Monday, April 29, 2013


last night winnie finally did the doggy handshake with ebony. yes after over 3 weeks with ebony in the house winnie finally sniffed her butt. this is a giant step in the right direction. this means she is finally accepting that ebony is here to stay and she needs to be friends. now if we can convince ebony to paw the door to go out and not pee on the floor we will have it made.

Friday, April 19, 2013


chickie has always been obsessed with going outside. it is a constant game of where is chickie quick go outside before she escapes. now leo is obsessed. he tries to claw his way under the door and has escaped 5 or 6 times in the last 2 days. chickie runs out to the grass and munches. leo runs out and ebony tackles him, beats him up and pins him to the ground if he gets outside. at least ebony stops him before he can get outside of the yard. winnie is no help. last night and this morning i put a harness on leo and took him outside. we went over to the grass and he had a snack. hopefully this new urge to escape will wane and we won't have to play the chase the cat game everyday until cold weather returns.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

2 weeks and alittle barking

ebony has been with us for 2 weeks winnie is getting good with her and the cats aren't sure what to make of her. this morning she decided that it is ok to bark. up until now we have only heard a few little yips. this morning we got full out barking. of course hubby worked last night and only got a few hours of sleep and ebony decided this morning to bark. not the soft little yips not just one bark but full out barking. funny part is the bark itself. it is so not the sound you would think this tiny up til now queit puppy would make. no she has a deep loud bark that makes us laugh because it doesn't sound like something so small should be able to make that much noise. winnie and the cats just sat on the floor and stared at ebony bouncing around chasing her tail and barking. then they all left the room. ebony is trying so hard to make friends hopefully one of the other animals will play with her soon.

Monday, April 8, 2013


we finally agreed on the name ebony for the puppy. she is such a sweet heart. winnie is still getting used to the puppy and learning to be nice. winnie has nipped her twice once on the ear and once on the tail. sunday went better. i kept ebony on a leash in the kitchen with me while i worked and winnie was in and out all day. both got praise and attention and winnie got carrots when she was good. we are working on reinforcing winnie's training while the puppy is learning which should help as well.

Friday, April 5, 2013

sweet little puppy

we got a puppy last night. so far the cats are curious and winnie is not. it will take a few days for everyone to acclimate and then the fun will begin. for now we are trying to get to know our new girl and figure out a name. picture s coming soon

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

make that ornery little dog

hubby took winnie with him today to the spca. there were 2 dogs there we wanted to meet and let her meet as well. both were a no go. she did not like the one and barely toterated the other. so we are now thinking puppy. what an ornery dog we have.

Monday, April 1, 2013

sad little winnie

winnie is missing her buddy. she sits in the yard staring off in the distance making the occasional bark. she is waiting for gracie. it is so sad. as much as i wanted to wait at first to get another dog it looks like we will keep searching in hopes of finding her a friend. now the trick will be finding a dog that she gets along with and who likes cats. tricky indeed.