Prompted by Terri's post about her dogs and how they react to the rain, I thought I would do an update on my hounds.
Custard is the perfect family dog, he loves everyone but is also a great guard dog. Yes, he actually sounds very ferocious when someone is at the door, once he has put down his toy rabbit. He does not seem to notice the weather - rain, snow, wind, it is all the same to him. The only thing that gets to him is heat which is now in short supply.
Meet Frou Frou.
See the Birthday badge on her harness?
She is the baby, just turned 2, and has just started to notice that the weather is changing for the worse - she like sleeping in the sun on hot days. Each day the dogs get 5 walks. 2 of these are long ones over the fields, the other 3 are quick ones around the block for pees, the rabbits having taken over the garden. Frou has decided that the short ones are good, but sees the longer ones as purely optional - if the weather is nasty she hides in our daughter's room until we have left with the others.
She is my uncle's dog, and is now living with us for various reasons that I won't go into. She used to be a tough nut who, like Custard, did not seem to notice the weather. However, she seems to be learning from Frou Frou, and is becoming very reluctant to go out in bad weather, but stops short of hiding or refusing to go - at the moment, anyway...
The new pecking order has now been established. A few days ago, Bryn decided that she had to put Frou Frou in her place - minimum force was exerted, but finding Bryn's mouth around her neck seemed to be enough for Frou. Last night they were playing together like old buddies, which was great to see - Bryn was starting to seem very old a while back (she is 9), but seems much better now. There is one down side to this, though - she has rediscovered the joys of fox poop...
Have a great weekend, everyone!