First of all, for those of you who are/have been/will be battling the winter sniffles, a bit of gross humor.
And for Caroline, whose life seems to offer up "little surprises" at times!
Thoughts about living with teenage boys .....
And this is so like my granddaughter, isn't it, TL??
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A note about the puppy adjustment at my house. It's still going well. Jazi, who was the least excited about the new family member, is coming around. She and Lolita have had several chases around the house in the last 24 hours. She still curls her lip a give a small grrrrr sometimes when the New Kid some around, but it seems to be easing. Jealous little twit! How can we have a successful girls' night and sleep over if they are snippy toward each other?? I'm really glad they are playing together. Bodes well for a potential peace in the house!
The other one who has been a bit standoffish is Joey. He hasn't growled at her, but he has thoroughly ignored her, for the most part. With him, I think he is just the more sedate member of the pack, the one I often describe as the "Elder Statesman." I think Lolita is just a bit more energetic that he would prefer for the most part. But this morning, he was following her around and bouncing a bit to entice her into play. Another good sign. I'm sure it will take a little more time for things to even out in their relationships.
It will help when Lolita is finished being in heat. The boys are doing fairly well, ignoring it more with each day. After talking with my vet, I've decided to wait to have her spayed till she is clear. If the girl is in estrus there is a greater tendency for excessive bleeding and a need to watch her more closely to be sure she doesn't have complications. I've been assured that it is a small added concern, but I'm not wanting to put her there. I don't want to take that risk. It's an inconvenience to watch her this closely and clean up spots behind her, but not as important as her safety.
I'm outta here! Have a good day!