A couple of weeks ago Karen posted about the behaviors Eli has adapted and developed while under her care. So while I’ve been sulking about the fact that I don’t have a job, don’t have a house, and don’t own anything of value except Murray, I started doing the same and comforted myself quite a bit. Murray has made a ton of progress in our time together, and it is nothing to sneeze about.
So I made my own chart. Murray’s previous behaviors are listed on the left, and comments on the right. I color-coded the comments as red (no change/still bad), yellow (some progress), and green (legit progress!) and gave a little description about them. I also realised that Murray is waaaay weirder on the ground than he is under saddle. Like… a lot.
There’s a lot of green in these charts. That is a lot to be proud of, even if I don’t own a house.