I hear my girls romping in the kitchen with Stanley’s insistent complaining. He always complains: when the dogs ignore him, when they try to play with him, when he gets caught by Lilly as he raids her food dish! What a cat!
But let me give a brief update on Sophia.
It’s been six weeks since we brought her home from Dallas and I am astonished at her rapid adjustment to our family. From the super shy girl we brought home, who flinshed when she was touched and trembled when we spoke to her, she has turned into a rambuctious teenager. She now walks nicely on the leash, she climbs stairs, she jumps into the car and enjoys going for a ride. Her occasional nervous diarrhea is gone (for good I hope). And best of all, she has learned to sleep in until 5:30 in the morning.
She truly looks funny as her ears flop around when she goes bounding around the yard with Lilly. I can tell that the two girls are at the start of a great friendship. This pleases me greatly. After all, the goal was to get Lilly a playmate after her beloved Leo died last October.
Just the other day, after being adorned with bandanas by their groomer, I caught Sophia towering over Lilly and furiously tugging at Lilly’s bandana. I had to laugh because she was holding Lilly down with one paw and pulling the bandana with her teeth, trying to get it off.
Here is Sophia, looking straight into the camera. Still reserved, but unafraid.