Work In Progress

Blog-friends dear ones all:  The relationship is under construction.  The saga continues.   Bean watched another episode of Cesar last night.  This one really helped.

It seems to be all about two things:  Timing, and carving out the personal space.

We’ve made huge strides on the timing thing.  Again Bugs waited until Bean was awake to commence Red-Weapon exercises. So Bean’s very very very grateful about that.  Not much can be done in the timing area when one’s sleeping.

So this time Bean could be ready.

Remembering Cesar’s advice to keep the stimulation-level down in the green zone.  Remembering Cesar applying that principle, and refusing to let BeBe the Bulldog anywhere even remotely near the trouble-area.

So the INSTANT Bean saw Red-Weapon synapses beginning to square up behind Bugs’s beady yellow eyes, Bean did the pointy-finger and the Cesar-SHH thing.

finger

It took a couple of reps — y’all have noticed, this guy is determined.  Persistent.

finger

SHH.

finger

SHH.

But it WORKED.

Here’s where he ended up.

By Bean’s side.  Quietly.

He acted up again — but Bean firmly pointed and said:  GO.

fingerHe wouldn’t — so Bean covered him up with a pillow.

Poof.  Gone.

Who’s more determined.  Bean or Bugs.

Although I’m not sure this is the relationship with the squirt-bottle that we’re looking for.

Stay tuned.

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About nadbugs

Anita loves cats. This must be because she, too, has had nine lives. She’s been dancing since she could walk, she was a commercial artist and advertising producer, she earned a third-degree black belt in Aikido, she is a drummer with the Afrique Aya Dance Company, she is an attorney, and she’s a meditator and a devoted student of Nonviolent Communication. She also spent one lifetime sidelined with a devastating back injury in 1992. Since then – FELDENKRAIS METHOD® to the rescue. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is all about dreaming concretely – thinking intelligently and independently by way of a gracious and kind physicality. The work affords all who study it a process by which to reach, with movement, into the mind and the heart, to make nine lives into one whole being.
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5 Responses to Work In Progress

  1. Eleanor says:

    Wow! That’s brilliant. Well done you! This sounds like a real break-through for you both. I’m so pleased for you.
    I haven’t seen that show. Is it like Super Nanny but for dogs instead of kids?

  2. nadbugs says:

    Exactly like that. It is X-cellent. And thanks for the kudos. [bowing modestly] [insanely happy] [bracing for next impact].

  3. lifewith4cats says:

    Way to go!!!

  4. nadbugs says:

    Oh thank you, Sara. I walked around high all day yesterday. And today the process continues to evolve. Keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure.

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