Obedience class – Beginner 3

So this was our third obedience class and there were only four of us in this class, so there was more attention provided by the trainer. Walking to heel I noticed when we were practising heelwork and walking around a circle anti clockwise that Artemis was sniffing the grass. Perhaps because whenever we walk her [...]

October 2022

What a busy month. October has been work work work, so having some relaxing chill time has been amazing. Having a dog has also really helped me stay present and in the moment. I understand that deadlines loom and tasks have to be completed, yet Artemis has somehow drawn me back to notice what's really [...]

Obedience class – Beginner 2

Back again for some obedience training and learning lots again. Calling your dog's name The trainer said not to call your dog's name without a command, and that calling your dog's name implies movement or that you want your dog to actively move. This was new to me and a good housekeeping rule. Walking vs [...]

Obedience class – Beginner 1

So we have taken the fur ball to obedience class, because Artemis surprisingly responds to commands - anything for a treat. In this first beginner class we learnt how to hold the lead, walk to heel, and turn about. Holding the lead So it turns out I've been holding the lead wrong! I was aware [...]

Polesden Lacey

Wanting a little sunshine now that Autumn is upon us and I'm reminded of our lovely visit to National Trust manor house Polesden Lacey during the heatwave in the summer. I remember visiting this lovely manor house because I recall that we were unable to visit the top floor, as someone fainted due to the [...]

September 2022

So September has been an exhausting and tiring month - our first full month after adopting a fur ball, as well as some new work responsibilities racking up. Reading back on my daily gratitudes it appears I needed a lot of rest and recuperation. I'm grateful that I'm learning to ask for help and support [...]

Stirling – Part 2 A Beautiful View

A delayed Part 2 post of our Stirling holiday, which was months ago. Part 1 summarises the historic importance of the city, whilst Part 2 focuses on some touristy places with some amazing views. Stirling Castle The main event: as mentioned in Part 1, a tour guide in Skye last year raved about Stirling and [...]