I didn’t do a post yesterday because I was doing a Costco run. I think it’s been about a month since I did the last one. Lion has informed me that today is lettuce farming day and Lion day. I think every day is Lion day. He says every day is Lioness day. Ha! I know he means waxing, but there are definitely more Lion days than Lioness days.

He’s been wearing his shock collar lately. My phone is the controller. As I work, I see the app lose the signal, regain it, lose it, regain it, etc. When it’s connected, it works just fine. I give him a vibration every so often. He just got a new training collar that seems to fit well right out of the box. We need to trim it since it was made for a dog’s neck rather than a Lion’s balls. It has its own controller. I think the phone is Bluetooth, and it only works for about 30 feet. We aren’t usually even that far apart. However, the controller shouldn’t lose the signal as the phone does. Now he’s in real trouble.

The concept is that I can shock him when he annoys me. The dog annoys me far more than he does. She needs her shock collar on 24/7. I get annoyed with Lion for things he can’t control. And I’m not really getting annoyed at him. It’s the situation. For example, he’ll say he’s getting hungry. He doesn’t say it as a jab, but I know that means I need to go make dinner or lunch, or breakfast. It’s not that he shouldn’t say he’s hungry. Aside from snacks, he can’t really make food. It’s not his fault. It’s the situation. Is it fair for me to zap him because I find the situation annoying? I don’t think so. He might.

He’s trying to train me to zap him without thinking about it too much. What if I’m annoyed by work, and he happens to annoy me too? Zap. If the dog is annoying me and he happens to annoy me too? Zap. If he wants lunch and I don’t want to make it? Zap. I think it’s incredibly unfair. However, life is unfair. I don’t know. I go back and forth. Sometimes I can see his point. Other times I can’t. I don’t know how it will work out, but I’m pretty sure it will be another Lion day thing.

[Lion — That’s the problem. Things don’t happen in isolation. Mrs. Lion worries about being fair. The way I see it is a bit simpler. For example, if she gets annoyed because I say that I’m hungry, she might ask herself if she wants to train me not to tell her. If that’s what she wants, then zap and spank. If something I say or do annoys her on top of work being annoying, the test is whether she wants me to stop or change that behavior. Fair has nothing to do with it. I think that the only question is whether or not she wants me to stop or change.]

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