clock”, but my instructor was like “we won’t be back after 12”. The receptionist then said that she would get one of the vets to have a look at her. While we were waiting for the vet to come, we got her registered. This only took about 5 minutes. The vet came, and said that we just had to keep an eye on her wound, but that if something was to happen, it would happen in about 24 hours after it happened. After the vet looked at Ushi, she was up and ready to go. I think she thought that she was ready after that! I still had hold of the lead though, so got her to come back over to me.
When we were ready to go, we walked out of the surgery. She pulled quite furiously lol. Had to get her to “steady” loads, then she started to shake a bit, but apparently the dogs all kind of shake a bit when they come out, as they might have had a painful experience or something.
We went back to the house, to then start her walk.
We just did the same walk as yesterday, and she wasn’t bothered by the lions at all, that I had mentioned yesterday. However there were two dogs behind a gate on our walk. As we walked past them, Ushi had a massive shake and kind of stopped. I think that was because of what had happened in the morning.
Sally is going to be re homed. I don’t want her about because of how agressive she was. I just don’t think Sally will ever get on with Ushi. Mum is looking for another home, although there is still no word if she is going or not. She will go to kennels if she can’t get a home. Mum rang on Tuesday, and it’s now Friday when i’m writing this. I am going to backdate it to Tuesday though.
Oh and Ro, the reason why your blogroll mightn’t have been updating was because I changed the dates of class and that as it would be more real if it happened on the day rather than ages later. I hope this is okay-and I don’t feel like i’m home either!! It still feels rather weird to be home!!! But that is why your blogroll might not update. You can always browse through the entries again if you are bored or something lol.
I really hope that Sally is re homed sooner rather than later, as i’m constantly on edge when she is about, as i worry in case Tuesday happens again.
Oh, and is it normal to feel kind of jealous when others spend time with Ushi? I kept thinking that it might ruen my bond!! I felt terrible when I was told that Sally had to go though, as I just felt really guilty, but Ushi is the most important.