Day one finished, no fatalities.
As I write this, she is lying at my feet under the desk, her second favorite place other than the crate. Although, I will say that she seemed pretty fond of the bed. She seems a little bit better, but I am starting to think she was either abused by men or is just used to being with her crazy cat lady, because she seems more afraid of strange men than strange women.
I measured her food, and all she has eaten was 1/4 cup. I’m no longer going to just leave the food out, though, and will put it out tomorrow morning before our walk on the rails to trails. She did, however, eat a treat tonight, so that was a step. I will also say this- I have never met another animal that takes pills this easily. I pop it in her month, and it is gone.
I took her over to my brother’s house so I could check on my garden and they could meet, and she behaved ok. She is just really shy around new people. On the upside, she does seem to really perk up when we go out. Her ears go up a bit, she gets a pep in her step, and her tail comes up and curls a little bit. Sometimes she looks like a fox, other times a little deer.
The funniest thing is her car habits. She already loves the car, but not like any other dog I have met. She hops right in, sits down in the passenger seat, curls up in ball and passes out. No sticking the head out the window, no panting and slobbering in the wind, just popping in the seat and konking out.
Also, Tunch has already settled down and is no longer acting weird every time she comes into a room. As we speak, he is back to his busy schedule of holding down the futon. I’m giving it a month before they are spooning.