For the first two days I had to carry Georgia into dog school and she fought me all the way. She is on her fourth day now and I can lead her into the dog school - once I get her out of the car. But she is fine once she gets inside and there is much excitement and tail wagging when she sees the teachers and the other dogs.
She is exhausted when she gets home - from all the playing and instruction - and just crashes most of the time. Sissi has taken to coming downstairs and sitting and looking at her lying in her bed.
This is progress.
She does not appear to be intellectually gifted but if she puts her mind to it she can sit, lie down and stay. At the moment we are training her to walk without pulling our arms out of their sockets.
In the meantime Antonio has been scraping for three days. Apparently (surprise!) when he got into the job he found a lot more problems and rot in some of the timber up high. He is certainly right as I have seen the stuff that he has been pulling out. This is 30 feet off the ground so there is no chance of seeing it from below.
Today he has moved on from scraping and has started painting which will take another day. Then he will move inside and there will be more scraping and banging. This is actually hard to hear as he listens to a Spanish speaking radio station and he has it very loud. I guess he has to if he is perched 30 feet in the sky.
I have tested the weed muncher and it is a ball tearer. It goes like the clappers and feeds its own line. I am so pleased I may do the vacant lot across the road.
It is 4 July on Saturday and I have out our flag out. We will be having a barbecue and dodging the missiles as they cascade down from the sky. I will have the hose ready in case the house catches on fire.