My last few posts have brought in a lot of comments and emails with questions and suggestions. I feel I should answer some of the questions and give some updates.
First there's Tsar's attack on Monkey.
Our next adventure was rolling on dead creatures, in this case a snake.
As for the doggy perfume, that's what garden hoses are for. Everyone got a chance to get sprayed, so it was a good day for them.
Finally, Samba. This is a tough one for me. Samba is ill. Her MMM requires that she take prednisone for the rest of her life. The common dosage of pred is 5mg, but Samba is taking 20mg and that's down from 60mg originally. Any dog on 5mg shows an increased desire for food and water, but Samba's hunger is off the charts. I don't want her gaining a lot of weight, so she has to remain hungry most of the time. It's hard for both of us.
Because of her illness, trying to start crating her now would be way too stressful. The steroids have made her anxious and she overreacts to situations that she would at one time have accepted. I need to find creative ways to deal with her problems. Keeping food out of reach is one way to help her. I've also started giving her a small snack before I leave her. That seems to have helped.
All Porties are vocal, but Samba is especially so. She talks to me all the time, so answering back when I reprimanded her isn't unusual. We have conversations and although there is a language barrier, it's pretty amazing how well we can understand each other.
Happy Mother's Day to those of you with two or four footed children.