Today I beat the agoraphobia monster! Hestia was running out of food, so we headed on over to PetSmart to get her more food. While there, Brad wanted to try a different microphone configuration so we took a couple of videos. Pet store + videos + pictures = good impetus to leave the house!
The first video we took was showing off four of Hestia’s tricks– round, loop, shake, and high five. She did an excellent job, so as usual, I pushed her too hard to do more… Brad was trying to tell me that she did excellently so I need to listen to my friends Bit and Marilyn about stopping when things are good and not always pushing. Oh well, I’m working on it. I just get so excited she’s doing well that I want to keep going!
We took another video of how to play/engage with your dog in a highly distracting environment. I skipped around with Miss Hestia and did some find its after running a little bit. I even threw a treat between my legs! On this one I messed up a little bit, I didn’t tell her “left” early enough and so I kinda tripped over Hestia! Then at the end I almost fell over!
Brad took some still pictures of us there, too. My favorite is one where I am holding a blue knobby ball up to the camera, and I am out of focus in the background. The other day I was trying to describe a feeling, and it was blue and knobby. This ball looked exactly like what I was feeling!
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Loved the videos and pictures ! My favorite is the one of you smiling walking out of the store with Hestia (in the sun light) ! You told that agoraphobia where to stick it today !
Thank you! I love that picture too!
I love to see you out and about having fun. Hestia did great for being in Petsmart. That is a tough one.
Thanks! Yes, she was preoccupied by all the other dogs in the store!
That blue ball looks exactly like one of Tao’s faves!!! Hestia’s all like “make with the treats, lady, I’m too cute for this” LOLOL Fantastic job on telling the monster to go kick rocks 😀
I wanted to buy it so badly, but I know neither of my dogs would play with it 🙁 Thanks for the support!