So, yesterday my dad successfully installed the dog door in our house, and now we're working to train Montana to go through it. It has been surprisingly easy so far. Considering how scared she can be of new things and confined spaces--for example, if a door is open a few inches, enough for her to get through if she really wanted to, and you stand on the other side calling and calling, she will really WANT to come but she won't be able to bring herself to do it--it is amazing how fast she learned to push open that flap.
The secret is CHEESE. She's never had cheese before and OMG does she LOVE that stuff. Once I showed her the cheese through the flap she would come pushing right through and then practically snatch the cheese out of my hand. It was amazing! And now she totally knows how to go through, and will if you call her even if you don't have cheese.
The only thing is trying to teach her to just... USE the door on her own terms. She doesn't seem to have figured out yet that if she wants to go outside, she should just go through the flap. Instead, she stands at the door looking tragic, and only if you show her the flap and encourage her will she walk through it. Any thoughts on how to help her make the transfer here?
Also yesterday, when I went to get a pedicure with my mom? The pedicurist told me that I have a small plantar's wart on my foot. Am I the only person who is totally grossed out by warts? I actually don't really mind them on other people, but I've never had one myself and I am surprisingly horrified by the concept. The pedicurist thinks that I probably picked it up from the pool at the gym, which is another lovely concept, and also I'm not quite sure what to do to prevent it in the future. I got a little home freeze-off kit at the drugstore and used it last night, so I am hoping that will work and the damn thing will fall off in 10 to 14 days as promised. In the meantime: yuck.
And since apparently yesterday was the day of new things, last night we went to see Cirque du Soleil. It was my first show and it was awesome. Even on some of the really high-flying stuff when the people were CLEARLY WEARING WIRES, I was STILL scared for them. It was just so cool! And they did this awesome thing with a huge spinning figure eight thing with guys doing acrobatic type stuff inside each circle--and then one of them jumped onto the OUTSIDE of the circle and was doing all these leaps and stuff. It was horrifyingly petrifying. And he WASN'T wearing a wire. OMG. I still get tense just thinking about it. But I also loved it.
Lastly yesterday, I started a September discussion over at Very Bookish about Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. This book is awesome! So go over there and discuss it!
So yeah! Yesterday was quite the day. Now I'm off to encourage the dog to walk through her dog door again. I know, my life is so GLAMOROUS.
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