Thursday, November 11, 2010
We seem to be having some difficulty selling the idea to the ones who are paw challenged. They don't have any imagination. Do they want us to have clean paws or don't they? Besides, a squirrel inside would make us the most envied dogs in the neighborhood.
Meanwhile, we have had to make some adjustment in our living arrangements to help Nala. Nala is deaf, and has bad cataracts, she has difficulty seeing in bright light, she has extreme difficulty seeing in low light. Nala likes to sleep in the entry, where she can keep watch all night in case burglars should come in the door. If the outdoor light ,which is on a motion sensor goes dark, then she gets upset, she can't see out anymore and she barks. If she wakes up in the middle of the night and it is dark inside the house, she can't find anyone so she barks until she can find us. After having to get up several times a night for a long time just to show Nala where we were all sleeping, we finally found the answer. Now we sleep with a light on in the hall way so she can find us in the night, and we have to keep the outdoor light on all night so she can see the driveway. We also have a night light in the garage so she can go out the dog door, through the garage and then out to the back yard. Street lights keep the side yard pretty well lite, so she does fine outside in the dark.
Nala does not like to sleep on a dog bed, she likes to sleep just inside the entry door on a hard carpet, with no padding under it. We have put down another layer of pad and carpet to give her some padding to sleep on. It has helped everyone, Bella, Stella and I can sleep in the entry way in comfort now as well. We are enticing Nala to sleep in the bedroom with the rest of us, she is getting used to being an inside dog after a life of sleeping in the snow. When you get as old as Nala is, she has earned a little comfort.
We were asked about Buddy Boy who was adopted on Saturday. We did not spend any time with him, so we would like his fosters and adopters to write us and we will post his information as a guest blog. They are Serial Adopters, by the way, having adopted from Golden Retriever Rescue several times.
Mogley G. Retriever