Halfway

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It’s been 9 months since the boys joined our house. We’ve been through many ups and downs, bringing laughter and crying/frustration in the same day. The first 6 months were fraught with so many fights between Zeek & Moby I was about to give them all away! Most of that has dissipated but new things are cropping up. We now have a rule instated after an incident last week. No single person will walk all 3 dogs at one time. It makes it impossible to control all of them when trouble arises. Last week it was a cat that got a whooping from Zeek. Cat nail sheaths were lodged in Moby’s neck and Dave’s leg. Zeek got a few face scratches but that was about it. Our neighborhood is filled with house cats and for a dog who wants to destroy all those evil felines, it isn’t a good match. Just another reminder why we need to move out of the city.  Dave went back to find the cat owner but was unable to figure it out. He talked to several households but no luck. The cat ran away after it’s stint of beating up the dogs and Dave. I’m pretty amazed that our cats have avoided massive confrontations. If he attacks our cats, he will have to move out.

Reggie, on the other hand, is becoming rather comfy in the dog friendly home. He now sneaks up on the bed when he gets the chance. Pretty hard for him not to since Moby is allowed. It’s a dog house and everyone is allowed on the furniture, but not the dining room table! That’s where I put my foot down.

Fleas are the other sore point right now. Both Zeek & Reggie got flea baths today. Everyone is on a topical, but it’s going to take a few months to break the cycle. Next week they all go in for shots at the vet. That will be loads of fun…. NOT!

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Reggie and Moby in the studio.

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4 thoughts on “Halfway

  1. They look sorrowful and repentant. If you can put your foot down on the dining table, I’m surprised they can’t. Hope Dave’s leg isn’t infected from the cat claws. You have too much to do. Peace, Jean

    • haha ha!
      Dave’s leg is doing fine. No infection thanks to his prompt cleaning of everything. Dogs have been dosed with another round of meds after a round of baths. I finally got more than 3 hours of sleep in one go and feeling better. 🙂

  2. I’m so sorry about Dave’s leg!! When I walked Zeek and Reggie, I was always on the lookout for potential danger (usually squirrels) so that I could sit them down and get a good grip on the leash before they went crazy. Can’t even imagine adding another dog into the mix. Is this a good time to tell you how much I appreciate you taking care of them? I know it hasn’t been easy. I don’t know what I would have done if you hadn’t agreed to this plan! I am so great full, and only hope I can find a way to repay you for your kindness! Miss you guys 😦

    • Dave’s leg is healing well and we miss you too! Someone in our household isn’t quite as diligent at watching out for dangers. He might have learned a lesson, but probably not. It’s easy to let your guard down.
      We will survive. Life will get better once we purchase a new car and we can travel again. 3 dogs & 2 people in one honda civic doesn’t work. I’ve not been to the coast for over a year! Eventually we will get a better hold on things. Vet next week, another Zeek cut on the following week.
      😀

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