Woke up in the dark again. Just one or two little noises. “No, Jam! Quiet. Go back to sleep!” Gave the quiet thing a try. Fell asleep and woke up later. They liked 7am much better.
Me: it has been pointed out by my typist that I haven’t told you anything about me. As I am naturally modest, she is going to help. Here’s her bit:
“Jam is a sweetheart. She has fitted in very quickly with our three hounds and with us both. She is our shadow going around the house while everything is new and a walk from the sofa to the door and back is worth getting up for. She is definitely a chow hound. Occasionally she tries to beg for or sniff out food on counter edges or low tables. A couple of times she’s given grumbly little growls to protect her food or treat, but was quickly corrected. She corrects really well. Toys: she isn’t much into toys, but likes to chew on an antler or bully stick. Outside: she enjoys exploring and running in the back yard. She walks well on leash. She is so very loving, obedient (though needs to be told “here” more than once sometimes unless you have a treat) and inquisitive, and has been great with next door’s 4 year-old and with children at the meet and greet. Jam will very occasionally jump up on you in a kind of hug jump (both paws on your shoulders) in affection. She’s only done it a couple of times and only to me. We don’t encourage it, and she’ll go down right away if told, but a new family might enjoy it. She hasn’t jumped up at strangers or children and is quiet, friendly and good with visitors to the house. Jam is a gem and enjoys people so much, that she will be a joy for any family. She also loves the company of other dogs.”