Now I am older and more set in my ways, it might be difficult to adjust to the habits of a new human. Would I have the energy for the intensive and prolonged training needed? It has taken years to get Lynettea to recognize and obey a few simple commands and her massaging skills could still be improved. She usually stops massaging me far too soon and I have to prod her with my paw to get her to start again.
What a worrying time this is for me! Should I put up with the ancient and imperfect retainer or risk the attentions of a novice? Perhaps I will give her another chance.