House Guest

We have a nine month old house guest until next Monday.  I was skeptical because the last time I had to take him for a walk he was BAD but this was after I'd agreed to watch him while his family went on vacation.

I'm happy to say he's been really, really, good.  Yesterday I let him out before I went to work, picked him up and off we went, with Buzz, to Elizabeth and Beckett's house!  To say we had fun is a huge understatement.  He and Beckett raced around the yard and much to Fritz's dismay, Beckett was much faster.  Hmmm, greyhound vs sporting/herding/hound dog, I wonder who's gonna win?!

Today was a very. good. day. at the Funny Farm.  I have a puppy choosing to sleep near me and relax, after he squeaked a toy to death.  To say he's being good is an understatement.  He even endured a bath and nail trim today without much complaint.  Bailey is zonked out in her crate, Buzz hasn't recovered from yesterday yet, and I have a feeling I'll actually get a good night's sleep.  I'm excited and not exhausted!


Not a complete bust.

Although I'm pretty concerned about my dog, she put in a better than decent performance in the rally rings today.  87/3rd in Excellent B (I cost us 10 points on the offset figure 8), 91/3rd in Advanced B for RAE QQ #5.  We won't talk about Open other than to say my dog is still broken and I'm going to pursue some more advanced options for hopefully getting her fixed for real this time.

Buzz was absolutely wonderful at camp yesterday, but more about that in a later post when I write my article for TD, Inc.


"easy to live with"

I've always said Bailey is easy to live with.  She doesn't counter surf, care about litter boxes, get into the trash, eat plants, chew up things that shouldn't be chewed up, or do something she's been told not to.  I adore these things about her, it balances Buzz out (what, there's a crumb on the floor, I'll chew through the rug it's on--true story) and it makes me call her the "perfect pet" with a few minor changes.

Today I was asked if she doesn't do those things because they scare her.  I immediately said "no!" pretty emphatically, and then through a series of questions started to change my answer.  I still don't think it's completely fear based, but I'm curious now if those "perfect pets" have some crazy fears outside of their "perfect" behaviors, and act that way due to a lack in confidence.