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Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday's Tails - 08/20/2013


We picked up Red from the Animal Shelter this afternoon. He seems to be none the worse for wear from his surgery yesterday. Well, except for the nasty doggie farts in the car on the way home! (Gag!)

The introductions to Buddy, the barn kittens, the horses, the chickens and the goats went well for the first time. The kittens just hissed at him and hid under the hay and the goats were 'on point' the whole time they could see him, which is to be expected when introducing a new "Wolf" to the barnyard. Red and Buddy will get along just fine.

I do hope this works out though. It is a stormy afternoon here in Beautiful Southeastern Arizona and Buddy is a big scardey-dog about thunder. His safe zone is under the front porch during storms and he AIN'T coming out for NOTHIN'. We did manage to keep Buddy in the pasture when we brought Red home and I went down to sit with the dogs in the barn to get them settled. Red left and ran up to the gate but came back when I called him, the first time anyway. The second time he ran to the gate, he just scooted his butt right under and headed towards the house. I think he was looking for Jerry, who seems to be his designated human. Since he was already out, I went ahead and let Buddy out so he could go under the porch and not be so neurotic. Red went in the shop with Jerry and promptly settled down under the work bench.

I don't know what is going to happen tonight. I think Red would climb the fence to get up to the house even if we blocked the space under the gate. I sure hope he is still here in the morning. At least he has a collar and tag on in case he wanders off. Wish us luck...

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

he is a pretty guy! poor buddy. i've always had at least one dog that is terrified of storms (i've got 1 1/2 now that react badly - it takes louise a while to wind up. :))

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Good luck! At least he runs to the house.

Mama Pea said...

Oh gosh, here's hoping Red adjusts quickly and realizes what a wonderful home he just fell into. Dogs are very adaptable but the "newness" of everything has got to be a little unsettling right now. (Ha! I know how I feel when I'm in different surroundings!)

David Oliver said...

Good luck, the adjustment period is so hard foe everyone involved, both the humans as well as the animals.

fletchingtonfarms said...

Hope they all learn to get along. It's hard to introduce new animals.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

I'm assuming no house dogs for you? Maybe buy him a thundershirt :)

Lynn said...

best of luck with the adjustment period-he is such a handsome guy and needs you guys-do the dogs not share the house?

Kristina said...

Ah! He's so cute. We have one dog who hates thunder too. We bought him a thundershirt and it does help him.

W. Latane Barton said...

Now I am waiting to see how your night with Red went. I hope he settles down soon and becomes the happy pet he is meant to be.

Ida said...

So glad to hear the surgery went okay. Hope the new dog gets settled in and everything goes smoothly with the other animals.

Maggid said...

Wishing you a super great outcome and a happy happy fur family.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww I hope he does ok! He's very cute. So glad you are giving him a good home :)

Nancy said...

He's been through alot these past few days -- I hope the adjustment goes well Candy.

edenhills said...

I do hope he adjusts and works well for you guys. It's always stressful when there are changes, and he's had a lot recently.

Marie said...

Hope Red stayed home! He's a sweet-looking dog, and I hope he is settling in well. Glad he got along with Buddy OK. I heard you had a gully-washer in Cochise Co! Hope no damage with all that rain!