ROSE AT HOME
20-21 MARCH 2011
When Neal met Rose the next morning, she was immediately taken with him . . .
. . . as all the dogs are . . .
Rose & Chrissi had a bit of an argy-bargy in the morning, but that was my fault as I'm not used to dogs who have to be fed separately (our six are all free-feeders and NOT food-possessive). That was quickly broken up, however, with no damage done, and she is now fed at her times (twice/day) all alone.
Once she learned that OTHER beds were for sleeping, she began playing
. . . and she now sleeps all night in my room, without a crate.
She has no interest in playing, neither with toys nor with the others dogs.
The abscess on her lower gum is just a growth of gum tissue that is benign;
She has quickly learned the routine, such as it is, and knows how to tell me she has to potty. She prefers to being with the Pack, which is always with me, rather than be by herself, so she is getting her exercise by walking to wherever I've settled down.
I'm sure she was fed MORE than the one-third can of special diet food she is supposed to have! Probably fed scraps at the nursing home. With a strict diet and a bit of exercise (we walked around the block yesterday after her vet visit), she would soon lose the extra weight. She weighed in at 24 pounds, at least five over what she should weigh.
ROSE IN WISCONSIN MOVES ON HERE