Friday, 16 October 2015

Hello, Kerbie!

So last Saturday my mum and I did what we'd set out to do, which is give little Kerbie - formerly my neighbour's foster dog - a furever home... OUR home!! It's mostly been a smooth transition, though as Kerbie has gotten used to us, she's also demonstrating more of her cheeky personality, which was all well and good until an incident a few nights ago involving a laptop, a mug of hot Milo and an overexcited hoppalot puppy. Let's just say there was a lot of cleaning up to do, and a resultant chastised young dog. :/

Territory issues with Ashley are ongoing but surprisingly it's not been as bad as we'd thought: Ashley mostly tolerates or ignores her, unless one of us is physically standing between them (e.g. at the front door, where a portable metal gate serves as a barrier to keep them separated. When we need to leave the house, it means we would stand between Ashley (indoors) and Kerbie (outdoors), and that's when Ashley gets fierce and growly. It obviously means Ashley views US, the humans, as her "territory", which would give Cesar Millan a field day, but never mind. We're working on it.)

 Little Kerbie lives outdoors and indoors, though we've decided to let her be an outdoor-sleeping pup since she's spent months in the neighbour's front yard anyway. She's happy with it, it seems. And we occasionally put her in a portable/dismantle-able playpen, primarily for her safety when we move the car in and out, but also for when mum has tutition kids in the house who are a bit fearful of the little rambunctious puppydoggypoo. As you can see in the pics, we've tried to make her playpen (NEVER REFERRED TO AS "CAGE") as comfortable and inviting as possible for her, meaning she's been spoilt to bits with toys and such.

Sorry the pics are so blurry... she's a real mover, this pup! More pics to come!!

Literally seconds before the great Hot Milo and Laptop incident!
Kerbie with her Moo Moo!

Little Kerbie in her playpen, which we hope she will view
as her comfortable, safe personal space.
A smart shot of Kerbie in neighbour's yard, saying 'so long and thanks for all the kibble'!

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