Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Outside At Last

Spring is here and Shannon is spending the warm days outside. She's likes to sniff the grass (don't all dogs?) and sit on the veranda (on my lap of course). Today she spent the afternoon watching me plant flowers in the front yard. See the photos?

She also gave me a surprise today, the patio door was open just a wee bit and there's a small rip at the bottom of the screen (Shannon didn't do it, it was already there), without anyone knowing she was able to get through it. Twenty minutes or so must have past by until I noticed that she was no where in the house. I finally found her in the backyard munching on crumbs my Mom left out for the birds. You should of seen Shannon's reaction when I came out to get her, she knew she had done something wrong, her ears went all the way back, she got down really low to the ground and started to walk away. I called her to come to me and she was apprehensive but crawled on her belly to me. I picked her up, patted her on the head and brought her inside.

I was actually pleased with her reaction, it showed that she was submissive and that she knows she's not the boss. She also seemed to understand that what she did was not okay for her to do. I'm glad she didn't take off anywhere, that screen needs to get fixed.