This will be my last 'dog' post for a while...I promise! But I wanted to show you these pictures. Above you can see that Charlie is relaxing into his new home fairly well! He looks like a woolly lamb here I think! Such a handsome boy!
As you know, it hasn't been easy introducing a 'brother' to Alice. She's still very possessive - not over possessions or food, thank goodness. But over us, and our attention (which she has had more or less exclusively ever since she was 8 weeks old! Not surprising then...) We are combatting this by bombarding her with love...showing her that life isn't worse with Charlie in it! That it may even be better! She's taking some convincing, but we are, 3 weeks on, making progress. For example, I can now prepare their food and feed them in the same room (separate areas...but I think that's sensible for most dogs anyway, just in case!) This is a big step, because previously Alice would 'warn' Charlie off & give lots of 'alarm barks' when I was getting it ready. This meant feeding Charlie outside, which wasn't ideal. But fingers crossed, it's ok now.
And then, this morning, I came into the sitting room to find this scene....
and had to share it with you! Ok, they are at different ends...but they are sharing the same sofa!! Alice is the little doughnut shaped curl at the top of the picture.
It's going to take more, much more, time and patience. But I know we'll get there eventually and there'll come a time when she can't remember a time without him!
Happy Thursday, I hope you're having a lovely day xoxo
I live with my gorgeous husband, Paul and our wire fox terrier, Alice, in a small country town.I have cooked professionally for 30 years (boy, does that sound OLD!) and now run Sugar Moon, an online brownie business, as well as a small wholesale bakery, which I love. In any rare spare time I'm working on my first novel and a cookbook based on my business. I love Mozart above most things, but also adore reading, movies,visiting different countries,walking Alice, eating & all things foodie as well as spending time with my beloved friends and family....I hope you enjoy my blog!