It's happening, it's really happening I'm mastering the outside world AND I'm getting help.
It's nice weather again and so Daddy had the back door open all day. River was in and out urging me to join her and a couple of times I did go out and have a sniff around but every time Daddy came near I felt like I was doing something wrong and ran back inside and around the corner.
I learnt I was wrong as on my one my sits by the back door he scooped me up in his arms and carried me all the way to the end of the garden by the Peace Garden and sat me down.
I had no idea what to do and froze for a second looking around, River running towards me. It was the furthest I'd ever been and my heart as pumping in my mouth and I didn't know what to do.
I needed to get familiar with the area, the wood must surely be further away than the garden and how on earth would I cope with that if I couldn't cope with the back of the garden.
I was just getting used to the new smells when Daddy started walking off back to the house. I wasn't going to be left up here without his protection and something inside me said run, so run I did, faster than Daddy could walk and before he was half way back I was leaping over the back door step and inside again, scared and excited all at the same time. I don't know why I ran, I knew I was OK out there but I guess it's just me pushing my boundaries and getting used to new things.
Fair exhausting it is!