We will be taking full possession of Rosie this coming Monday. It’s time for her owners to wrap up here and begin their move.
Meanwhile, we’ve been learning what it’s like to have an active dog.
It’s been very different to have a dog that requires walks, toys, and chewing. Gigi, being a snub nosed dog cannot walk without tiring quickly, and she has never really played with toys outside of her baby years. Gigi has never required a lot and in those early family years we loved her for that. She has been the perfect dog for us. Doesn’t she look cute here?
Rosie is adding a new kind of fun because her temperament is perfect for kids in the older child- tween and teen years. Ball tossing, walks, chase and all of those doggie traits are fun for the kids. There is also lots of face licks that are new. The other unspoken reality is that Gigi will turn nine this fall. That’s on the older spectrum for pugs. We may only have a couple more years with her.
The only thing we will really need to work on with Rosie is the freaking out whenever the door bell rings and barking up our guests. Gigi absolutely loves everybody and thinks everyone is there to see her. Rosie wants to check everyone from the outside. We will work on that because I’m not a big fan of chaos at the door with dogs. I want guests to be able to come in and relax without being barked up.
So, Monday, the little mutt is ours!
Oh…and that boy needs a haircut!