The above photo is exactly what it has been like since last Friday, lol. We have one dog, which I posted about, and we love animals. So when our friends were going on a family vacation they asked if we could watch their golden retriever. We tried it first, just to make sure the two dogs got along. The first time didn't go well, but I suggested we try it again without them around. The second time Rocky came over and it went very well without his family around. He was too protective with them around.
So last Friday Rocky came over to stay for just over a week. Him and our dog did have some squirmishes, but nothing much to write home about. Rocky's only fault is that he loves to get in Herbie's face and usually lick him. Herbie hates this intrusion of his personal space very much, lol. The above photo shows exactly how Herbie feels. He's the golden one facing us. That's the back of Rocky's head as he licks Herbie. Talk about a Kodak moment.
Things were going so well, that when another friend's neighbor backed out at the last minute, I agreed to watch her dog also. I knew for a fact Herbie and Vice get along well and thought one more wouldn't matter - WRONG!!! Naively, I picked up Vice and brought her to our happy home on Wednesday.
We nicknamed Vice "Cujo." Need I say more. She was the instigator of many dog arguements. When she bared her teeth, Cujo came to mind, lol. We had to keep her kenneled most of the first day. She would pick fights with the other two dogs and the first picture is what would greet me when I walked into the room. It was "dog fur in a blur." The above picture is Vice and I never imagined she would cause such huge trouble for such a small dog. By the second day she learned that if she behaved better she wouldn't get locked up in her kennel - much.
Whenever friends come over and ring the doorbell all hell breaks loose. The snarling those dogs do scares the hardiest of souls on the other side of the front door. They make great watchdogs all together. When we open that door no one's sure they even want to come in and, of course, the dogs are still snarling like they haven't been fed in weeks. The UPS man couldn't run fast enough on Thursday. I'd never seen that truck take off so fast in all my life.
Yesterday Vice's family came to get her. She was actually suppose to stay till today, but that family trip got cut short due to one of them getting sick. So now I'm down to the original two dogs. Rocky is lots of fun to have around. With my son's help, we got the two to stand still long enough for a photo. We have nicknamed them "Laural & Hardy," lol. Don't they look it? Rocky on the left tall and skinny, "Laural," plus he's much younger and springs all over the place. He also has curly and unruly hair. Herbie on the right, "Hardy," short and fat and he's much older and meanders around. He's the older more distinguished and responsible one.
Sometimes being an animal lover can get me in the dog house. The first dog my husband had agreed to watch, but he was very unhappy with the second addition. Oh, did I mention that she pee'd in his briefcase within 10 minutes of me bringing her into our house. Yes, I was dog chow that night!!
Tomorrow Rocky goes home and our home goes back to normal. Herbie will be very happy to have his house to himself. He will be one happy dog and maybe I will be out of the dog house with the Vice fiasco.
Have a great weekend,