Well, the grandkids left yesterday…Lizzie is missing them like crazy and is expecting total attention 24/7, which just isn’t happening, but she’s making do. One of her tricks is to hide under John’s recliner:
To make matters more interesting, our neighbor’s dog, Shiloh, is visiting while they are off visiting family in the south for a week. Shiloh is a mild mannered, sweet dog, who sometimes seems depressed to me. She didn’t want to eat the food her family left for her, and preferred LIzzie’s Wellness Puppy food, so I got her some Wellness dogfood which she seems to like. She is not fond of Lizzie’s exuberance, and has snapped at her once, and bared her teeth a couple of times, so I’m not real comfortable having them in the same room without leashes on them, which leashes are firmly in my hands, so I can separate them if necessary. Constant Vigilance! Just like Professor Moody suggests…however, that is very tiring, so they take turns at various times in the day, being in one room or another without the other one. And at nap time, both are crated, Lizzie in her night-night bed, and Shiloh in her room. (The downstairs bathroom, with bed in shower. It works, and has the added benefit that I’m climbing the stairs every time I need to use the bathroom, good exercise and calorie use! Here is Shiloh:
I really have to start digging plants soon, and putting out fencing. I guess it will wait til next week and I’m down to one dog. Or at least til the weekend, when I’m not carrying so much water. Boy, are they drinking a lot! I’m hauling two 5 gallon buckets, 3/4 full, four times a day!
Soon they will be out on pasture. The grass is not high enough yet to let them out, but it is high enough so that they can smell it, and in comparison, the hay pales, so they are whining for fresh grass a lot. Too bad, kiddos! You’ll just have to wait one more week!