August 8, 2015 by The Dog Rules
Yes, I have a new theme. It is an unintentional happenstance. Whilst plodding through the myriad options and trying them on I accidentally slipped up and this theme is what I now have. I couldn’t find my original theme. Sigh.
I feel as though I have just wasted valuable time getting lost in the finicky task of “choosing a new theme” for my blog. The feeling is very similar to being told that the event to which you’ve been invited now suddenly requires you to come up with a brand new outfit. Gosh there are so much other things involved in preparation for the event and NOW I have to go shopping too? So I’m metaphorically in that little cubicle with loads of things to try on and in the back of my head is that nagging little voice reminding me of the other things I need to get done. In that moment none of the styles are appealing and none of the colours are to my liking. The petulant child in me doesn’t want to go to the party in these stupid new clothes. They might look pretty but they don’t have useful things, like pockets.
Alrighty then. Stepping back into my purpose for writing. The dog has chewed through a section of his harness and that piece of equipment is gone. I have this other harness, not quite as familiar to put on as the original and without the same features. It fits the dog well enough to safely take him out without losing him. I’m a bit concerned that it might chafe in a few places and will keep a watch on that until I have the opportunity to replace it.
Is the colour of the harness going to affect the way I can work with or train the dog? As long as I can clearly communicate with the dog, does it matter whether or not that communication is verbal, whistles or hand signals? Dog is dancing; eager to run the Agility Course! Will our successful run matter what pattern the course is or the colour of the equipment?