With the New Year, I’ve made some changes in my life. Not surprising to hear, given most people have some New Year Resolution or another. I wouldn’t say mine were at all motivated by the New Year, however. More that, because I took some vacation around Christmas, I was able to notice some things that, because I was working constantly, I had been ignorant of.
Clover had slowly become more and more bratty since I started my new job in November. It was slow & gradual, at first hardly even noticeable, but over Christmas, I realized I had a problem. It was beyond toddler “all about me” or teenage “rebellion”. She wasn’t listening when I told her to do things. (Sit, Stay, Come, No.) She was beginning to play very rough (actually ripped open my Dad’s hand, and my nose on two separate occasions.) Both of these developments meant that I didn’t trust her in public, and meant I no longer wanted to play with her, cause it hurt. Continue reading
Dog sitting Mr. Biscuit
Its been 2 weeks since Patchy moved on. Clover had a rough few days. I was violently ill the night of, and between Patchy being missing and her mom being sick, Clover got pretty freaked out. She hid under the bed for hours. Continue reading
Patchy tried Clover’s bed this weekend
First, I’ll preface this by saying, we had a great weekend. The girls went to the beach and had a terrific time in Santa Cruz. But, I’m gonna start with the bad, and end on a high note.
Patchy is starting to deteriorate further. Starting last night at about ~8:30pm, she started peeing in her beds. Normally, she’ll get up and pace until either I notice her or she gives up and pees, avoiding where she sleeps. But last night, she didn’t. I think she was either sleeping so deeply that she peed in her sleep, or it snuck up on her, and she didn’t have time to even get up and walk away. It seems she did get up during part of it, as there was a trail, starting where she had been sleeping, and ending on a nearby blanket. Continue reading
I came home to my parents place to spend some time with them, and focus on Patchy. Her appetite seems to be holding steady. She is less interested in breakfast in the morning, but is eating fairly regularly at night. She’s had two accidents at my parents house (today and yesterday) but had diapers on both times. Thank you inventor of doggie diapers. Continue reading