A hectic and tiring week has come to an end. Sam is doing really well. Yesterday he was rolling in the cool grass and later he was counter-surfing--All good signs! After a long conversation with a friend, who I consider an expert on natural and holistic treatment for dogs, my optimism and focus has returned. In the past I've had pretty good success in using Chinese herbs and I have no reason to not hope for this same success in using them for Sam too. He'll begin taking them today.
On the flip-side, the unwanted affection and attention of Casanova Lucas for the fair and lovely Annie has finally waned. Persuading Lucas that Annie was not the girl for him, happened in the most unusual way. Annie, unable to convince him herself that his advances were unwanted not just by her, but by all of us, we had an intervention. The intervention was not something that Carl or I did, but something Sheba did. Sheba as you recall is our youngest Golden, and she is not afraid to stand up for herself or even start a fight. On Wednesday, for some reason anytime that Lucas got near Annie, Sheba began getting into the middle of the two, would growl at Lucas, and with that, Lucas would walk away from both of them. This is something I've never seen Sheba do, and I can only conclude that 'the blonde-sisterhood' is just standing up for one another and sticking together!