I shot this picture today of Rufus and Keri at the front door. The little girl is getting big, huh? Thursday we go to the vet to have a pre-spay visit. Since she hasn’t been in the car since she was 8 weeks old, I’m sure it will be a trial for her.
She is beginning to settle down and play nicer with Rufus. She still hangs on him and drapes herself with her various toys. He doesn’t seem to mind. She has stopped biting his tail and taking chunks of fur off of him. That’s good! She is still very vocal and barks from the sheer goodness of being a puppy and being happy. You have to laugh at her!
Rufus is so patient and genuinely enjoys playing with her. She has stopped digging craters in her kennel run. This morning she alerted me to a pair of deer in the yard. Rufus didn’t bark, he was just watching. I told her she was a good girl. She is in an ugly, leggy stage now which will pass. There is a hint of the beautiful dog she will become. She will be a mahogany sable, darker than Rufus’ lovely red gold color. Hard to tell ultimately how dark she will be. Time will tell. Right now she is in her blonde puppy coloring.
How I love my collies. Despite the extra work Keri has been, she is a delight. Rufus was the easiest. Hard to believe he was ever a puppy. Julie kept a tight rein on him and he seldom put a paw wrong. Keri is totally different, as they all are. She is full steam ahead. When in doubt — bark! is her motto.