This weekend saw the bombardment of my insect nemesis, the dreaded brown marmorated stink-bug. They are crawling, flying and landing on everything. Right now our front porch is covered with 100's that are trying to get inside and find a place to winter over. Unfortunately it's going to be this way until the colder weather comes.
~My insect nemesis~
I received all the medical records and other information on our newest permanent addition, the lovely Ms. Yellow. When she came to us six months ago, unlike it is with foster-dogs, I was told very little about her. I knew that she got along with dogs, and had been in another (foster) home that couldn't keep her. Ms. Yellow was treated for chronic ear infections which was thought to be food related. This is why she's fed a premium dry food. Now that we have adopted her, we are privy to all her secrets. The lovely Ms. Yellow was found as a stray during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The person that found her, named her, and took her to the vet for her ears. The vet found a spay scar and estimated her to be about 2 years old. The ear infections weren't getting any better and the new owner was unable to pay for the extensive treatment that was being recommended, so she told the vet she was going to take her to the pound. The vet's office contacted the rescue Ms. Yellow came from, and the rest is history. Ms.Yellow has traveled well over 100 miles to end up here...at Golden Pines...in a group home of dogs. She really does seem okay with that.
Speaking of the 'group home,' with the loss of CarrieAnne, a few of you have asked who our new pack leader is. The answer to that is as much as mystery as Ms.Yellow used to be. I can see the behavior and the dynamics of all the dogs is changing both in how they are interacting with one another and with us. I don't know who it will be, but I know who it won't be, and that's Josh, even though he's been here longer than any of the other dogs. It also won't be Todd, and it won't be Gus, Beau or Cricket. Right now my money is on, believe it or not, Sunny. He has the respect of the other dogs, they all like him, and they're taking cues from him. So, we'll see. Stay tuned!
~Sunny who wasn't happy about having his picture taken~