Jojo got a heavy whacking from me tonight..
I know, I have said that the proper way to train dogs is never to whack but to firmly reprimand but at that moment, I just could not contain my anger so I primly gave him a harsh `corporal punishment' - I hit him (across his mouth) hard with a platic hanger!!
I did it repeatedly for at least 10 seconds and so hard that the hanger broke into a few pieces..
I know what you're thinking now.. How could I do that? And what hideous crime has Jojo committed?
The punishment would be more justifying if my new, original Nokia handsfree kit is no longer working. But although it has slight mark of his bite, it still worked.
But I really thought Jojo had ruin it completely coz some metal teeth of the connecting adapter had gone missing. And I know it would cost me a bomb to replace it. My handsfree was actually NOT on the floor and he had jumped up to my bed to obtain it!
After that outburst of `violence' on Jojo, he actually looked mildly frightenened.. Maybe he still remembered my rage from the old days.. I had not quite whacked him like this way for a few months now.. despite him chewing various (less expensive) objects.
Yeah, when I found out my handsfree still works, I felt quite bad.. I had over reacted. But what's done is done and amazingly, Jojo held no grudge. After about 20 minutes or so, he slowly came out of my bathroom and walked towards me and put his head on my lap!
My heart melted and again I felt the uncontional love, the forgiving spirits of a dog. I don't know what he was feeling then - guilty? sad? or simply desired my affection? I just hope I didn't hurt him (physically and emotionally) that much..
I know, bad mommy I was..
Jojo, please forgive me but I also pray that you would be better behaved. Sigh.
p.s. when i was writing, he had `attacked' some other objects in my bathroom but I merely gently coaxed him to let go of it and even praised him `good boy'. Help... looks like Jojo is still the same old Jojo!!