Saturday, July 20, 2013
The Overnight Guest: Welcome Comet!
...the initial meeting with our dogs...It did not go well. As you know, our dogs are old pros at meeting new dogs, and this was nothing different than they'd done earlier in the week, and many, many times before. But there was a lot of growling from Comet, and I of course worried about a fight starting. In all fairness to Comet her world that she has known for nearly 13 years had been totally turned upside down. I knew that she was stressed, hot and confused. I blocked off the kitchen, and got her inside to cool off and settle down. Throughout the evening the dogs looked at her through the gate and I let Comet meet some of them individually and the cat too. (I'll just add right here that CC is always a good sport about my dropping her at a safe distance in front of an unknown dog to see what will happen--It's not the first time she's been used as bait, and I know it won't be the last).