Hotmilkydrink has been more of a rather cold ovaltine over the past couple of months due to my inactivity. Change of circumstance at my end with the arrival of our two new girls that we have adopted and that coupled with a very long holiday meant that the blog took a back seat. I'm back now and have a few things to share over the next few days. Just warming up at the moment but wanted to ask how people are getting on with Nintendogs. Do you Nintendog? What's it's name, what are you feeding it, how much money have you won?
My dog Alice has become the focus of my train journeys recently. The Kite Runner has not been out the bag for the past few days due to my desire to feed, bath, exercise and train my dog. I got back in to playing this due to the fact that Anna Rossvoll from Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland was due to give a talk about the work that she and two teachers from that authority had done with Nintendogs in a P.2 class (kids aged 6). I gave Nintendogs to my girls and they are hooked. They are not reading yet but are desperate to know what the words are, how much money they need to buy a new dog, how do I get the dog to the park and how do I get it to catch the frisbee!!!
I was on the train on Monday and trying my hardest to get Alice to come to me. I tapped and tapped the DS but all she would do was look forlornly at me and then turn to show me her backside. She was not for coming over. Maybe the fact that I hadn't played with her for a month or so had something to with it. Anyway, the train was packed but I just had to try to establish the master and dog relationship again. I whispered into the DS, "Alice, Alice." Nothing so I tried A little Louder, "Alice, Alice" More backside showing so much louder came, "ALICE, ALICE!" At last she tottered to the screen and I began to rekindle the fun we had by tickling her under the chin. It was then that I could feel the other passengers eyes looking at me but then moving quickly to evade eye contact when I looked up!
Now we are back to our winning ways and last night I bagged £200 in the Disc Throwing competiton!
More to come on Nintendogs....what a fantastic game. Now where did I leave her discuss...