'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Monday, 26 September 2011


Lola is very, very enthusiastic about her cue to touch my hand with her nose.

I could safely say it's up in her top three cues.

My hand is about a metre off of the ground in this photo.

I woke up today planning to ring the vets about Jess's limp... which has mysteriously gone now. Very weird. Since I would have been booking the appointment for Wednesday, being as that is my first day off of the week, I'll see how she is on Wednesday and, if necessary, ring then. She's a strange dog.

University is very consuming at the moment. I'm being a Good Student and actually making plans for things I have to read, for when assignments are due, and so on.

Something Interesting (well--to me!) is happening tomorrow evening, and I'll share that tomorrow (and will catch up with everyone tomorrow - I'm such a bad blogger at the moment). Something Interesting with regards to Lola's dog issues happened today too: again, I'll explain tomorrow. Look for a lot of comments and a big ol' post soon enough!

For now, have a nice quote from Shklovsky, who I'm liking more and more in my studies:
"If the whole complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been.” And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important."

1 comment:

Sara said...

Glad to hear Jess is ok.

What a thought invoking quote!