Helen put me in a Time Out this morning because she heard me say “Dammit.”
We don’t say “Time Out” around here… We say, “Do you need to sit down for a minute?” which usually causes a HUGE burst of tears.
So she told me to “Sit down a minute.” So I did. Then she said, “Cry.” So I did.
Realized that the newly double-gated stairs make a PERFECT place for Time Outs… She can be gated into a supremely boring area on the stairs when she Sits Down For A Minute. Also will make a fabulous temporary holding area for Collies, though it’s not nice to trap them on the stairs since they can’t really sit there comfortably.