A Successful Mix

Well today I took Ushi down to meet my grannys dog.

I decided to work Ushi before taking her down to meet Ash. I thought it would tire her out. She hadn’t spent in the morning, so I let her go again before our walk. Yet again no spending, (I did it off lead this time). I thought i’d be there all day so decided to try and do the walk.

We just did the church route. I was thinking that it was a fabulous route, when we came across a dog across the road, so I stopped Ushi before she got distracted and waited until they were further on. There is this part near the church where you sort of drift round to the right, before picking up the straight line again. Of course Ushi decided to take me up near the estate again that she took me to in the snow. She has been doing that for the past couple of days. While trying to get her back on track, she does a big massive jump! I really corrected her for that. I then had to check to make sure it wasn’t a person, which thankfully it wasn’t. There must have been a bird she was after. The rest of the way home was uneventful.

We had a little rest for a bit until dad came up. Ushi still hadn’t spent, but I was going to give her an opportunity to do it on the journey as it’s quite a long walk down. So near to grannys I let her go, and she just peed.

When we got to grannys house, I didn’t mix the dogs like i’d planned. Ash was wondering round anyway, so I thought i’d see how they got on. I took off the halty and decided to take off the lead too. They had their introductory sniffs, before Ushi ran out to near where the kitchen was, and decided to drop her load. I was a bit annoyed as she had plenty of time to go, she was just holding on. I was really sorry and kept apologising. I sounded a bit angry towards Ushi, and granny was like “it’s alright, if the dog has to go, it has to go”. I explained that I didn’t like her doing it though. We let her outside to see if she needed to go again, but she just came wondering back in again.

Ash came over to us, wagging her tail madly. They then had a bound, and Ushi started chasing Ash. Ash wanted to go to bed, but she came out again shortly afterwards. Tails were still wagging, and there was no growling or anything from either dog. They did seem slightly nervous of each other, but they still came close, and sniffed each other. I think Ash was more nervous cause of the size of Ushi compared to Ash. Ash is a springer, so quite small compared to Ushi.

Whenever Ash went over to the other side of the room, ushi turned her head and was like “where has she gone?”.

So I think it was a successful mix. There was no growling, and Ushi wasn’t submitting herself to Ash or anything. So a much better result than when we introduced Ushi and Sally! So Ash is coming home tomorrow. I’m thinking of letting them have a wonder/play again tomorrow, and I might even have Ushi out the back just so there won’t be any accidents. I thinnk she spent cause it was all the excitement and that. It was solid though compared to when she did it in the shopping centre.

I may be doing all this wrong, but I think they will get on. Maybe i’m doing the introducing thing wrong, but they seem pritty comfy with each other. I’d say if something was going to happen, it would have happened within the first couple of minutes.

So my little brother will be happy!

In other news, my phone is being rather weird. It keeps saying “no mail box defined. Define now?” when I haven’t pressed anything. Plus when I go to text, it only says a letter, then it’s like it doesn’t register me pressing the keys. I’ve turned it off, taken the battery out, left it, but it’s still being weird. My menus work though lol. I might take it into vodafone if it continues.
All in all it was a good day!



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