It’s Flo Flo’s second birthday today! Time has flown by. I really haven’t given this post a lot of thought at all (BAD owner!) and I’m too knackered to go for profound (BAD owner!) so I think a little reflection is the order of the day! It seems like yesterday that I was looking out pictures for her first birthday post.
What have we achieved since last year… hmmmmm.
New tricks? Nope. Agility? Nope. Stopped taking the washing off the line? Nope. Stopped having a sneaky chew at the reticulation? Nope. Blimey… what have we done with the last year???
We don’t spend a whole lot of time training and learning new tricks but she does give me her paw now, which she didn’t last year.
She had a trip back to WA where she visited her mum and grandad, as well as her friend Mackie Boomba. She got to travel in style over there, a real step up from the skanky Flomobile that she has to use at home.
She shared her house with a baby for a while – and didn’t eat it, which was a relief for everyone.
She kind of grew up, which has been a bit of a surprise – she no longer wants to be the centre of all chasing games at the beach, but she does still enjoy being chased; she’s just a bit more choosy about who is doing the chasing.
She’s returning to me with greater reliability – I think this might have more to do with her growing up than anything else.
She’s become a big sister. This was exciting for a couple of weeks, then the novelty wore off as Flo’s ears were the constant object of assault with puppy teeth, and when they weren’t being chewed her head was being jumped on by the exuberant addition to the household. It’s becoming more fun again as Elsie has joined us for walks at the beach and Flo has someone to run with.
She’s become less of a cat worrier. George doesn’t even look ’round any more as Flo comes up the hallway. He’s got smaller things to worry about now. Flo and George have developed a sort of shared puppy weariness which seems to have had them waving the white flag at each other!
I suppose mostly this year we just kind of hung out and exhaled after the trials and tribulations of last year. She snoozed on her bed a lot, I used her as a pillow a lot. Hopefully when ADHD Elsie settles down a bit more we can get back to more peaceful snoozing.
I can’t imagine the house without Miss Fab anymore.