It is another gorgeous, sunny yet cold winter day here. However, I noticed this morning that there is a winter storm watch for my county…apparently they are expecting snow storms to come through tomorrow. Crazy! Usually we don’t get our frozen precipitation until much later in the winter. Guess I should go look for my boots just in case.
Work is still work.
Moo stayed with Neil this week while I was gone and was mostly a good girl! At Neil’s she has to sleep in her crate because his house is not Moo-proofed…so there she usually really freaks out in the middle of the night. Our solution was to move her crate to the garage (it is a finished, insulated garage…plenty warm and protected for her). This seems to have worked. He told me she barked a little right at first, but then settled down and he didn’t hear her all night. And there were no accidents in the morning. She did get into the food bag and chew up one of her zip lock bags that I pack her food in. Luckily, there was no food in it.
For whatever reason, she still gets up in the middle of the night to go outside. I’ve been trying to work with her on this by giving her a really long potty walk before bed and then insisting on her going to lay back down when she does wake me up/ignoring her when she is just being whiny. My concern is that the couple times that she has listened and has gone to lay back fown, she has also gotten sick. I am not sure what is up with that – maybe she has an upset tummy from her antibiotics (it has only happened after her surgery)? And I know if she REALLY has to go, she lets me know by grunting and getting up on the bed if she has to to get me up…so now I don’t really know what to do. Some nights she hasn’t woken me up and there have been no problems. Last night I don’t know if she tried (I never heard her), but this morning there were three barf spots in the living room. *sigh* Thankfully, I haven’t cleaned the carpets yet. That is on the agenda for Saturday. I guess I will just keep trying to get her to sleep through the night and will continue to clean up barf as needed.
Bonnie’s new trick is to sneak out the front door when it is opened and then dash around the house to come in the back door. I am guessing she wants to go outside, but also doesn’t really want to be left out. LOL However, I am learning that if you chase her then she keeps going and doesn’t come back in for awhile. Bad kitty.
Moo’s knee is healing really well…at least the incision is! And she seems to be feeling pretty chipper, so that makes me happy. Sadie is her usual playful, happy self too.
Now I am going to go see about some lunch…