With the world in upheaval as it has been, I guess I should be happy with things that stay the same...but, then again...
Three years today and the whining continues, the stubbornness persists and the struggle to be taken seriously as the boss is a daily challenge. She has become very comfortable and now takes up the bed, snoring under the covers I place over her to keep her warm. She has bags and bags of different treats to keep her busy and happy, and she still wants more,
She now has a bed set up in the back of the car to keep her from getting car sick, and I now drive her to see her best friend every day after a long day of work so she can play. This includes getting up at 5:30am on the weekends to do the same and many times driving back again in the afternoon.
She gets to go on long hikes in fun, new places with a group of dogs that she loves. Although she must always be ahead of the pack making sure everyone knows she is independent and just doesn't care about them. She gets to go to the beach and chase the seagulls and watch the sunset with me, but chooses to ruin the experience every time by whining because she is bored.
She now has a fenced yard that she can go out and spend time in, but refuses to, preferring to stand at the back door whining.
Yep, that whining thing is still making me insane...
She is still Cora and I have given in and given up. There are some moments she acts like she may appreciate me, but more often than not it is fleeting. I'll take what I can get...