It's Ashley ('11 alum) again. I thought I'd catch you up on my observations of the big dog pack I live with…every time I turn around, there's another doggy! I have to check them out and vote on if they get to stay or not, but they've all been pretty nice, so I've given them a thumbs up. Now we are five!
Copper was the first to join "my" pack after my sister Gracie went to the Rainbow Bridge and I'd only been in my new home a few months. I have another sister, Cappy, whom I'll talk about later. My dad drove all the way to a rescue in Tennessee to get Copper, can you imagine he was that special? Well, he WAS big! About twice as big as I am, and young, and a boy…so you can see that he blazed a trail right through the house, snatching all my toys on his way! My parents call him the "Thug" sometimes because he seems pretty slow in learning his manners. Basically, he horns in on everything and because he's so big, everyone has to get out of his way. He doesn't want to share his treats or attention from our folks at all. One thing I loved about him though was he liked to play with me and when we woke up in the morning, we would horse (dog) around and snap and growl and leap and jump so our humans just had to get out of bed. We don't do that so much anymore, because Copper prefers his tennis balls to me!
Cappy is my sister and was here to greet me when I moved in. She is pretty small and although I try to play with her by putting my arm on her back, she doesn't find that fun at all. She is the oldest of us and to my thinking a real "prima donna". For instance, she insists on the right mixture of kibble and wet food for her meals and they must be heated up! She stops eating after her food is about 2/3 gone, walks away, and waits for Mom or Dad to stir it up for her before she'll finish it. Wow! I scarf mine down before I even know what's in my bowl! Of course, Cappy also gets to eat by herself because the 3 of us who are chow hounds would rush to eat her food, too. Cappy loves her home and yard and doesn't want to go for walks (amazing!) In fact, my folks tell the story that one day when painters mistakenly didn't close the gate to our yard, Cappy and another dog took off through the neighborhood. Finally, when circling back by our house after looking for them, they found Cappy trying to dig her way under the fence, back into the yard! Cappy has her special pillows which she doesn't like to share, so she growls a little if any of us get too close to one when she's using it. She does like to run in the yard and bark at our neighbor dogs with us and she walks around the bedroom at night making sure we're all in our proper beds. She takes good care of us.
Hope all the doggies at OBG and everywhere find a new chew toy and some yummy treats in their stockings this Christmas!