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The babysitter
Friends got a new puppy and we puppysat for a few hours Sunday. Dexter made little Oreo more than a bit nervous, but since she's smaller than his head, that's understandable. But she warmed up and by the end was chewing his ball and bouncing around like a little cheerleader yipping while he played ball.

Dexter 'rings' his bowl when he's hungry (a trick I taught him in case the kids forego feeding him) and when I tossed the kibble in she got excited. Like a gracious host he stepped aside and let her go first. She was having trouble getting into his bowl and reaching the food and he actually reached in, took some out, and dropped it on the floor in front of her, than took his own bite and stepped away to eat it. He didn't settle in to eat until she'd walked away. I've never seen a dog do that before, but then, I don't normally have both adults and puppies. Still seemed pretty darn sweet.

And Dexter would really prefer I not hide behind the camera. He makes nice faces when I hold it lower, and funny, unsure faces when he can't see my face for the black thing aiming at him.

Date: 2011-12-13 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Didn't we get lucky with our down-on-their luck dogs?

He seems like such an excellent boy, and I feel like I never stop gushing about Cricket, Cricket, Cricket!!!

Date: 2011-12-14 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, amazingly lucky. I'm very glad I bit the bullet and decided to deal with the vet bills to nurse him back to health. He is such a perfect fit for this family, with lots of rewarding moments. :)

Date: 2011-12-14 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What a gentleman!

Whatever happened with Maybe? I hope she found a good home.

Date: 2011-12-14 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She did! After she came back to me the lady who had rescued her and technically owned her thought I should pick the next family. I chose a young couple about half an hour away. They were trying to change her name to Juno.. don't know if it stuck yet, but they send me pictures sometimes and they sent a video of her first time in snow. We also went down so the kids could see her one more time and let her and Dexter have a playdate. Pooches picked up right where they left off and raced around like crazy. It was fun, and in the pictures they send she looks really happy. :D

Date: 2011-12-14 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm very glad to hear it!


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