"A Change of Pace"
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OUR BOY IS GROWING UP
27 October 2005
Slingshot has fallen in love with Sheila.
After days of enduring Sheila's "top dog humping," Slingshot finally discovered that he's a boy. And he's enjoying that discovery.
Yes, Slingshot is still here.
I wrote to Ashley a couple of days ago and told her that the dog had worn out his welcome.
I had reached saturation and said he. had. to. go.
Ashley said she would come that day (Sunday), but we were going to be gone, so she said she'd come on Monday. Then Monday she asked if I would mind keeping him one more day until the other family was ready for him.
Tuesday morning she asked if it would be OK if the other family came by after 6:30 that night.
Well....by that time several things had happened.
The first time he let Walt pet him was a mistake. He had stopped barking at him, but still shied away whenever Walt came into view. But this morning, Walt kind of absent mindedly reached out and patted his head while he was petting Sheila and Kimba. And Slingshot didn't run away. I think he absent mindedly perhaps thought I was petting him because when he suddenly realized it was Walt's hand, he backed off again.
However, later in the evening, When Slingshot was wedged into Kimba's bed, Walt walked over and petted him and he didn't shrink or move.
Now--after winning this battle, how could we turn him over to another family so soon?
So I told Ashley I really wouldn't mind keeping him until the weekend. She has a couple of folks interested in looking at him, so with luck he will be adjusting to another family and settling in for the long haul.
In the end, it's probably
a good decision. Sheila has just begun to teach him to play and obviously, judging
by the antics going on in the kitchen, in the family room, in the back yard, she's
teaching him a few other things as well.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
"Where am I supposed to sleep?"
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