|Josie is trying very hard to stay awake!|
Got a great picture of poor Josie brooding on the dog bed while the other dogs were all outdoors. Because the incision is on the bottom of her foot, and because footpads tend to heal slowly (according the the Vet Tech) we'll have to be careful for quite awhile. No walks, no rough playing, no running around the dog yard (or digging holes) with Argus.
|Poor Josie wants to be outdoors with her friends|
We need to come up with ideas to keep Josie busy and happy, as she's a very playful athletic dog who spends much of her time wrestling with Argus or playing with toys. Fortunately she loves treat balls and similar toys that can be stuffed with tasty tidbits, and will spend hours working to get at the food. Those toys become "bones of contention" however, and we have to supervise, provide an equal toy for each of the other dogs, or have Josie in her crate or out by herself.
|One for each, as Coral says all treats are HERS!|
The proverbial "pink slip" arrived yesterday, announcing that I, like all other non-essential state employees, would be out of a job on July 1st. Hopefully this will not last too long, but I completely support Governor Dayton's stand on the budget issue.
Up early tomorrow to pick up Reebok and get her settled in here. I'll take Argus along with me so he will accept the fact that she is no longer in season, and she will be comfortable with him. She'll move to the kitchen this time (she was in the basement while she was here for breeding) and we'll run shifts at first until we know for sure that she will get along with Coral and Josie.