Those of us on this side of the camera say - “ You have no idea just exactly how much this little fart is becoming comfortable! ” Can’t say the same for the two-legged farts - considering we’re losing some sleep.
Trust me… I was kind. I changed the pad before shooting that one!
Naw… really… things could be much worse. Considering all the cold weather we’re having - she seems to be adjusting quite well.
And then there’s - Zucker. Ohhhh, boy. We have kept focus on sensitivity to the ' only child ' and making sure he isn’t feeling like he’s been kicked to the curb. I figured it would take some time to get him acclimated to sharing his family with another canine. But he seems to be coming along with the process better than any hopes I've held in my pocket of reality. As long as we remain fair and equal - Zucker seems to be accepting this new member into the fold.
So far - he’s carrying a milder temperament than what he unleashed on my in-laws’ new puppy that they brought when they came to visit last year. That was an experience for me. I discovered my sweet and wonderful Miniature Schnauzer had a disposition no different than some 5’ 4” drunk after his third beer. Zucker seemed to be misguided by some thought that he could conquer a very young - but all 40 pounds of Golden Retriever.
But the little one will need to do some growing before we can trust leaving both in the same room together for a bit - without one of us present. Zucker doesn’t seem to understand his strength. But he is willing to put it in check at the slightest motion to put him on notice.
Of course - he wants that understood - and never forgotten.
But - just wait until that 50 lb. package shows up!
I pity any stray dog attempting to step foot in the yard that belongs to these two!