First an update on Benji. We have only recently realised that the WaWa does not attack Benji when they are outside. They wander around the place together, they find good spots in the early winter sun and sit down together. They actually play together outside. However, when they are back in the house all bets are off. The WaWa – as far as we can ascertain – is the defender of Annabell against everyone. When anyone comes near her the WaWa positions herself in the front and sits on Annabell’s foot – ready to attack anyone who threatens. Take that a step further and the WaWa is the protector of the house – her mission if life is to protect the house and protect Annabell – even against me. If I go into the kitchen to talk, the WaWa will rush in, position herself between me and Annabell, with her back paws on Annabell’s foot. If I go to Annabell’s room, the WaWa will come racing up the hall – barking all the way – run into the room and position herself between us. Thus, the WaWa sees Benji as a threat to her mistress. The difference between the inside and the outside WaWa is amazing. And we have only just cottoned on to this.
The workmen came yesterday (Tuesday) and worked for a couple of hours. The reason it took so long was the “hidden obstacles”. I knew there was a concrete slab at the back but what I didn’t know was how far it extended since the previous owners had covered up that area with topsoil and gravel. It took a fair chunk of time to remove that. However, even the workmen were pleased with the result and I now have a “workable”area. I did say that I don’t have plans, but I do have ideas – whether they work or not is a moot point – but I think they are good ideas. However, the next task is to have the back fence repaired and I am not certain when that’s getting done.
My son wanted to borrow my trailer, which meant a trip to the dump to get it emptied then take it over to his place. On the way I picked up my other son who was going to help me. Well we did
that and drove to Andrew’s place to pass over the trailer. Instead we stayed there and helped him clean up. John and I loaded the trailer with all the green waste ( tree and bush cuttings) and was in the process of trying to tie it down when Andrew decided to tell us that he has a portable green waste shredder in the garage. We will draw a curtain on the next ten minutes but I understand a shearer passed by and blushed. We emptied the trailer and
used the shredder – much better. Took the trailer to the dump and guess who had not brought any money with him?? Guess who paid the dump fee?? Well I suppose fathers have to be useful for something :o)
Sunday 12th: Benji was in a strange mood this morning. Don’t know what happened but he was covered in tattoos, smelled like a distillery and was reluctant to get out of bed. Finally got him out and the morning walk took twice as long because he kept stopping and was determined to water every tuft of grass. He’s a worry.
Oh a quick PS. I think we might have the WaWa for a tad “longer than the “few months”. In the current economic climate it may take Sooah and her husband longer to get back to Australia.
7 thoughts on “Benji, WaWa, Dump and Sons”
Uhoh… what happened to you benji? I think whatever they ask you, the best answer is: wasn’t me :o) btw: one of our neighbors had two wawa’s once, they both had a very strong guardian-instinct and fought without a break for the love of their owner. They two pups did the wildest things to catch the attention of their people, the bitch even shredded the pants of a construction worker who came to close to wawa-kingdom :o)
Oh my it’s never dull there is it :) our garden is a mess but it’s too cold and wet (yay rain) to do much..glad you have found a trigger to WaWa’s issues :) and as for Benji..i think you will find he had a great time at the chaos pawty..check him out here…http://ourpawpad.wordpress.com
Angel Forrest looked after him ;)
Thank you and thank you to Angel Forrest for looking after Benji. I think he had a good time and it certainly looked like fun – and a lot of work.
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Easy’s Mum sure did work hard..Angel Forrest had a great time and he drove Benji and Houdini and Sammy home safely..he looks pretty cool in Fozziedad old pawlice car does your boy :)
Maybe Annabell needs to lay down the law with the Wa-Wa? Hope it gets sorted out especially if you’re going to be the custodial pawrent longer than originally thought. As for the big clean up…well, what does one say other than…KIDS! :)
The WaWa has been conditioned and we don’t know how to break that conditioning. Sooah treated the WaWa as her baby- she handed over toys, treats and clothing. So giving her upbringing I have no idea how we can lay down the law at this stage. I did tell the Vet that we now had Sooah’s dog and to alter his records – “oh you have the Baby do you? :o)
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I’ve heard you can teach an old dog new tricks but it’s “tough love”