Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dog Day of Summer

We started our long and exciting journey as canine caretakers today. A cousin of a friend had to give up his dog, Persephone. He drove from NY to IL and brought her to us. We've only had her half a day, but so far she is super sweet. She rarely barks, is great with the kids, listen to us (for the most part), etc. Her only issue is aggression to other dogs. We didn't see it at first (although her former caregiver warned us), but then this evening she attacked a neighbor friend's dog through our fence. There is no way, at this point, we could leave her unattended outside in the yard and I'm worried since we spend a lot of time at the park (where many dogs also spend time) that Sephy is going to hurt another dog. I just don't know enough about dog on dog agression so I'm reading everything I can and we plan to take her to a specialist. She's a beautiful gray color which makes her hard to photograph. She's super soft and very patient with Josie's undivided attention and affection. She took to her new veg food fabulously and our friends Angela and Daniel from across the park are going to give us recipes for making our own. They came over and spoiled Persephone with carob chips and cranberries. Added to all the other veg treats the kids gave her, she probably thinks our house means non-stop food. Smart dog.

4 comments:

4 is crazy said...

Beautiful dog - congrats! And, your house DOES mean non-stop food, right?

VeganLinda said...

Thanks! Yes, it is non-stop food around here. She has us figured out.

Karine Fontaine said...

You made me so jealous. I also wanna live in a neighborhood where people are vegan and give dog carob chips and cranberries!!!!

VeganLinda said...

Karine, I know it is pretty awesome. :-)