I still haven’t made appreciable progress with Silas and the car. Yesterday I absolutely had to carry him somewhere with me, and it took about ten minutes to get him in. (Nine minutes of that was me getting him off the sofa. He actually got in the car just fine.) The whole thing was probably a huge setback; we’ll see. He will, clever dog, get happily in and out of the car as long as I don’t have any keys or a leash.
My goal for July is, basically, to get back into the swing of things. I was really crushed for a while about Silas’s sudden onset of car fear, but we’ve done some very good things in the meantime. I’m feeling optimistic.
1) Keep up with the online class we’re in
2) Reel Silas’s diet back in a bit–there’s horrific road construction between our house and the raw food store, so Silas has been eating too much freeze-dried food. It’s not a huge deal, except it is so pricey. I need to clean out the freezer, then put on my big girl pants and go to the store.
3) As a sub-goal, really, to #2: make some homemade treats. I went through a phase where I made all the treats, which has gradually tapered down to me making none of the treats. I think there’s a happy medium in there somewhere.
4) Take Silas out for ice cream once a week. (He just gets a few bites; not an entire serving.) This is one of the few 100% happy things I can do with him in the car–the ice cream parlor has a weirdly shaped parking lot so he doesn’t have to people-watch, the drive is short, and he really loves ice cream.
What are your goals this month?