The last few days have been somewhat stressful for myself, to say the least. I'm doing an animal shuffle where I move dogs and cats from room to room, trying to keep everyone safe. Farrah is a super friendly and high energy dog. Her tail wags a mile a minute and she's always smiling. She tries to sit in my lap even though she probably weighs 60 pounds. She's great with the kids too and has fun playing with them.
There are a few issues I'm trying to work out though. The first being that I still have no idea if her and Shiner will get along. I've had to make sure the two of them stay separated until I can do a proper meet and greet. I can't do it by myself, so I'm just waiting until someone can help me with that. I am hoping to introduce the two of them today. Paws crossed that their meeting goes well.
The second issue is that Farrah has a bad habit of nipping the heels of certain people. My boyfriend came home from work on Thursday and she didn't like him. She barked and growled, and when he walked away she went after his feet. I am trying to teach him how he should handle the situation so that she won't continue doing it. The good news is that she hasn't done this again since the first night she was here. So hopefully that behavior won't show up again. I think she has a thing against men in hats, maybe.
|I found a tennis ball!|
This heel-biting behavior is something she's done to my Dad for quite a while. She will do it when he goes over to her normal house. Since she's been staying at our house, she hasn't done it to my Dad and seems perfectly happy with him.
I read a little bit about it, but should probably look into it some more. Apparently, it's a behavior that herding dogs have sometimes. I don't really see any type of herding dog in Farrah, but who knows?
As for Callie, Farrah doesn't seem to show much interest in her. Callie isn't overly excited about her being around though. I'm monitoring the two of them closely and they aren't allowed in the same room alone together for now.
I'll keep you posted on progress. You'll likely see more of Farrah around here!