Molly the rectory collie has decided to reach puberty this week - so we have something like three weeks of walking her on a lead, fighting off overly-interested dogs and generally not being able to do 'the usual' when it comes to dog ownership. She spent a bring-and-share lunch today cooped up in the rabbit run in the garden. It is a very big rabbit run!
But development, whether human or canine, is not designed for our convenience.
It's designed to make us grow, gain experience, achieve new levels and types of maturity.
So I suppose that's a good thing.
But it is all a bit inconvenient.