Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DogWatch '09: Day 3

Things with Scout are progressing. On the plus side, the dogs haven't killed each other. Also: Scout seems to have little to no interest in Jeff the Cat. She ate a whole cup of food over the course of the day, which is more than she consumed the previous 2 days combined. Unlike a puppy, she has no aversion to her kennel and has been sleeping through the night.

Scout and Lucy are by no means the best of friends. They are still trying to figure out who is boss and there is mild growling and baring of teeth when one crosses the other's imaginary boundary line. I hope they can soon sort out their differences. Can't we all just get along?

Scout is very loving towards people and seems incredibly intelligent. She is already picking up commands and was fetching tennis balls in the backyard this evening. She's a good combination of sweet labridor and smart shepherd, which is one of the great things about mutts.

More updates to come...

3 comments:

Jason said...

They'll sort things out. The only reason you guys didn't go through more of this with Mel is because Lucy was such a little puppy when she was introduced. I saw the first little glimmers of Lucy/Scout bonding when Scout get very interested whenever Lucy ran to the front door.

mcsteans said...

Yeah, they're actually lying about 5 feet from each other on the floor right now and there's been no growling yet. Fingers crossed. They also may need another visit from Jason Steans: Dog Whisperer ;)

Jason said...

You should see the sh*t I can do with hermit crabs.