…Maggie turned up at our back door looking like this…
…she became number one suspect of digging in the garden.
She looked so guilty and repentant
that we ever did go searching for the place
where she had been digging.
I have more than once stated that
Maggie’s GGreat Grandmother and
Taji’s GGGreat Grandfather were litter mates.
The manner in which Taji goes about
everyday life is so similar to Maggie…
…that it has to be hereditary and not just coincidence.
Well we like to think it is 🙂
Taji had had the run of her breeder’s house
She thought the same rules applied in her new home.
And although it was hard to see her
looking in the window…
…she soon discovered a comfortable spot
where she could demonstrate
all the sadness a Labrador can muster.
A few months later they were allowed to
put their front feet on the mat inside the door.
And considering their treats are stashed just
inside another door they are happy
with this arrangement.
Both of them happily put themselves to bed
in their kennels at least twice a day
even when they are not tied up.
And like all youngsters of a similar age
they still push the boundaries.
For example, Candi has lost some of
her Monday free time because she was caught
pushing over a neighbour’s rubbish bin.
They quickly learn that actions
…when AND where to nap.