I have been trying to figure out how to control the dog. I know. I know. This blog is about Lion control, not dog control. In this case, it may be related.

Our dog is getting bigger. I think she needs room to run. I think she needs a fence. Lion hopes she’ll just hang around the yard as our last two dogs did. Given her penchant for escaping the fence we have, I don’t see her sticking around. Besides, if we aren’t getting her fixed right away or maybe never, we need a way to keep other dogs out. You know how persistent those horny males can be. I’m looking at you, Lion!

Aside from the expense, the biggest problem is that we rent our house, and the landlord may not look favorably on us putting up a fence. I’ve tried to come up with temporary solutions. I’ve tried to come up with nearly free options. Lion rejects every one of them. His latest idea is a kennel. They are temporary, but they are expensive. I can’t see a male dog getting in or our dog getting out. We need more research. This morning, I started looking at invisible fences again. It will keep our dog in but will also allow those pesky, horny dogs in. There must be a solution.

In the matter of Lion control, I should have punished him for rejecting my last fence idea. I worked hard on figuring out which fencing and what was needed. I thought it was a good compromise — temporary and not too expensive. I think he should be punished for making me feel bad. I wasn’t sure about it last night, but now I’m annoyed that I’m not out there right now putting up the fence. It may not necessarily be right to punish him for something like this, but he does want me to punish him when he annoys me. So, here I am, sticking up for myself. Right or wrong.

[Lion — The fence suggestions are creative but require a lot of real estate surrounded by a rather ugly fence. Our landlord is almost certainly going to reject that sort of solution. I am very happy that Mrs. Lion put in the effort to look for ways to contain the pup. I don’t think that is the main problem. The real issue is to do it in a way that won’t piss off our landlord.]

Lion has been snoozing a lot lately. I’m wondering if he’s caught in the vicious cycle of not being able to sleep at night so he has to sleep during the day/evening. Last night the dog kept us awake. That hasn’t been the case for a while. She’s been pretty good for a few weeks. Last night she whined and barked. Anyway, our sleep was interrupted and I assume Lion will snooze later.

After my shower, he snoozed and then woke up long enough to ask if I wanted to snuggle. As soon as I got comfy, he was snoozing again. I was in a good position so I stayed for a while. It’s been chilly so hunkering down under the covers is nice. It’s even nicer to be close to Lion under the covers. The problem with his snoozing is that we don’t play.

The other night he snoozed until a little after 10. He seemed a bit harumph-y when he woke up. I don’t know if he was still tired, groggy or upset that I didn’t appear to be in the mood to play. He always says I take play off the table if he snoozes at any point in the evening. Somewhat recently, I’ve been assuming he’s rested after a snooze and we play then. However, 10 is a bit late. I’ve been getting tired earlier and I’m prone to snoozing while watching TV too.

Lion also says I can wake him up at any time when he’s snoozing. I wouldn’t like to have my snoozing interrupted so I don’t want to do it to him. If he’s sleeping, he must be tired. If there’s another reason maybe we need to have that treated. Even agreeing to play earlier won’t work if he’s snoozing so much. At this rate, the only earlier time to play is in the afternoon which means weekends. Lion needs more attention than that. We need to figure this out.

Lion’s tummy was not feeling all that great last night. His nose had finally settled down so I dragged out the spanking bench. He didn’t say anything about not feeling well until he was on the bench, strapped down, and I had swatted him a few times. Of course, I would have waited until tonight to spank him if he’d said something. He’s not intentionally trying to delay getting spanked. We’ve just hit a rough patch of his not feeling well. Truth be told, my sinuses have been bothering me but that doesn’t stop me from spanking him. The most it would stop is oral sex because I’d like to be able to breathe while I suck him.

Obviously, a delay in his punishment creates a delay in his pleasure. He won’t be tied to the bed until tomorrow night. And if we have to delay punishment again, we delay pleasure again. I’m characterizing tying him to the bed as pleasure, but if you recall, my plan is actually for IcyHot or the hated tiny clothespins. Maybe he is delaying things on purpose. (I don’t really think so.) Does he think I’ll forget? I’ve been known to do that, but at this point the only thing I’m likely to forget is tying him to the bed. He will get punished eventually.

I’m sure, even though it will hurt, Lion is looking forward to being tied to the bed. He loves bondage that much. He’ll say he doesn’t really like the IcyHot or tiny clothespins. He’ll say it’s just the thought of them before and after that turn him on. I still don’t buy that argument. Why would you put yourself through that if you didn’t get some pleasure out of it? Of course, what just popped into my mind is childbirth. There is no pleasure in that pain but usually you get some pleasure afterwards in the bouncing baby. I guess childbirth is the perfect analogy. You have fun during conception and during the pregnancy, not so much fun during the actual birth and then pleasure with the baby. Clearly the baby is a longer term pleasure, and perhaps pain, but it’s the closest I’ve ever come to understanding why Lion does what he does.

Sort of.

I haven’t been able to get Lion interested in sex for a few days. One night he was full from dinner. One night his buns hurt from his spanking. I don’t remember what excuse if any, he had last night. Of course, no excuse is necessary. I offer. If he’s not interested, I try again the next day. Eventually, I do start to wonder what’s going on. I’m not at that point yet. He hasn’t complained about being broken. I know he isn’t broken. He knows it, too, even though he says he is from time to time.

When I can’t get him aroused, I wonder if I’m annoying him by trying. I’m pretty sure he wonders if he’s annoying me by taking longer than usual to show interest. I just don’t want to keep going if I’m bothering him. I don’t want to start if it bothers him. What guy wouldn’t want his penis fondled? He says it feels good even if he’s not going to get hard, so maybe I don’t really need to worry about bothering him. [Lion — Nope!] Unless he’s in pain or not feeling well, I think he’d at least like to snuggle. And if my hand wanders, well, what’s the harm.

This is all a silly dance we play where we try not to do anything to upset one other. He doesn’t want to take advantage of me by “making” me play with him. I don’t want to assume he wants attention. I guess we both assume the other won’t speak up. I told you it was silly. He will tell me if he doesn’t think he’ll get very far when I’m playing with him. I will tell him if I don’t feel like playing. I don’t know why we worry.

Tonight I’ll try to get Lion excited again. It will either work or it won’t. If it works, he’ll either get to the edge, or he won’t. We just keep plugging along.