The Furlong dog has been with us for over a year now.
He is far the best dog we have ever had as regards human-training.
He is an absolutely dedicated human-trainer.
If it’s food time, it has to be the same time daily. But now we have changed the clocks, it’s still Summer time for him.
Walking time used to be eleven in the morning.
Lunch used to be at noon.
Supper used to be at four-o’clock, but now it’s at three.
Bedtime is used to be at ten, but now it’s at nine.
He gets a Kong with a bit of peanut butter in it after the last wee. He is insisting he gets it at nine now, instead of the old ten o’ clock.
And when he is in his nest (Chihuahua’s sleep in nests, did you know?) before lights out, he insists on having his teeth cleaned before the rest of us have cleaned ours or even got into our jimjams.
His servants are rebelling without much success. We are attempting to keep to new time. Winter time. But when it’s getting dark and gloomy at three, you cannot convince a dedicated human-trainer that it is not four o’clock already. We have started watching late movies on the telly to flummox our master. And going to bed/walking/ having luncheon at a different time.
Thank God Bass-the-dog is a very late sleeper, so his servants are allowed long lie-ins in the mornings…..