3Flushes wrote:Cool looking dog, man---
Cat's used to being the Alpha pet- that always makes for an interesting transition, eh?
As we begin day three, I'm kind of exhausted. The dog is beyond super, though he's going to be a wee bit of a challenge. Gimlet was actually given that name by the rescue group from Tennessee that carted him up here. He was actually being fostered in Manhattan by this absolute angel of a couple (the woman involved is actually a bit famous in these parts), where we picked Gimlet up. But since he's about seven, he doesn't know the "Gimlet" name and he has had a rough time - extracted teeth, had a fatty tumor removed from his hip, other things. He also has a habit of "burying" his food before he eats. The dear, sweet thing - I think in the past he might have been an outdoors dog. Yet, he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Training him, however is going to be tough but we'll get there.
As for the cat, we spent most of yesterday getting her out from under our rather heavy freakin' Tempurpedic bed, where she crawled to the back part of and stayed there. I couldn't stand it, under there with all the dust and stuff that got kicked under the bed, so we finally got her out by baiting her with some food and reaching in. Assimilating these two with her will be the hard part; she's had the run of the place for about 19 months and now we have to bring them together. He's a sweetie and would never attack her (or anything else), we're convinced - but getting them to get along is going to take some doing. It's all good though; the cat in her usual life is also unusually sweet, but another critter is a whole 'nother story.