It is time my Sandy had a mention on the internet.
She is one of the most intelligent and faithful dogs I have ever come across, and I’ve known a few.
She’s learning to drive at the moment. She sits in the passenger seat and watches everything I do. She is also very critical of other drivers and gives me a knowing look if she sees a bad example of driving. If I leave her in the car for a while, she sits in the driver’s seat and practices the controls.
The only thing in life she hates is loud noises. She hates thunder or fireworks. They reduce her to a quivering jelly and she has to go and hide under the sideboard. I hate this time of year [Halloween is around the corner…] as there is the occasional firework most evenings. It only takes one, and she’s gone. It could be worse though. We could be living in the suburbs where the fireworks in the leadup to Halloween would make Iraq seem like the Garden of Eden.
In the meantime, there is nothing she likes better than to curl up in bed with a good book.