Sunday, April 1, 2012

A mellow weekend of dogs and napping

Miss Winsome.

Dogs, these days, are all we do. We walk them and feed them and hover to grab them (her) before they (she) can pee in the house, and we stand in the back yard and watch them and hover to grab them (her) before she can wriggle underneath the fence and escape.

We have the fence barricaded all over the place with other fencing and railroad ties and various blockades, but she is like a mouse, or a rat--she can flatten out and slither through tiny tiny spaces that her blocky body does not look like it would fit through.

We went down to the lake, all four of us, today, and Riley watched nervously while Rosie made friends with about a million people and several dogs. She is charismatic; a magnet for people (especially sort of lonely people).

We have practiced the soothing hold, to no avail; she simply does not find it soothing, but confining. I am sort of dreading puppy kindergarten on Tuesday when she is sure to demonstrate her maverick personality again.

This afternoon she went down to Debbie-the-former-dog-walker's house to play with her 75-pound dog, Gunther, who is fast and agile and gentle.


Gunther says, sure, kid, jump on my head!

He loved her the minute she spurted through the gate, and they played hard for about 20 minutes. This was after she played hard with Riley in the morning, and then this evening she and Riley played again.


Rosie says, I submit! I submit!


Rosie plotting her next move from the safety of under Gunther's back deck.

In between, she napped hard.  So, quite frankly, did we all.

Rosie and me settling down for a nice nap on the front porch, just like Boscoe and I used to do.

18 comments:

Faith Shen said...

what a great weekend you have guys, I'm sure that you enjoy your bond together, and you look so comfortable on your soft couch.

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Kimberly said...

Rosie is such a good fit! :)

Mary Miller said...

Gunther is one handsome dog and darned patient to take on a strange puppy so easily!

Berts Blog said...

What a wonderful time you all had. I like the napping stuff too.

Irene said...

Iy sounds like Rosie has a wonderful life with all three of you. Even Riley seems to be a real trooper. It's nice that Gunther turned out to be such a good pal. Glad that she has so many friends. xox

Two French Bulldogs said...

Rosie is a lucky pup
Benny & Liy

JC said...

The first three months that I had Jodie Belle, I did nothing but take care of her. Up at three, napped when she did, went with her outside, you name it ... when month four arrived .. just like Spring, I got some rest. My Jodie is almost five months now. She's almost toilet trained, a few accidents but for the most part she asks to do her business outside.

So, you will survive. They grow so fast. Enjoy and take lost of photos.

charlene and Storm said...

well i go on holiday and i come back and i find tons and tons of posts on your blog! that was great ive just spent ages catching up on your new little rosie. its hard to start with but give it about 4 months and you wont be quite so shattered from chasing the little monster around. my stormy is a little star now and he turns 1 in 2 weeks, oh how time flies xxx

Babaloo said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend, especially for Rosie. Glad she's making friends everywhere.

ADDY said...

What a busy day for such a little one.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

So cute and tiny...and I love the north woods pattern on that fabric!

Eulalia (Lali) Benejam Cobb said...

"We went down to the lake, all four of us..."--that sounds so RIGHT. I'm glad you're back to your normal quota.

Heather Peden said...

Catching up on your last few Rosie blogs. Looks like you are having tons of fun with her, she's giving you lots to do - and write about.
Hugs to Riley for his life being turned upside down :)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Such great posts about Rosie. But you're right -- a new dog (or puppy) sure can keep you busy. But it sounds as if Rosie is going to be worth it. When we got our current dog (a rescue dog aged one) I felt as if she was training us, not the other way around. But we soon managed to come to an accommodation that seems to be working for all of us. Enjoy your new friend.

Hugs, Carol

Canadian Chickadee said...

Such great posts about Rosie. But you're right -- a new dog (or puppy) sure can keep you busy. But it sounds as if Rosie is going to be worth it. When we got our current dog (a rescue dog aged one) I felt as if she was training us, not the other way around. But we soon managed to come to an accommodation that seems to be working for all of us. Enjoy your new friend.

Hugs, Carol

Wisewebwoman said...

the energy! Can she spare just a little bit for the rest of us!
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BlackDog's Photographer said...

Boy is she cute! Nice to have the napping times.

Kim said...

I love that last photo.