Furry House Guest: Day 2

I wonder what Kela is thinking about this change?
Yesterday when we loaded up the car it was obvious she knew something was going on, but I must admit I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well she’s settled in compared to other dogs we’ve either sat with or had come to stay while their owner was away or in hospital.

Getting her to take her meds is three misses before a hit, so we have adopted the same approach as with Maggie and crushing up the tablets, mixing them with water, and using a syringe directly into the mouth. No problem at all this afternoon. Dinner has also been eaten with gusto, and she has spent the majority of the day outside on the drive.
We have bought a small tarp to put under her food stand as we had been warned she slops her water all over the floor. Well, my slippers got a bath as well so ended up on the car roof in the sunshine to dry out. It’s not a problem though. Maggie wasn’t exactly dainty when she had a drink and we had a mat under her food and water bowls, but that would be no way big enough here.

Twice we have called her Maggie though they are nothing alike in colour and Kela is twice the size of our baby. We had some pleasant comments on our walk this morning, and when it comes to other dogs, there seem to be no issues. A playful cockerpoo pup came up to us on the prom, and Kela’ s head dwarfed it. We shall take her for another walk this evening though it would appear she prefers to do her toileting on home ground which is not a problem for us at all.

It has been a good day though, and I’m hoping she will go through the night tonight now that she’s settled in a little more.
If not outside, this is where she’s chosen to sleep during the day.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Furry House Guest: Day 2

  1. Kela is a beauty and it sounds like she has a wonderful temperament too. It’s so good that she’s relaxed and content. You certainly have a magic touch.

  2. I’m glad that she has settled in nicely 😊
    She looks so adorable 🤩

  3. murisopsis says:

    Getting to dog sit is an honor and when the pup is well behaved it turns into a pleasure!! Enjoy!

    • Thanks Val. We are honoured as her owner would not entrust her to just anybody, and she says she knows she would not be looked after better anywhere.

  4. Steve Tanham says:

    Kela’s beautiful, Di! How lovely for you to be together…

  5. Carol anne says:

    awww! cutie! I’m glad she’s settled in ok! xoxo

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Omg she is stunning 💜💜

  7. She’s so totally relaxed, it’s obvious she’s settled in and trusts you. You know that older dogs sleep a great deal, obviously. They have such unique personalities though. You’re doing a great job!

    • She’s so good. It was a good idea for her to come here as she knows us and we can take her for walks. Her owner’s sister has her sometimes during the day but she’s not well herself, so an indefinite stay may well have been too much for her. So far, so good though. She’s snoring her head off again, but I expect I’ll have to get up in the night to let her out as she hasn’t done a final wee tonight. She does ask though, so I’m not worried.

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