Fern And Willow - New Fosters
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:46 PM
She wasn't sure about the big black crazy thing doing play bows and barking, but was happy to follow Katdogs for a run up and down the yard. Mate kept giving her the hairy eyeball as if to say "she ain't staying" and climbing onto laps and defending them against the evil little black dog. Jodie was just happy we kept throwing her ball...
Fern is such a timid thing when it comes to new experiences and friends... if you could see her running up and down my hall tormenting Pickles right now Katdogs... you'd swear I swapped dogs... *sigh*
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:15 AM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:23 AM
Fern is definitely the more outgoing of the two - she is as cheeky as all getout once she knows you. Willow is much more reserved, but knows her name and comes to me for a cuddle when called - and she does the BEST couch cuddles!
Both of them go outside to do their business - although Willow has had a couple of pee accidents inside. Both went out this morning by themselves, even though it was raining - so that's a good sign... *grin*
They are both so floppy when you pick them up for a cuddle - although at 7.4 and 8.1 kgs, that's going to get more difficult to do pretty soon... lol! They are also quiet - hardly a peep out of them - no mad barking when playing or squawking when put in their crate at night... they are just really nice young ladies in all respects.
They love playing with their toys, especially toys they can chew on - but Pickles keeps stealing the toys and putting them out in the yard... she's so naughty!
The babies love following Zeddy around and trying to get her to play - maybe they are identifying with her being the same colour as they are? Both of them are completely happy to play bitey face with Pickles and Trouble - and love zoomies! Oh, and they do love playing in water bowls - maybe that's the Labrador part of them coming out... lol!
Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:55 AM
... and Fern found hers this morning - it's a bit deeper than Willow's, but still cute...
I have also learned not to lie on the floor with these two around - they have a thing for jumping on your head and chewing your hair!
I also think I'm going to have to get new collars for them very soon - they've almost outgrown their current ones - I had to adjust them again this morning and we don't have much more room for expansion there...
They are still shy of new experiences, but they are perfectly fine and normal (read cheeky) once they are familiar with their surroundings.
These girls are going to make some very nice family pets methinks - they are just lovely in every respect.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:08 AM
Fern is leaner and a bit smaller than Willow, but she's the cocky/cheeky one. Willow seems more dependent on having other dogs around to boost her confidence.
Willow will come to me when I'm watching TV and wants couch cuddles - which I'm happy to give her because she's such a snugglebug.
Both of them go completely floppy (like a Ragdoll cat) when you pick them up for a cuddle.
They both also go outside for potty on their own - never had to teach them that either. Such easy pups all around.
They are both being desexed today, and are a little miffed they haven't been given breakfast...
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:50 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:27 AM
These ones are a little wider and heavier than the previous ones.
You should see them strutting around like little princesses right now... we has new bling... too cute!