Thursday 20th April 2017 – Good days and bad days

Even I don’t understand me. Tuesday when I went swimming I had a good day. I worked really hard at my swimming, enjoyed it and was quiet in the afternoon afterwards. Being quiet may have been because I was genuinely physically tired. Wednesday, by contrast I simply could not settle. I moaned and cried all morning until our Mistress let me sit in the car for a couple of hours, where I totally relaxed and had a sleep. I don’t know why the car feels so much better than anywhere else. I suppose it’s always been a good place where I feel close to our Mistress, but I have no idea why I can’t do that in the house itself. She has got to the point where she has stopped trying to understand but is just trying to go along with whatever whim I have, except for me starting to ask for dinner pretty much as soon as breakfast is out of the way. She does think I need to be using more of my energy and would welcome ideas. I’ve told you that I become hyper playing ball and can’t relax for a couple of hours afterwards, so that’s out. And I don’t want to go for walks. Do any of you have any experience of dogs using a treadmill? Can we get used to a human one as they are much cheaper than the specialist dog ones. Our Mistress is seriously wondering whether it would be worth getting a treadmill for me to try. She said maybe we could start with a second hand one to see how I get on, before buying anything that was too expensive. I just don’t know how easy it would be for me to get the hang of using it. I can see me being tempted to just get off.

Have a woofly day


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  1. Hi Alfie, sorry to hear you’re feeling unsettled. Have you considered asking to hire a doggie treadmill for a few days to see if you enjoy it? The company may be willing to do that for you, particularly as you might write them a good review. I had treadmill hydrotherapy when I was little and it really helped my hip dysplasia. Hope you have a peaceful day. Love Betsy xx

    • Dear Betsy,
      That does sound worth asking about. The right one for my size of dog costs about £1000 to buy so I’m not sure I’ve got enough in my piggy bank. Perhaps if I got one I could hire it out to other dogs. I’ll see if I can email the company to see if they can offer hire.
      Have a woofly day

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