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shelly (Email Removed) said in
After close to 2 years of dog daycare,

wow! has it been that long?

Yes, though the first year was slow so I didn't mention it much.
Friday still alarm barks when a car stops in front of his house. I'll trade you.

that could be tempting. how is he with the tail-coffee table issue?

Excellent. He's very aware of his environment and in total control of his appendages. Way more trustworthy than a certain tailless dog here who will go unnamed.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.

Harriet sounds like a bit of a cat-dog.

huh. yaknow, she does wash herself like a cat, so you could be onto something. she hatehatehates getting wet, too.

Well Harriet's twin, Lucy, also has many cat qualities including that slinky feline way of rubbing alongside people and walls. However, Lucy is also a *** - a With Opinions and believes we need to hear them. She has mellowed out on us and rarely does her high pitched alarm barking anymore. Instead she tells us all about it in "wa-wa" - not quite a howl, not quite a moan but a warbling / siren kind of sound. She does it when she's happy and when she's horrified deep down to the very core of her being ("Look! Look! LOOK! People are Walking on MY street! MY Street! This is SO wrong! OOh the DOGmanity!").
And speaking of Lucy singing the collie-wa-wa blues, we've discovered that when certain people get home and, as a result, Lucy is VERY happy, one can grab her and play her like a smooth-coated, sable guitar (IOW rub her side and she'll wa-wa).
Chris and her smoothies,
Pablo and Lucy
Yes, though the first year was slow so I didn't mention it much.

ah. that would explain it. i think i recall that when you left your j-o-b, you said you had something dog-related in the works, but didn't want to discuss it outloud.
Excellent. He's very aware of his environment and in total control of his appendages. Way more trustworthy than a certain tailless dog here who will go unnamed.

well then, it should be a relatively seamless exchange! harriet wants to know if they have bunnies up north (i told her you do, but she doesn't believe me)? she also wanted me to tell you that she expects to be tucked in at night, preferably in between the sheets and the blankets, with a pillow or human stomach/back/side to rest her head on. other than that, she's pretty flexible.

shelly
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shelly (Email Removed) said in
Yes, though the first year was slow so I didn't mention it much.

ah. that would explain it. i think i recall that when you left your j-o-b, you said you had something dog-related in the works, but didn't want to discuss it outloud.

That was something different that didn't pan out. I had worked up a business plan for a dog hydrotherapy business, when lo and behold someone beat me to it. Since such an idea was brand new to the local market, I chose not to compete, though my idea was somewhat different from hers.
During the time I was working on The Plan, I took in dogs and built agility equipment. Taking in dogs worked out well enough to stick to it.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Perhaps I should send the Misses Barkis to you for a visit. Then you will return to counting your blessings. I could teach you the "everything is fine, we don't bark at the neighbors" song so you wouldn't go completely nuts.

Maui would love to hear the song (he is a barker!)
aw shelly
bless her little heart Emotion: smile one of my dogs ~the largest~ couldnt care less who comes in but the other two will bark.
maybe one of those motion activated lights out front might put her on guard??
Well Harriet's twin, Lucy, also has many cat qualities including that slinky feline way of rubbing alongside people and walls.

oooh! harriet does that too. people, walls, and especially the back of the couch. it's insanely cute, because it's usually a prelude to her Crazy Dog Routine.
However, Lucy is also a *** - a With Opinions and believes we need to hear them.

but, of course. as reigning girldog, that's as it should be.
She has mellowed out on us and rarely does her high pitched alarm barking anymore. Instead she tells us all ... her being ("Look! Look! LOOK! People are Walking on MY street! MY Street! This is SO wrong! OOh the DOGmanity!").

harriet does the Boxer woo-woo when i'm on the phone (i think she's perplexed by the whole telephone thing), or when she doesn't want to take "no" for an answer. it involves scrunching up her lips into a smiley snarl, kidney beaning, and, well, woo-wooing at me. the woo-woo is usually followed by much snotty-sneezing and feet stomping. it is Teh Cute.
And speaking of Lucy singing the collie-wa-wa blues, we've discovered that when certain people get home and, as a result, Lucy is VERY happy, one can grab her and play her like a smooth-coated, sable guitar (IOW rub her side and she'll wa-wa).

oh my. now that is cute.

shelly
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aw shelly bless her little heart Emotion: smile one of my dogs ~the largest~ couldnt care less who comes in but the other two will bark. maybe one of those motion activated lights out front might put her on guard??

We have motion detector porch lights. The alarm barkers pay attention to the light going on at night and check things out, but the laid back ones couldn't care less. If she can't be bothered with real live people inside the house, she probably won't care about lights. Unless she learns to care because it signals someone who comes bearing treats or something. Certainly a silly light is no reason to un-burrito yourself!

Paula
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