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During the first few days after she arrived, Salma was - not unnaturally - a little unsettled and even confused. Where am I? Everything is new here! New people, new dog, cats… She needed to follow us around whenever we moved as it appeared that we were her anchor in this new environment. After a [...]

By |2021-05-21T11:43:01+02:00May 21st, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Pata inflamada

Last night I noticed that Salma was nibbling at a hind paw. On examination I discovered that the right hind paw was red and inflamed between the pads. She may have stood on something which irritated it but was not apparent at the time. I put a few drops on German Chamomile in between the [...]

By |2021-05-19T14:28:08+02:00May 19th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Urban Experiences

This morning we went into town to give Salma an urban experience of waking in town on lead. What an exhausting morning she had!!! She travelled very quietly in the car but when she arrived in the town she was quite overexcited by so much going on – cars, people walking around, noises (a delivery [...]

By |2021-05-18T13:51:44+02:00May 18th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New experiences

This morning we went shopping. Mimi and Salma stayed quite happily in the car. This was Salma’s first time to stay in the car without human company.  Afterwards I took them out to the end of the car park near the road. Salma was mesmerised watching the traffic. She was moving her head like she [...]

By |2021-05-13T17:38:45+02:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Free work and leading

Yesterday afternoon we did two exercises. The first was free work. I put out a variety of different surfaces, some smooth and others more rough and a tray with a few plastic balls, and placed pieces of cheese on them. Salma did not have a clue at first but Mimi, who in the past would [...]

By |2021-04-28T15:02:19+02:00April 27th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Settling in

20 April This morning we went to the beach. On the way there Salma lay down in the caravan when the road was straight but sat up when there were bends. She ran and explored and sniffed but she was always attentive to us and came back every so often to check on [...]

By |2021-04-25T14:30:55+02:00April 25th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Salma, the New Arrival

April 15th Today we picked up Salma, the new member of the family. This is the first time that we have taken an adult dog who had a home but didn’t know us beforehand. Three of the dogs we have had came to us when their owners died, but we knew them before. Our first [...]

By |2021-04-25T14:04:56+02:00April 18th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bobby: what a sad existence!

Almost every afternoon we have been walking past a property where nobody lives. Today we met a neighbour who invited us to go inside. He said “Maybe we will see Bobby.” Bobby turned out to be a dog. In all the times we had passed by we had never seen or heard a sound. We [...]

By |2021-02-19T17:34:23+01:00February 19th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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