You may recall from my last blog that Mom is super grumpy since her accident. Well, Macy clearly is not in tune with Mom’s emotions the way I am because she was downright rotten last week.
On Friday, Mom messaged a friend of hers that runs FurEver Friendz, a local 501c3 rescue. Mom asked her friend if she’d be willing to babysit Macy for 3 days to a week. She wanted to see if Dad was truly attached to Macy, if they would miss Macy, or if I would miss Macy. The friend wanted Mom to bring Macy to see her the next day.
When Dad got home, Mom told him what the plan was. He didn’t seem too upset. He admitted that Macy was out of control.
For the rest of the day, Mom was sick to her stomach thinking about it. She didn’t want to give up on Macy but more importantly, she was worried about Macy missing us. Dad agreed. He said he loved her and didn’t want her to leave.
A new plan was hatched. Mom and Dad sat down and brainstormed (i.e., Mom brainstormed, Dad listened). Together, they came up with a list of commands to be sure that they were using the same words for the same actions. They also agreed that no matter what, every day had to involve a minimum of 15 minutes of outside playtime and 15 minutes of training. No Noodle allowed (?!?!?!?!) Traitors…
Mom also added that Macy needs to be brushed regularly. Even though she has short fur, she sheds worse than any dog Mom has ever seen in her whole life. Proof to come later….
Finally, Mom decided that Macy needs calming bones regularly to keep her focused.
The dosage is one bone per 10 lbs, no more than 6/day. So Macy is getting 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening. I’m getting 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.
So far, Macy is doing a lot better. She is able to focus more and is not groggy AT ALL! Don’t get me wrong, she’s not being good but when Mom intervenes, she’s listening better. I mean, how could she not hear Mom with those gi-hugic ears???
So much for me being an only child….