Elli has gone to live with my mother until GAP can relocate her. Apart from not being able to take Elli for a walk, my mother has the perfect home for Elli. She has company all the time, she has the run of the house and garden and she even has doggie company. The perfect stress free environment. She even gets to meet visitors.
Unfortunately, doggie company is not happy to have another dog like Elli.
Elli likes to be the center of attention, so if Mitzi (my mothers Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross) goes to my mother for a pat, Elli will go and push in, and Mitzi has the same reaction as Rassilon. When you tell Elli off, Mitzi/Rassilon think you are talking to them and go away.
GAP have found Elli a home, but it means she is still here for another week, but it sounds like the perfect home for Elli. Out in the country with a pensioner couple who can be with her all the time, and they like to go walking, so Elli can use up her energy on the walks (low stress exercise, as the vet put it, to help her hair grow back), loose the 3 – 5kg weight she needs to loose and be a little more calm at home.
I am so pleased for Elli, she will be going to a home that will be perfect for her where she can have the affection and attention she so longs for. She really wants to be loved, but at the moment she gets too excited when she gets any attention that she gets too pushy. Anyway, she is going to the country and with the attention and walking and it wont be long before she is the beautiful girl she should be.
On the way home from work I stopped off and bought Rassilon and Elli some meat from the pet food shop. It is easier and cheaper to buy it than it is to make it up myself. I also bought something that was recommended for their coats, a meal additive called Livamol. The woman in the shop said she uses it for her show dogs (Long haired Shepherds), so to try to make Rassilons coat shine, and to help Elli grow her coat back and make it look good, I got some. She said that Cod Liver Oil would do the same thing, but would start to work straight away, Livamol will take about a week to start because it is a powder, but Livamol was $5.50 and a bottle of cod liver oil was $17.50. We can wait a week!!
Rassilon appreciates being alone again. I got home from work and looked in the front window to see a dog ‘tap dancing’ by the back door. When I opened the door he was up on his back legs rearing up before doing a single lap of the garden and stopping for a pee (his usual routine), and after being in all day, it is a BIG pee.
It is good to have him back to (almost) normal. He had fish and chips for tea the other night. He was watching me eating and when I asked him what he was looking at he looked at my plate and gave one wag of his tail, so pathetic and cute and so obvious all at the same time.
On Friday night I was so tired from the weeks work, lots of walking and lifting, I was in quite a deep sleep. Rassi got of the bed, which I didn’t feel, and walked around the bed, which I did hear, but in my sleeping state, I imagined it to be Elli (she would come into the bedroom and walk around the bed). By the time I realized that Elli wasn’t there, and got up, Rassi had wet the floor. I couldn’t tell him off because he had come to let me know he wanted to go out, but I ignored him, so it was my fault. He just couldn’t hold it any longer.
So I let him out and when he came back in I patted him as he quickly went past me and back onto the bed.
Mitzi…Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross
As an added comment about not feeling him get off the bed… I can be in bed and Rassilon, a 33kg Greyhound, can jump onto the bed, and the only way I will know is if he comes right up to me or I hear him. He can get up onto the bed without making the bed move. I don’t know how he does it. My Doberman used to have the whole bed rocking and she was 33kg as well.