Saturday, 25 April 2009

An Award and TTouch


We would like to thank Tula and Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie

They have awarded us the Neno's award

About the Award *As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.  *To seek the reason why we all love blogging.  *Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it.  *Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.  *Answer the Award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.  *Tag and distribute the Award to as many people as you like.  *Don’t forget to notify the Award receivers and put their links in your post.

So here it is - the reason why me (and now we) love blogging...

We have met lots of super furry and not so furry friends.  We get to see and experience cities and places we have never been to - we learn new languages, ideas, recipes and so much more.  

We share our experiences with others and they with us.  We laugh, smile and sometimes cry with our fellow bloggees - we realise that the world is a small place and there are a lot of lovely beings out there.  

Now we are to tag other bloggers - but we think a lot of them have received this - so I pick one who may not - my new friend Max - and if you haven't been tagged - consider yourself fully tagged!

Now .... on Sunday - we got into the Moving Kennel (ie D and Cs car) - and drove a long time to go to a Sea Scouts Hall.  Although we think Paddy would make a good Sea Scout as he is always prepared make mischief.  

We were here for me - we went to a day course of Tellington Touch - if you do not know about it - go to their website:

You see, I spent the first 5 years of my life in a different family  - and they left me with a lot of anxieties.  So much so - that I am a bit reactive - mostly with the thought of my people leaving me - my D calls me Sully when I have my moments - as I become another dog - I shake, bark, salivate and I bite!  It is called Fear Aggression and D has replaced so many of my victims (pillows, teddy bears, trousers and even one dress) - she thinks I have a very large carbon paw print - but I think I am helping the economy through her spending.

So D wants to help me become more confident and relaxed (within the approved Terrier guidelines).  So a friend told her about TTouch - which has worked with wild animals suffering from anxiety at zoos - so if it works for a Tiger - it should work for a wire fox terrier?

But we spent the day learning calming techniques and new 'touches' that help relax me - I really liked the Tiger Touch and am a fan of the ear acupressure - but I was quite nervous as there were big dogs there and I needed a few 'time out' breaks.  Then I was really relaxed with it all.  I was supposed to walk around an obstacle course - but I cut through the course without dealing with one obstacle - in my mind - it is the shortest point from A to B - everyone laughed and admired my energy saving techniques.  Paddy just wanted to play - he tried to dismantle the obstacle course and entice the other dogs to do the same...he is very annoying sometimes.

But it is early days and we will keep you posted on how it works for me.

Sadly we do not have more pictures - but D is not a multi tasker - as mentioned in a previous post - I think she needs some training.  Send her positive photo taking vibes please...

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy


  1. We've heard only good things about t-touch, Sally! We hope it works for you!
    Congratulations on your award!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Oh girlie. I think Mom (Sally) could write a book here. For sure she's gonna want to know how your TTouch goes. She's gonna see what she can find out about it here where we live. My "rescued wirey woman" issues are different (yes, I have issues), but they are fear and anxiety based. My very favorite place in my home is up on the big bed, and I really like it when Mom massages and rubs me when I'm there -- but she can't even approach me when I'm anywhere else. And if other dogs that Jake are around? No way! This is going to be good learning! Keep us posted!

    Wishing you the best, with love,
    Miss Fergi (and Jake)

  3. Ciao Sally and Paddy!

    First, I am so sorry to be so late saying welcome to Paddy! Sally, I think it is fantastico that you now have Paddy as a fratello and playmate -- you two are very lucky!

    Second, Ttouch sounds very soothing and relaxing. I may have to have la mia ragazza look into it a bit...!

    And third, I have an award for you and Paddy on my bloggie. Stop by sometime to pick it up!

    Tanti baci!

  4. Deaw Sally,Paddy and youw sweet Mummy
    Thank you fow the love you sent my weally made hew feel lots bettew! Thank you fow being my fwiend!
    I'm so glad you awe getting some helps wif youw anxieties..don't give up , it's suwe to help. I think you wew being pawfect tewwiews wif youw handling of the obstacle couwse..bof of you, heheheh
    Congwatulations on youw awawd!!!
    You awe wondewful
    smoochie kisses

  5. Sally, Our mommy saw that T-Touch on an infomercial many years ago & it showed totally wound up cats turn to purring kittens. Let us know how it works for you, okay? Maybe I can do a report on it, as I am the consumer reporter for my column called Not Worth The Money. If it is worth it, I'll call the column Worth the Money!
    Be good to Paddy! XO-BRD & Hootie

  6. Sally and Paddy..I would be ahappy to dwess you fow the wedding if you want to come..Mommi has to pictoowes by tomowwow, and you have to make a wesewvATION ON AIW RUBY!!! SO SHE KNOWS TO PICK YOU UP..THE WEDDING ISON MAY1ST , BUT WE'WE AWWIVING THE DAY BEFOWE TO SEE THE SIGHTS A BIT..JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU'D LIKE BY TOMOSSOS,OK?

  7. Sally, Oohh interesting. I hope that T Touch helps you. Let us know won't you? Was the course worthwhile? Mom has seen them and the courses you can take to be a practitioner too !!!

    We have a couple of T Touch books - got it when I was a puppy for grooming. Helped a lot she says! I say I've just got used to being groomed now !! I also have a ttouch calming band which I sometimes wear when I'm an ittty bitty frightened....Me? Never.

    But I did laugh my square head of he,hee bout the obstacle course, smart girl. Paddy sounds just like me, that's xactly what I would do.

    Wiry wags Sally. And congratulations on your award! Eric xxxx

  8. Hi Hi Sally!
    TY for visiting me!
    Grats on your awards.
    You are such a beauty and I offer you my friendship.

    You can sniff me anytime!
    Love Autumn

  9. hi there. nice award. keep blogging!

    have a great day! :D

  10. Sally....we wish we had that ttouch over here...we all could use it...maybe it could calm the crazies outta the terriers....

    We're soooo glad Paddy came to live with ya...we didn't know till Asta told us...can't figure out how we missed that one!!!

    Barkin' at ya sweet Wiries!!!


  11. hi sally, i think we're going through some of the same training.. i go to massage therapy to learn to calming touches & reactive dog classes too. can't wait to hear more about your experiences!

    i know you'll do a pawsome job.


  12. Gee Sally....

    TTouch sounds a bit like acupressure we read about in the Whole Dog Journal once....we sure hope it helps with yer anxiety issues...ya sure deserve ta lead a normal doggie life like those of us who have always had loving homes....hope it finally comes yer's great that Paddy is helpin' ya achieve it, fer sure.....

    Dewey Dewster here....

  13. Ciao ciao cara Sally!!!
    What an honor to know you!!!!
    Thanks to stop at our're soooooooooooo sweet and beautiful!!!
    And Ttouch....what a great thing!!!!
    Mommy would love to do a course about it!!!
    Can we add your blog at our friend's list???
    We'll be very very very happy!!!!!
    your blog is fabolous and sure we'll visit you often!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks!!!!