Friday, March 27, 2015

Scout and Indy together

We were a little worried that Indy was asserting too much dominance with Scout.  He is a gentle soul and we didn't want to see him get pushed around.  Indy had been showing her teeth and trying to dominate him.  We aren't leaving them alone in the house together.  Indy stays in the office or bathroom and Scout can roam about.  But they do pretty well the majority of the time.  She seemed to have mellowed out a bit.   I'm not sure if she was jealous, jockeying for position, or just trying to be a herder.  She does seem to have a strong herding instinct.  In any event, we are pleased that they seem to be ok with each other.    Gracie and Scout used to sleep close together and Gracie was a very mellow dog and good partner for Scout.   With some time, I hope they will grow closer.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Little More Challenging Walk

Exposed Indy to a little more challenging walk by passing a small group of people and dogs in the park.  She was pretty nervous but we made it past the noisy group.   Just a little exposure that doesn't overwhelm her will help her become more confident.   I'm hoping that by summer she will be ok with people and other dogs since the parks will be busy.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Puppymill Kisses

Indigo enjoys a muzzle rub and returns the attention with some hand licks.  She is very tender.  For about 15 seconds I saw Scout and Indy engage in a moment of play.  I wish I was filming.  Oh well, in the meantime, this illustrates Indy's level of trust now after a month in our house.   She continues to be shy but there are moments of trust such as this one.  Note the slight tail wag ;)