We have just acquired one dog, and she is not a hound: she is a 14 week old stray rescue German Shepherd mix (we're not sure what with - possibly Collie or Husky) from the Char-Meck Animal Care & Control centre. She is, however, making us dog-tired. Alberta (or Bertie for short) is the most adorable, smart little lady, but obviously being so young means she has a lot to learn. That currently means lots of play and training during the day, and learning to sleep at night (instead of howling and crying and barking for seven hours straight, which is her current choice of nocturnal activity). Add into the mix a new kitty too, who is settling in brilliantly but is a bit unnerved by one excessively hyper-friendly small dog and one oddly-interested large dog, and we have the recipe for quite the challenging second half of 2012. Not to mention joyful and rewarding!
Because of this, I am having trouble answering my phone, let alone writing back to emails or on this blog. So, if Queen's English is a little quiet over the next few weeks/months, this is mainly why. We also have Amber coming to stay this time next week, and work is ticking over nicely too. All lovely things!
|This peace lasted for about five minutes.|