23 July 2009
Destruction and Chaos rules this house...
Well, sort of! The new foster girl is a bundle of puppy energy- big puppy energy. She has finally adjusted to the fact that she WILL be sleeping in the crate at night. She was crying quite a bit the first two nights, then "VOILA" she calmed down due to an unamused Kris trying to get to sleep so she wouldn't be groggy at work in the AM. Now, a whimper or two or three and a couple of firm No's- lay down and go night, night and she relaxes. Not exactly sure how old she is but she is definitely in chew mode. Purchased another new Kong and stuffie flea toy with dangling legs that she is enthralled with for the moment. Don't quite think that flea toy is going to be around very long but if it keeps her from eating the house or her bedding, then it's all good. Our littlest boy Jax- the little old man, Chihuahua, adores her. He gets in her crate to sleep during the day and looks up at her with love-smitten eyes when they are out in the yard and house together! We did have an incident with her and Bentley on Sunday but all has been well; just a bit of grumbling from him when she gets in his space. He wanted to play with her on Tuesday and dummy that I am, I encouraged them. In the house, no less! Not a good idea with two dogs their size. He started butt-tucking and trying to play with her and she wasn't quite sure he wasn't going to eat her and she got puppy excited, backed away and ran in a big circle sliding straight backwards into my Grandmother's table. The table rocked hard, the lamp lay down, and the antique glass jar with cherry sours (didn't break) hit the floor. Sadly, the glass cookie jar on that table (I know) came crashing down into a million pieces of glass. What a mess! She was terrified of the crash and thought she was in big trouble, Bentley hauled a#$&* and I was left standing there- feeling really stupid for instigating. On another note, I have come across some wonderful volunteer people in the Houston area while I was trying to find an appt. for Ricki's (aka Lucy) spay date that won't cost an arm and a leg. We have an appt. for Monday at 8:30 with a lady that will let her slide in with her group fee at the Humane Society. This kind lady will also help with getting her adopted if my contacts fall through. Rescue Volunteers rock, I've decided! Thanks for all the good wishes on the posts. I do wish we could keep her but it goes against my code for helping with rescue. If I keep just one, then we run out of room for the emergency 'Dales (and mixes) that need a place to lay their head down somewhere down the line. We are very limited on space and I have to keep that in mind. It is really hard to let them go but we make sure it is the best possible forever home! Ya'll have a great end of the week and 'till next time!
HAPPY Wags and ARROOO'S to you!
Karen, Bentley Beargrass,
Bridgette, Jax, Walter
and Ricki the Foster Girl (aka Lucy)!