Hi, hi everybuddy and happy Friday!!! Do you have great big HUGE plans for the weekend? Whatever you do, I sure hope it’s fun!
Okay, furends, today I needs your advice about something kinda serious.
See, the last few weeks, mom and dad have had a real nice lady named Miss Laurie come over and take me and Brudder Ranger for a walk once a week. Now, I LUVS her a lot and I get SO excited when I see her drive up. And when she comes in the door, I wiggle and wag and tell her how very much happy I am to see her.
But there’s one little problem.
See, I wear this thing called a no-pull harness cuz, well, I gets real excited about getting to where we’re going, and I don’t like to brag BUTT I’m awful strong and mom says I about pull her over if she just tries to walk me on a regular collar. (I say that if she would just walk faster, we wouldn’t have a problem but she doesn’t seem to see my point of view.) So when I wear that harness, it kinda reminds me to take it easy on mom (and dad).
Anyways, when mom or dad puts the harness thingie on me – well, I’m not too terribly crazy abouts it but I don’t mind TOO much cuz I know it means we’re goin’ for a walkie.
But for some reason, when Miss Laurie puts it on me, I get kinda skeered. I don’t mind her putting it over my head but then when she buckles it, it freaks me out for some reason. There have even been a coupla times that I got so nervous that I yelped a little bit. I don’t thinks she pinched me with it. I think it just makes me skeered for some reason. (Edited to add – cuz I forgets that everybuddy doesn’t know this – my dad works from home and he always watches her when she puts it on me every time and he says that she’s doing it just fine.)
So the last few times, Miss Laurie has been sitting on the floor and giving me all sorts of treatsies and talking real soft to try to help me feel more comfy but I’m still not sure about it. Like I said, I luvs her a whole, whole bunch but it’s just this one thing that I don’t really know how to fix. So I was wondering if any of my furends had a good idea on what to do. And even if you don’t have any ideas, maybe you could just tell me that everything’s gonna be okay.
Cuz I wanna be brave. I really, really do. Down to the very tips of my toesies. But sometimes it’s just real hard, you know?