Listening... Well, I was getting back to walking outside with Mackie, but the weather has decided cooperating is not an option. I hadn't worked audiobooks back in anyway. I was concentrating more on getting the dog to listen on the walks. I am hoping the weather will get better in the next few days and then I am going to start listening again!
Looking... At spring meeting winter! We still have snow almost covering our backyard, but there are flowers coming up in the neighbours garden! So, I guess that it is finally spring. We even have the rainy weather to show for it!
Learning... That dog ownership is not without its headaches. We live on a busy road and I tie Mackie out so that he can run around... but not in front of a car. He got loose once again last night and it was another scary experience! Everything is just made so badly. Over the winter the lead we were tying him to broke, so we had to wait until the snow melted enough to attach a new one in the backyard. That finally happened! But, last night the tie out post broke. There is a ring that you attach the leash on and it snapped, so I had a dog loose with a 30 foot lead trailing behind him. He always comes back when he gets loose, but I think he got stuck on something and we live basically in the country so not a lot of lights to see by. It was a bad experience. I am just glad he runs away from the road and not towards it most of the time.
Anticipating... The weekend. I am dog-sitting! It will likely be stressful at times, but I am looking forward to Mackie having a playmate for two weeks. They seem to get along okay, so hopefully that will continue while the other dog is here. My mother wound up getting a dog that needed to be re-homed and they all ready had a trip booked, so this was the only way they could get the dog.