I will never pay to have this done again. I bought a roll of screen to size at Walmart for 5.00. It was easy to do, and I got it every bit as tight as Ace did. But after 20 years of resisting putting a screen guard on my nice Anderson door, I finally gave in. Greg put the guard on for me, and I am sure hoping this will solve the problem.
On Friday night, Greg and I rode out to PetCo to look into purchasing something that we had heard would help with training and walking the dogs. Our Wheaten, Ducey, is the awful on leash. He pulls and tugs, and wears you out! No amount of working with him as helped. And he gets pretty regular walking. Then Dusty came to live with us, and it was apparent right away that he had not had much time on leash either. He weighs 85 pounds, and is the strongest dog I have ever seen. When we walk them, I can't even hold onto him. Since I have been sick, Greg has been taking them both, and sometimes Drew would help Dad with it. But it is a workout, and certainly not what I would call enjoyable. Well, we met some folks up in Big Bear who raise Golden Retrievers, and they are all so well behaved on leash. They suggested we buy the Gentle Leader. So off we went to find them.
This morning, we took them both on a long walk. They are like different dogs! It is just a miracle! We had such a beautiful day, both today and yesterday, and we got to get out there and really enjoy it. We are such believers in this product, and don't know how it took us so long to find out about them. If you need help training your dog on a leash, or maybe with other behavior problems, I hope you will try this product. It is the best 50 dollars we have ever spent!!!
After our long walk, I worked in the yard awhile pulling weeds and tidying up the winter yards. I may have overdone it just a wee bit.
Today I also trimmed all of the flight feathers on my chickens to prevent them from flying over the fence in their run. I googled it and watched a video on Youtube. It was very easy to do. Holding each of them firmly in my lap. Taking the wing and expanding the flight feathers out into a fan, taking care not to cut too low where there are bones, cut from one end to the other, straight across. It does not hurt them, as this is just like cutting fingernails. It is only necessary to cut one wing, as this will prevent them from being able to balance and fly up over a fence. Cutting both wings could possibly teach them to fly by strengthening their muscles enough to do so. So, one at a time, I clipped the flight feathers of each one of my girls.
It was a glorious weekend. Filled with all of the best things. Family, celebrations, health, good food, exercise, and some puttering in the yard. Even sneaking in a trip to see a good movie this afternoon. Identity Thief. We loved it! It was a perfect weekend. And now, we will snuggle up on the sofa and watch the final episode of Downton Abbey. The season was way too short!!!
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend too!