Iulia Linnea (iulia_linnea) wrote,
Iulia Linnea
iulia_linnea

Darcy looking more like the dog she is

Darcy had her second bath yesterday and has started looking more like the St. Bernard that she is!

15 August 2021

She's also getting stronger, so I've got to discover, reinforce, and add to whatever training she's had. She's going to be an even bigger girl sooner rather than later, and I can only handle her now because of her weakened condition and the fact that she's a good, grateful girl.

Oh, and she and Albus met through the screen while she was in the yard and he, on the porch. There was much barking, but none of it hostile. When they later met through the baby gate, the barking was much louder.

Albus: HELLO! WHY ARE YOU IN MY HOUSE?!

Darcy: WHY ARE YOU BARKING AT ME? I WAS INVITED HERE! DO YOU HAVE ANY FOOD?!

*prays that they settle down and get along*

If Darcy and Albus don't get along, it's going to make it much harder to foster her for long enough to place her with a reputable St. Bernard rescue, which is my intent. Honestly, Albus is just over 50 pounds and difficult, upon occasion, to manage. My sweet foster girl needs a home with St. Bernard/large dog people.

Most of the cats have seen Darcy through the screened porch; they are unimpressed, save Miss Puffy Tail.

Merva: I don't know how, but I will end you if you don't stay the fuck away from me!

Oh, and I don't suppose that it's much of a surprise, what with caring for two dogs, six cats, a husband, and myself, but I'm exhausted. I'd say I'm happy, at the moment, not to have kids, but had I children, the little darlings would be helping me with pet care. ;P That said, I'm a happy sort of tired.

And one final thing: one of our extended family cats, The Little, has the same sort of cancer that his mother, Lovey, had. I got to visit with him yesterday. He's comfortable and seems quite pleased with his life in general—and my brother's doing well—so that's good. It was a nice visit. :D

P.S. In spite of the fact that we both agree that we are only fostering Darcy, Shog is looking at minivans. He likes the ones with built-in vacs. Of course, inventory is low and used minivans are retailing for much higher than I'd willingly pay, but I find myself looking at minivans, too. Do not encourage me!
Tags: albus-the-dog, animal rescue, cat-related, darcy dog, dog-related, family, fostering, life, life is full, life is good, pics, shog
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