First day back at work, nice to be back I have to say. Looking for new things to try and have seen #zenart on instagram. So gave it a try. Have to say did not do overly well at it despite printing off step by step guilds on Pinterest. May have another try at some point.
Trying different ways to socialise Dixie and so we wandered down to DD1 again once the three wee ones were in bed. She is definitely more relaxed in the house than she was. She was quite happy to be handed to Fifi and for me to walk towards Fifi and get stroked. But if I had hold of her and Fifi walked towards me the growling started again. But still a small step in the right direction.
Tonight I got DD1 to come up and come in the house. Our problem is we do not get many visitors but I still need a dog that will relax and be comfortable with people in. So we walked down the road to meet DD1 and for Dixie to say hello to her in the street and then DD1 held the lead and brought her into the house. Dixie had a few growls but was willing enough to take pieces of chicken from her. Dixis sat on her knee for 10 minutes while we all held a conversation and DD1 stroked her and talked to her and she was pretty relaxed and happy to stay on her knee. But when she put her down and Dixie went back to hubby she started barking again. She did venture over for more bits of chicken but with low growling. Might not sound good but a step in the right direction as far as I am concerned.
We had her out for a walk today, hubby was trying to get her interested in digging under rocks that he moved for her.
A win over on Instagram got delivered today. The haggis bites were to spicy for me but hubby enjoyed them and the mash and turnip ( which has milk and butter in). He is fussy about mash potatoes but said these were a good solid none mushy potato, great consistency and very tasty.
Today we have got the small shed reassembled at the bottom of the garden. Had to get SIL1 to help hubby get the roof on as I was not risking messing the shoulder up again.
Burns Night, so yes we had haggis tatties and neeps. This is hubbys tea, ( hence the butter dolloped on the potatoes as in this house mashed potato is exactly that, mashed potato with nothing added) his haggis of choice is McSweens, in our opinion the best make on the market. 'I had the McSween vegetarian haggis as it is less spicy than the real thing and a very nice eat. Have to add the dog would not eat the bit I left her.
Dixie was lying in the sun chewing one of her denti stixs.
Got a Jury Citation as been picked to do jury duty, again, hated it the last time. I know other people have never been picked so why me a second time? Shame my sick line is not in place still. Most annoying thing about this is DD1 needs a babysitter for a family funeral that day and I cant look after them.