(Gizzy's giving her the look)
I've been a bad, bad blogger (hangs her head in shame) but in my defense, I have been a very busy doggy mom for the past week...I picked up Weezie in Valdosta because that's where she was delivered to me all the way from Mississippi. She's an adorable girl and so sweet and easy going, except for the itchies. Poor thing was scratching, chewing and gnawing on herself so that I could not get any rest and was so upset because all I could imagine is a huge Vet bill for ongoing skin problems. But with some adjustments (more walks) some Benadryl and Genesis Topical Spray, I am finally able to sleep through the night and things are slowly falling into place. The Vet said she's about 8 years old and in general good health. There's a few things she still needs, but I have to do that slowly in increments and work it in with the rest of my responsibilities to Gizzy and myself.
(At Banks Lake on the way home from picking her up for the first time - she needed to get out after that long ride in the car from Mississippi to Georgia)
The main thing is, that she's safe, at her forever home and Gizzy and her seem to be, well, not really bonding, but tolerating each other. I'm thankful for small favors and the fact that there were just two small fights and some growling, but all in all, considering she just moved in with us last Saturday, things are going ok. Time, patience and love will take care of things.
(Weezie Mae meeting new friends at Lake Irma)
Weezie loves to walk, walk walk...chase squirrels and eat. She looks bigger than Gizzy because she has longer legs and a longer body, but at the Vet's she weighed only 4 oz more than him. She was 10.6 lbs and he was 10.2 lbs...he's short and stout and she's long and lean!
Weezie LOVES chasing squirrels ....
That's her squirrel she chased up the tree...
Gizzy loves to ride, stroll and torment the duckies, kitties and whatever else is vulnerable to his intimidation tactics. Weezie can hold her own with him. In fact, the last fight they had, she just kind of straddled him with her long legs while he struggled on his back, unable to get up and she just stood there looking, like "what'cha gonna do, big guy?" I had to laugh, only when I picked Gizzy up, his little heart was beating so fast, that I got scared because he does have congestive heart failure and is on heart medication. Tthankfully that only happened once. They just sort of pass each other like two ships in the night and avoid eye contact LOL, but I'm sure that will change in time.
(Weezie and friends at Lake Irma)
I'll post more photos later and I promise to write more often, but I just wanted to thank you for inquiring and asking about us. You are so kind! I'll respond to each and everyone of you real soon!
(Weezie loves her auntie Arlene who is giving her a belly rub - ahhhh)
(Gizzy and Weezie on our morning walk)
Gizzy (l) and Weezie (r) sitting together, but not actually touching.
Between the two of them, they have four dog beds. They take turns sleeping in them all. I think it's their way of learning about one another without actually having to touch!
NOTE to Sandie: I'm on it! I'll send you the tracking number when it goes in the mail tomorrow, but no later than Monday!
Weezie doesn't actually play with toys - that's something Gizzy will have to work on, but she enjoys watching us.
Now I must go for our second walk around the lake...and feeding the kitty cats!