Thelma and Louise
When we moved into this house at the beginning of July, I think the girls had flashbacks of being abandoned when their previous owners moved, and it took them a few days to realise everything was still fine and to start eating properly.
It didn’t occur to me that it would stress them that much, but I didn’t make a fuss and with their normal routine being followed they settled down.
Their igloo kennel is in the back garden, under the carport roof, and facing the garage door to keep out as much wind as possible.
Where I put their kennel, the ground is covered by gravel, and Thelma doesn’t like walking on it! Its too comical to see her take a long path around it as much as possible when I call her inside!
The new house’s garden is huge, and Thelma and Louise both go on “patrol” a couple of times a day.
What is very different here is that the house is all on one level where the previous house had all the bedrooms upstairs, and Thelma and Louise didn’t know how to climb stairs! Now I can call them inside and straight down the passage to the bedroom where I do all my admin and they can chill there with the puppies (who never had any qualms about climbing stairs).
I even allow them on my bed sometimes and then have Thelma and Louise AND Riddick on the bed with me!
Lately they have taken to snoozing inside the puppy crate if I don’t let them get on the bed. I don’t think they’d like it if I closed it, but they’re quite comfy in there.
They still sleep in their enclosed “box” in the diningroom at night as Louise won’t always wait until she’s let outside to have a piddle.
Labrador puppy-in-training Lennox will even be allowed to lie next to them – if he behaves!
Thelma remains the healthier of the two dogs, not even picking up a bug if Louise gets sick. And she is still the thinner of the two, even though she’ll finish Louise’s food wen Louise doesn’t eat everything! And *touch wood* Louise hasn’t had a seizure in a couple of months now… I don’t want to say it out loud for fear of jinxing it!
They really are the sweetest girls, and they’re loving being able to check out the whole house – including the bedrooms – when they’re inside with us!