Monday, November 24, 2014

Unbelievable

Can you believe it? These two are two years old today.
It's been a rocky time getting here. Raising all eight Porties at the same time was easier than raising these two obstinate little hound girls. At times we didn't think we'd ever see this day.
 Mac has turned into a pretty good little house dog. She's very devoted to Rob and follows him everywhere. She's a good watch dog and lets us know if the mailman is coming or if a cat walked across the porch.She knows exactly when it's dinner time and yogurt time at night. She gets along well with all the other dogs, though she's a little scared of Noah. Sebastian is still her best friend.
Sydney has been tough. At one point about a year ago we listed her for adoption. We had two interested parties but I wasn't comfortable with either as possible homes. One was a young person who had no dog experience and Syd needs an experienced owner. The other was a couple who had raised dogs before, but they had young children and Syd is too unreliable for a home with youngsters. So she's here with us.
Syd does well as long as she can stay outside for several hours a day, digging and chasing squirrels and playing by herself or with her best friend Tess. She doesn't get along with most of the other dogs because she's high strung and gets snappy when she's unsure of a situation. We try to keep her on a strict routine to keep her calm. If she gets plenty of play time outside, she's a sweet little dog, if not... watch out. The recent super cold days have been rough because Syd hasn't had a good outlet for her energy. I'm hoping for a warm winter.
Mackey is a pretty good little retriever  and loves to chase either the ball or the frisbee. Syd will also chase them, but won't bring them back. They both love to eat and Syd likes to ride. She jumps in the car every time she gets the chance. Mac gets carsick, so that takes away all the fun of riding.
So today we'll all have cupcakes, play outside and prepare for whatever the terrible twos has in store for us.

14 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow! Seems like yesterday. You guys sure are good looking
Lily & Edward

rottrover said...

Happy Birfdays, Girls!! What if Syd had a treadmill? It's been suggested for Otto...

Jo's World said...

You are good with these pups and understanding of what they need. Bet in 5 0r ten years they will be just Perfect!!!

Cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Marjie said...

I didn't realize they'd been in your house almost 2 years; I'd have guessed one year. They sure did have adorable baby faces, and they are lucky to have found you and Rob.

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday, girls! We share the same birth date! How cool is that!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch

Susie and Sidebite said...

Really....sure don't seem like two years alreday....but. anywho Happy Birthday girls, eat some cupcakes for us.

The Mad Scots

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We remember when they arrived. Has it really been TWO years?

Happy Birthday, Girls. Enjoy those cupcakes (hope there are sprinkles.)

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

We love a success story. Happy birthday little babies.

Taffy said...

Happy birthday, ladies!! Your statement about hound dogs caused my mom to giggle. I'm not sure why......hounds aren't stubborn at all!

Jeanne Pursell said...

It really does seem like yesterday! Happy Birthday!🎈🎈🎉🎉xo Chloe and LadyBug

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday, Ladies!

Sam said...

Happy birthday. Sometimes kids can be tough. My brother Owen doesn't like other dogs so my dad has to hang onto him and calm him during his walks outside. Our walkers also keep a tight rein on Owen and calm him s ell. It's funny that he's like that because he was brought up the same way as our other three. Oh well, he's a keeper and we love him. We're glad that you kept Syd.

Casey said...

I can't believe they're two already!!! Happy barkday, girls!

kathy b said...

Wow they have grown so much