Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sibling Squabbles & Police Dogs

Dear John,
I'm at my desk tonight - I ran the laptop's battery down. The dog is pacing around the room and Hunter is on the desk. He is solely responsible for all typos.


I really don't know if I feel better today or if I've just kept myself too busy to feel. I'm still sad and heavy inside. I got up early (for a Saturday), did the loop downtown (before breakfast, since we were out of milk), and did some housework. I've spent the rest of the day working online. I put in a Lia Sophia supply order, talked to Heather about using the credits I've earned, talked with my two hostesses who are closing out shows tomorrow, and entered both shows as far as I can.
We had a major milestone today: Abby figured out how to drink! And she drank and drank and drank - water was a big hit. This is good in a lot of ways. I can stop giving her water with a syringe, which will make both of us happy. And I can go ahead and get her completely off of soft food, since she doesn't need the moisture in it now. Then I can leave her food bowl out like I do Hunter's and let them eat when they want to, and not have to schedule being home to feed her.

Abby & Jethro

We had a soft-food issue today. Hunter got mad at Abby and me because she's getting soft food and he isn't. He didn't speak to me for a while, but has apologized and all is well there. Abby is timid and likes corners, so Hunter cornered her and was mean to her. She defended herself pretty well, batting and spitting at him. Just when I thought I would have to intervene, here came Jethro. He just quietly put his big German shepherd head between them and broke it up. Hunter went somewhere else and Abby went back to sleep.
I'm so impressed with Jethro. I know I've said it before, but I'm seeing a maturity  in him that I would never have expected. I don't have to keep as close an eye on the cats because I know he does. And I know that he'll let me know if there's something I need to take care of. This calm maturity is why they make such good military and  police dogs, isn't it?  
I'm including some photos for you. So put them on your wall with the rest of the family, and brag about your cute kids! Please do be sure that Mama sees them. I know she's happy that I have cats. Daddy, on the other hand, is probably quite disappointed!
Love you with all my heart,

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