|I am this bored!|
As our sick leave requires, we need to avoid hard physical exercise and keep focusing on the psychological one. But as you can imagine, with an adolescent staffy, it is so d**n hard! The forest has been a no-no for us for THREE WEEKS NOW. What a shame! Plain walks on a leash... and they are getting really boring. Luumu has energy as never before (or better said: as always), and keeping him resting is a bigger problem than solving the world's energy crisis! We are having a bigger energy crisis at home at the moment! Too much energy - and a too week knee! Luumu has been able to run free in our yard, but always observed. Tug-of-war is banned, ball games are banned, running around like a madman is banned - everything fun is banned, and I feel like a bitching bore. For Luumu, at least, I think I am. Even though I am as bad as a catholic school teacher, he still has these crazy moments, when he just bursts energy - and it takes a few seconds before I am able to stop him. Sometimes he just needs to chase the cat or buck like a little pony. Despite of all this caution and care, he managed to slip indoors on the floor, and I am afraid the recovering process took leaps backwards :/ Just what we needed... more rest!
|I don't get to do anything else except pose...|
Well, to keep us both sane (and to prevent the cat from moving out), I created our first BLOOD TRAIL! I've never done that before, but how hard can it be? I had collected some blood from Luumu's daily meals: lamb, pork, chicken, turkey and beef meat & bones. I took the blood out of the freezer, let it melt, and soaked a small towel in it. Then I dragged the bloody towel from point A to point B in our yard, and tried not to make the trail too difficult for the first time. I also made sure not to step onto the trail after leaving it. I've been told that the trail should settle down for 30 mins or so, but I was too excited to wait! In this video, you can see how it went. Luumu had a couple of distractions, but made to the finish line in the end - and a fresh, raw turkey wing was there waiting for him!
|The blood, the towel and the prize for the finish line - turkey wing!|
|Because I used all kinds of blood, it was pretty light coloured.|
|What a hunt - what a great prize! (And the dinner for the day - check!)|
|Did you hear something - I hope no-one's coming to steal my reward!|
|And a pose in the end, of course :)|