Another break through – last night Ike didn’t go to bed early! He took a nap on the futon. Ike has “space” issues. Typically when we have a dog stay with us Ike retires early until they go home/are adopted/etc. Ike’s space issues extend to his people too, and his best dog pal Carmen. Just because he loves you doesn’t mean he wants you in his space!! Sometimes it is okay, sometimes he would rather go hang in his crate in peace. Yes, I know, somewhat odd in terms of how you expect a stereotypical d-o-g to act. Of course Ike is no stereotype, or maybe he is….the reserved Schnauzer!
Tonight I took all the dogs out into my in-law's backyard (including evil-Joey) on long lines. Bug and Joey tore around the most. Carmen and Ike grappled and tried to take each other out. It was very sweet to see Bug trying to get involved - he wasn't quite sure what to make of their vicious sounding play! So, he settled for herding Joey!! Hooray - this gives me hope for sheep!
Now Honor is asleep at my feet and Ike is asleep on the futon. I can only imagine how tired Joey is.