Hello, from peaceful country living! Sadie is assisting the resident dogs and me farm sit for a few weeks. Twenty-eight acres to explore, supervised on leash, and so much popping up in the spring. Sadie stuck her nose deeply into a dry grass mound. Luckily, no one came out!
On one of our walks, Sadie got into a stray burdock—a mess with her fine, long hair. But she calmly laid down, stomach up to be deburred. She was so brave when I needed to remove burrs from her fuzzy paws.
Sadie's protective instinct has appeared. Yes, deliveries, doorbells (yes, even the doorbell on TV), and unfamiliar family or friends bring up the bark. As I stated before, a slow introduction works best for her.
Her best side would not show at a Meet & Greet, so she will not be present, at least for a while. It took at least 24 hours for Sadie to accept my dogs, but soon a "pack" was formed. She will need a buddy dog in her new home. She is worth every minute!
Speaking of residents, feline residents are very acceptable.
I am so impressed by Sadie's "soft mouth" for treats. So gentle! Also, no food, toy, or treat guarding.
Grass blades are back and all the dogs are enjoying some healthy snacks. The hope of warmer days ahead!
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