How many is too many?

Dogs, that is. I’ve wondered how many dogs I could have mingling inside the house. I’ve had 5 for several days with 1 or two more in the kennels (converted garage). That was a lot. Of course, the answer first depends on which dogs are on the list. Some dogs just aren’t going to get on with other dogs no matter what you do. This Thanksgiving weekend I have the opportunity to see if I can handle 6 dogs inside the house with 1 in the kennels. I’ve had all of these dogs boarding with me before but they all…

Tucker makes a new friend

Tucker lost one of his special play friends a few days ago when Baxter got adopted. Tucker was one of the few dogs that wasn’t overwhelmed by Baxter’s energy and rambunctious play style. I tried to take Tucker as often as possible to give them both a workout. As luck would have it, Tucker met a new friend the day after Baxter said farewell. His name is Karl. We quickly found out that Karl and Tucker had quite similar play styles. Here’s hoping they can spend many hours together.

Our old friend Arco

The handsome Yellow Lab, not the Sacramento arena. His family is off to India for a wedding so Arco gets to visit with us for a bit. Arco used to live across from me when I lived in Folsom. The city, not the prison. He became infatuated with me and watched my house intently in order to monitor my comings and goings. I’m grateful that I still get to see him.

Yule and Tucker

Yule met Tucker during his last visit but they didn’t get on right away. That’s actually not unusual for Yule even though we’ve introduced him to quite a few dogs over the last two or three years. Yule is generally standoffish for a bit until he decides the other dog is safe. Then they’re good. But with Tucker it seemed that Yule had to replicate his “new dog” assessment each time they shared the yard. So Yule met Tucker’s advances with a worried look and an occasional weak growl. About 20-30 minutes into the play session Yule would pluck up…

Yule came by again

To be honest, Yule has been here for a couple weeks. And he goes home tomorrow. But he’ll be back for Thanksgiving. He was his usual good-natured self during his stay. The kids discovered that some birds have been hanging in the tree in back. That was good for some entertainment and vigorous barking during Yule’s stay.   Yule has his serious moments now and then. He occasionally misses his mum, the Wealthy Heiress. Did I tell about a surprise visit from Yule a couple, three months back? In the middle of the night there’s a tapping at my window….

A Visit from ‘Spresso

I’m late in posting about ‘Spresso’s visit. Late with just about everything lately, to be honest. ‘Spresso has actually been here for a couple weeks already, and is going home Saturday afternoon. He is doing quite well. every time I see him he has a bit more confidence. Still full of love though. I love this boy.