Today has been a busy day, and yet we never left the house once. The kids and I are still fighting off the cold we caught while in Ohio and add in a 2 hour time change and daylight savings we all seem a bit off.
We have a ball just for Deeds when he plays with Magpie. It is a way to help them bond. This morning when we tried to get him to play with her Deeds wanted nothing to do with it. We decided on setting a timer for 10 minutes. I went into his room and shut the door with Magpie and the ball. I sat and watched him giggle and play with her for a log time. The timer went off and he kept telling me to “set it again”.
Our best hopes that Daisy, the dog we already have, and Magpie would become best friends are just not working out yet. Daisy is thrown off with us being gone so long and NOT a fan of Magpie at all. It’s new territory for us since even when we dog sit for other people she’s always been okay. I’m really hoping that in a few weeks things with them will settle down. Magpie just wants to play with her so badly but Daisy will apparently take some time warming up to the idea.
Gwen is THRILLED to be home with Daisy. She has followed her around all day hugging her and calling her name.
Tonight we worked on obedience with Magpie and Daisy wanted treats too so we tried some things with her as well. Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. Tomorrow we plan on getting Magpie used to our area by heading to the store and running a few errands. I’ll be honest, I’m nervous and hoping the public will take to her well. I haven’t run into many service dogs at all in our area, really only twice that I can think of. I’m guessing it’s going to take a little getting used to for everyone.