July 10, 2003

The In-Laws

Last night Kevin's family stopped by on their way up the coast for their annual camping trip. It was very nice to see Mom, Dad, and Zach. It was not-so-nice to see Harry, the 7 pound Maltese. Harry is deceptively cute. He looks like a little stuffed animal. But he's got an attitude and that attitude does not include liking other dogs. Scout is the world's most submissive dog and gets along well with other dogs, but doesn't like to be growled at in her own house. Last time Harry stayed on his leash after lunging for Scout, and Scout gave him a wide bearth. Mom and Dad claim that Harry is all bark and no bite, however, so we decided this time to just let them go and have the Scout/Harry Smackdown.

Things went well at first. Harry growled and Scout shied away, they avoided each other. Scout hid behind chairs and legs. At one point Scout decided she'd had enough and she growled and bared her teeth to a very surprised Harry. That put Harry in his place for a while, but there was to be one final insult. Scout was up on the couch with Zach on one side and Kevin on the other being lavished with attention. Harry was jealous. He kept trying to jump on the couch, and at one point he succeeded and tried to bite Scout on the snout. Scout retreated immediately with a surprised whine, and that was it. Harry went back on the leash and Scout got to sit in her sanctuary (the crate). So goes the dog story.

My haircut went well yesterday and I look stunning, if I do say so myself :).

Posted by Shelby at July 10, 2003 07:15 PM