We seem to have our fair share of drama. Not for nothing that Boxers are known as the clowns of the dog world. Drama Queens more like. And like any good story, dramas come in three's.
1. Ooof! The collar broke. Now that was inconvenient, especially as Brin was at full pull towards a lovely young lady in the woods. Snap, and the collar came off. Ooof, down I went, still holding the lead, into the undergrowth. Slightly winded, a bit embarrassed, I got up, tied Zozi to a tree and went to retrieve my 40kg Boxer dog. Luckily, the young lady was very sensible and was standing very patiently shaking his paw and patting his head. Phew! Dogs collected, I showed her how good Boxer dogs should behave and had them sit for a treat. Impressive!
2. The one where Zozi gets her foot caught in the lead. No, no, it was much more dramatic than that. You know the soft bit of a dog's paw, between the toes? Now, pinch it with the metal clip of the lead. I don't know how it happened but when the dog wouldn't jump out of the car, I knew something was wrong. Of course, Mr B was over at the neighbour, helping her put the roof box on! They were both most surprised when I drove the 4x4 at high speed towards them, Brin looking most alarmed in the front seat, where I had strapped in him rather than upset Zozi in the back. Mr B, the doctor, had it sorted in seconds. I really shouldn't have to deal with dramas like this.
3. I knew I should have brought a tissue with me. I'm sure none of you will admit to this, and maybe it has never happened to you, but the Boxers are dab hands at getting a bit of poo stuck. I'm sure its because they eat stuff they shouldn't. Every now and again, a routine squat in the woods will become a mad, frantic, bottom-rubbing frenzy. And the only way I can save the walk and stop the other dog going mental too, is to grab the offending stuck poo and swiftly pull it out. Now you see why a tissue is handy.
Dog dramas! What dog dramas?