Today I leave flowers and Amsterdam for a day and instead want to talk about dogs. There is just something about these loyal companions that make your heart warm and your soul soft. For the past few months or so Alex and I have been enjoying the loving nature of our skinny black and white dog that came along with the house. (Yes, once the house was finished we found ourselves with a wagging tail puppy that just looked at us with beedy eyes and melted my heart. I wondered what would happen to her if we didn’t look after her? All the workers had left and the only living thing at our house was the dog.) Today, in a few hours, we welcome another new member a Labrador Retriever. It’s going to be a busy Sunday afternoon playing with the dogs.
First about our black and white dog. When we took her in and due to her white body yet two black patches on her head we called her “Zorro.” We had the vet give her injections, bought her a bed and gave her a bath. She became our little “Zo.” She’s a Thai dog that means she isn’t any particular breed. One of those local dogs you see running around the streets in dog gangs. She’s a gentle dog that wags her tail and has a bark bigger than her body. The first time I heard her bark, I thought it was another dog. As time passed, “Zo” became “Zoey” when she seems to somewhat be like me and a little clumsy at times. She’s a dog that sometimes misplaces her footing when running up the stairs. Super excited, always hyper she just wants to be near her “pack.”
To make sure she knew what she can do and not, she is now slowly being trained, in English. Yes English. So Zoey is a little clumsy Thai dog who knows how to “Sit” and “Turnaround.” Love her. She doesn’t walk on carpets, bite our furniture or act inappropriately in the house. (Outside is a different matter..she loves biting my plants!)
Now the Labrador retriever is going to be a different story. I’ve never had a dog so big whose size even as a puppy is larger than Dyzio and Zoey combined. It’s going to have to live indoors while its still a puppy though we have already prepared an enclosure for it as well as a nice little dog box where he can sleep mosquito free in the case that indoors is not a good option. He also got a cute bed with a cherry design (there was only a limited selection left at the store! I’m excited and looking forward to our new member. We’ve temporarily called him James but lets see if the name will suit…
Now its time to read up on dog introductions. Do you have dogs? Would love to hear your stories this doggy Sunday!