Goldie is so much better today! Not much of a limp in her step, and she’s also more energetic. It’s going to be on my new years’ resolution to bring her for more regular walks, don’t want her getting stiff muscles again.
Let me introduce the troublemaking duo.
Here’s Milo, Golden retriever (no, he hasn’t found any gold, despite his digging), and around 10 years old. We adopted him when his ex owners moved to Canada and were desperate for a home
He’s in his habitat. His hobbies? Loves to bite plants, trying out different types (thank God all our plants are pretty safe), and recently learnt to dig. He is also really overweight, and though we’ve been trying to feed him less, how can we resist his adorable face? This is him during mealtimes:
and if you’re wondering who his ‘pack leader’ is among the two of them – the manipulator, the schemer, the brain behind all their mischievous acts, it is none other than Goldie. Yes, she is tinier, but that doesn’t mean anything, because she is definitely more fierce and stern. She is a loveball when she wants to be.
Over the past few months he has been here (almost a year, or two, i can’t remember), she has taught him that:
1. Barking is super fun, and the more you bark, the more attention you get. Louder is always better. Doesn’t matter who you bark at, just bark at any dog, bark at the neighbour, bark at cars, bark at construction workers, bark at your own owners, just for the fun of it.
2. Treasure is beneath the garden floor! Dig, dig, dig. Don’t think of the consequences, just dig. Doesn’t matter if you are dirty, you’ll just get a bath at the end of the week anyway. You smell that? i think i buried a bone there a few years ago. Now, you help me dig.
3. When getting ready for walks, ALWAYS make a big fuss. Jump on your owners if possible, maybe scratch them so that they’ll hurry up.
What else will she teach him!
Two of them sharing a moment of eye contact! I wonder what they’re planning to do next
plotting her next big move requires lots of rest!