Robots Without Eyes & Foresight!

April 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm 5 comments

  

Got a few sets through from Make The Day Special Stamp Store including this Kelly Purkey set  

 

It’s just fun. Even my littliest got in on the action  

You can see he crossed out an imperfect one! I’ve coloured them with some watercolour pencils I’ve had for donkeys years and then added a ton of Glossy Accents 

 I guess it’s hard to see from the photo! 

As my dog or my kids easily upstage me, I should mention how we managed to wear out both  my kids and Ted in one fell swoop. 

We popped out to the park with one of my good friends and her two kids. Little did we realise that the world and his wife had also decided to descend there (probably lured by a fair in the grounds that we were unaware of).

The dog is lovely but totally unsocialised and doesn’t know how to act around other dogs. 

My heart sank.

I saw reams of people pouring into the park and further up ahead, dog after dog, after dog.

Not on leads.

My heart dropped further.

He barks and jumps and lunges and then there were all the kids. Masses of running jumping and ‘hello is this your dog’ kinda kids.

I wish I’d had foresight and turned back then and there, but we’d come out and so I put on my big girl pants and pretended to be in charge and stood tall.

Cesar Milan would have been proud of me!

We did it.

Yes, he barked. But not all the time. He walked really well and apart from more heavy panting due to the fact he was stressed- 2.5 hours later we got back to the car.

At points he gave up and simply lay on the floor in protest.   

  

At other points he even let my friend’s littlest take the lead. That was a big moment as her son is a little scared of dogs and Teddy is not good with new people. 

All night long he slept and I was pretty proud. Crazy huh? 

He has so many issues that I didn’t think he’d manage. Should be more trusting. 

He was back to his old tricks this morning- barking at everything … He does NOT like the bin men’s van. Nor the bin men and definitely not the bins.

Ah well.

One victory at a time!

See you soon x

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  • 1. beaumama  |  April 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Bin men are scary…don’t worry he will figure out they aren’t there to harm you or him. Sounds like the “park” day was a roaring success. Cesar Milan would be very pleased that you socialized him. Our dog barked at everything at first, as well. Now, he’s a bit more selective. Still the best watchdog ever, though. Those robots are really cute. Love what you did with their eyes which makes the sentiment so appropriate.

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  • 2. tsurutadesigns  |  April 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I love reading your posts…Your card is fabulous…I love learning new words and had to double check bin men šŸ™‚

    awesome robot card, great coloring.

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  • 3. Ros Crawford  |  April 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hey even the cats go mad when they hear the bin men! Dogs are a lot like kids … it takes time and you have to stay calm … you’ll get there … Terrific card by the way!

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  • 4. Doreen Johnson  |  April 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    My sister in laws dog hated the post men.Why/ Having hurt her back she lay on the bedroom floor,with mirrors arranged to view the front door. 08.30 postman arrives at front door with mail and pulls tongue and harrases the dog,shaking his hand and more. Two weeks later back better, 08.30 she let the dog chase the post man. Revenge.

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    • 5. kerenbaker  |  April 13, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Doreen- that’s a brilliant story. You had me giggling ! Not sure Teddy would come back if we did that !!

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