Revisiting The Ducky Diary


The times that I have to make an entry in The Ducky Diary are dwindling down to about once a month. Sometimes twice, but the last entry was only a single page. And it was mostly about how proud I am of Ducky these days.

Yes, she still has her moments. Sometimes she reminds me of a small child who wants all of Mommy’s attention to herself and has a hissy fit when a sibling tries to butt in. Yet, unlike the days before I started keeping track of her snarky moments, I’m highly tuned into the energy …

I can literally see her start to tense up. And I can cup her little chin in the palm of my one hand (while holding her collar with the other hand), look into her eyes, and calmly tell her “No. There’s no need for that. Settle down.” And she does. I can see the hairs on her scruff soften, her gaze soften, and the rest of her body relax …

Then I can let go of her collar without worrying if she’ll go after Shadow.  She won’t. She either walks right past Shadow without acknowledging her presence; or, she’ll stop and give her older sister a few puppy kisses on top of her snout or forehead. So sweet! Tension defused.

17 thoughts on “ Revisiting The Ducky Diary

  1. Beth says:

    It’s always so nice when you can look back and see the progress our dogs make! I love the idea of having an actual physical journal for that! Congrats on all of your hard work paying off!

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks Beth!! It really has helped a great deal! And, I have a feeling that it will continue to help as I try to tackle another issue that I have with Ducky. But I’ll keep that under wraps for now.

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    • My Golden Life says:

      A – Isn’t it tho?! I was looking for one with all Corgis, but they were too expensive for my purpose.

      B – I’m very proud of my little Ducky-Doodle these days! We still have to work on her reactions to Grumpy, but we’ll get there.

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  2. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    That’s totally pawsome news! Well done and definitely worthy of an extra ear scratch for Ducky. Way to learn how to read her energy-it makes such a difference to catch it before they reach the redline stage. Kudos to you both. 💞

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