Sometimes in life you are faced with some unrecognizable circumstances. It is then that you must step back and take a look at what you have accomplished, not what you have not.
Awhile back I had taken a photo challenge by A Mac. Some photos of the new dog that I had adopted named Trudee, she is adorable and we love her but... there were times when the family, including myself, had been stressed to the point of giving up with utter frustration.
In this stage in my life, I never would have imagined hitting a blank when it came to training an animal. Having had trained countless animals for years, I haven't encountered a Trudee before. But here I was faced with this wall, and I was stuck. Giving up is not a n option, I was in this for the duration, whether I liked or not.
You see she is so fascinated by the felines in our home, and the many wondering about our farm, she losses herself into a trance of horror. Unable to concentrate the basic commands, and or bodily functions needed in day to day living.
Being one on the positive side, and believing in oneself to withstand a rough sea, or treacherous storm, and understanding that it is never an easy feat, it is just another learning experience that we must take to make us stronger as individuals. So I choose to work with her, and so here I am with thoughts of Argh!
But if I choose to look down when faced with uncertainty, I shall undoubtedly run into a wall, but without a doubt I would always see a pothole. As you look down you are able to recognize the uneven surfaces, but are unable to look up to see the horizon for fear of the unknown. So, I took a break today and started from square one with her, back to the basics so to speak...1,2 and 3.
We loaded the car with canines and coolers, and headed to the lake to swim Trudee into tolerance over her fear and overreaction to felines. Proudly I write, we have both reached an agreement. I will take her swimming, if she doesn't eat my felines.
We will have to call this one a draw.