December 2nd 2012 2:34 pm
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Sure couldn't tell it was Dec. by the weather. It has been great weather all week. Mom's sister came from Louisville, KY on Wed & brought her Pit-bull, Rosie. My Weim sister, Wren, walked around the house growling the first day Rosie was here. Rosie just wanted to be friends with her. But by the 2nd day Wren was 'ok' with Rosie & they became friends & would play. I stayed in the barn during most of their visit--just too much going on in the house. Mom had put me out in the kennel on Wed. because it was so sunny & warm. I like to watch the horses in the pasture from my kennel. Plus, there were men working on the barn roof I could watch. On Wed. afternoon Mom & Auntie Nila came out to get me to go for a walk with Rosie. When I first went up to Rosie, she jumped on me & started growling real mean. It scared me to death. I cried & cried. Mom went all over me & I had no bites so Mom said I wasn't going to die & we started our walk. At first Rosie, the Pit-bull was dragging my Auntie as she had not ever seen such vast fields & all the new smells. I kept an eye on her though as well as stayed on the other side of Mom just incase Rosie decided to jump on me again. But as we walked Rosie settled down & we were able to walk along side by side in peace. We got to go for several walks together. I think all the walking in the fields really wore Rosie out though. She is kinda chubby & not used to that kind of exercise. :-) Auntie Nila & Rosie went home on Sat. Mom said Wren was sad & had searched the entire house for Rosie. She just couldn't understand where her new friend had gone.
On Sun., another warm day, Mom played "Lassie" with me. I LOVE to do that. Mom walked back to the woods & told Dad to bring me back on the Ranger in about 30 mins. Mom hides & I try to find her. Mom had really hid in a good spot this time. There are a couple of big wooden reels that telephone cable comes on that the neighbor's grandson uses when he is target practicing. Behind the big reels are a couple big round bales of hay so that his bullets will go into them. One of the wooden reels had some boards missing so Mom slipped down inside of the reel & hid. Good place because she couldn't be seen at all but she could see us coming thru the cracks. Dad brought me & Wren down to the valley on the Ranger, stopped & let us off. Dad said I immediately started running with my nose to the ground. Mom saw me running past her thru the cracks, then I circled back, jumped all the way on the top of the big bale of hay & looked down at my Mom! I was so excited to find her I was barking & crying at the same time. Good girl, Lassie........so that is how we play the "Lassie game". I was so excited to find Mom it took her awhile to get me settled down. Of course, I don't remember or know who "Lassie" is, but I know what the game means. We all rode back to the barn & Mom played ball with me for awhile. By this time, I was tuckered out & ready to call it a day.
Hope everyone had as nice of weather as we have had because we all know it can't last.
Bark at you all later........Shelby
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glad that you and Rosie were able to go on some walks. and that she didn't jump on you again
Hi Petey! Me too! I was scared to death when Rosie put both paws on my back. My Mom said Rosie is not aggressive but that it is a characteric of the bull dog to do that establishing dominance. Yikes! All right all ready--she can be the boss!