Jasmine had an “accident” yesterday. Not just a simple puddle, but a trail about 20 feet long. Apparently, she got started and moved on…and on. I spent time using enzyme cleaner and a hand held carpet steamer making sure the scent goes away. I don’t think I did a good enough job last week, because she piddled in exactly the same spot!
Well, I keep forgetting that she’s only been here for a few days. It seems like she’s been here for a long time, already a part of our everyday lives. She’s not housebroken, she doesn’t know what the rules are, she doesn’t know how to play. But she’s so tame and mellow…I have to keep an eye on her and make sure to take her out when she needs it.
Regardless of what she doesn’t know, it’s clear that she knows love and affection. Those squirrelly eyes, one brown and one blue, look up at me every day with a desire to please. She sticks to me like glue and lives for the opportunity to lay next to me in her doggie bed.
I’m so glad she’s here.
Jasmine is in the zone! She runs into her crate when we’re ready for bed, and she runs out to the back yard with me first thing in the morning! Routine is a good thing.
I had a lunch appointment today, so I put Jasmine in her crate in the kitchen and closed the door. She settled right in, and I left. When I returned, I let her out, and she ran around the living room, jumping and frolicking. This is the first time she has shown a little “doxie pep” since she came to live with us. Her ears were up, she was running and jumping over her pillow bed, and she was eagerly awaiting my arrival at the “office” (aka the couch). She sleeps at my feet on her pillow bed while I work.
She’s a gem, that’s for sure!
There are pictures of Jasmine enjoying her doggie bed on my Flickr site…check it out (or check out the Flickr widget on the right-hand side of this blog).