Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

the cogs

This post is for mom-friend, LeAnne, who's been asking how the cogs have been doing.
The cogs are adjusting to life in L-town. They love the huge backyard; it's bordered by a field, so there's always a mouse or a bird lingering by the fence. The weather is nicer and they are spending more time outside.
Doc loves sleeping in a chair, a newfound luxury at my Mom's house. Schatzi still prefers sleeping on the floor next to our bed.
They are adjusting to being a 3-dog pack instead of just a pair of Brittanies. Mom's dog, Moka, is a 12 year old Akita-Lab mix, who has some aggression and dominance issues. One night, I woke up to Moka biting Schatzi. Schatzi was yelping so I just started yelling to break up the fight. This woke up Joe, who jumped out of bed in his underwear and started yelling nonsense. (Later, I asked him why he started yelling. He said, "You were doing it. It just seemed like the thing to do.")
Fortunately, the three of them are working out whatever pack issues they may have and are getting along better. UNfortunately, this has led to Doc marking his territory a little, and I was very unpleasantly surprised to find he'd peed in the toy box to mark it. I really, really thought about calling American Brittany Rescue as I fished pee-soaked stuff animals out of a puddle of standing pee. Yuck.
But, who could stand to give this dog away?


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