February 16, 2005

For the Umpteenth Time

My allergies have turned into something more sinister. I'm so sick of this. My ears are totally plugged and my throat is killing me. Ugh.

In other news, Digory's getting that doggy smell. Time for a bath! He and Scout love to play-fight. Tonight Scout was getting the better of him for the first time. He usually can just muscle her around, but Scout's figuring out how to use her size as an advantage and gets under him and pushes up. Digory was on his back, belly-up, about 5 times in their latest play session.

This is such a relief because we've been so concerned about dominance issues. We've been worried sick knowing when to intervene so it doesn't turn into a real fight. But having Digory flipped over is a very good sign. It's a total submissive gesture. Scout also runs under the bed (Digory can't fit) or into her crate when she's "done" so we're feeling better about that too. There hasn't been deep growling or raised hackles, so we're trying not to intervene too often. We do want them to have fun and play, it's just that playing looks so much like fighting.

Posted by Shelby at February 16, 2005 07:16 PM

Seana had a really bad ear infection on Monday. She is still congested and very lethargic.

You two are most DEFINATELY related -- with your poorly developed eustachian tubes and unrelenting allergies! :-)

Sorry to hear you are sick Shelby! Please feel better!

Posted by: Katrina at February 16, 2005 08:01 PM
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