Twas the Saturday before Christmas and all through the house… there was activity!
The pack went off during the night when Ric took Shiloh by our bedroom door so Shiloh could use the backyard. INTRUDER ALERT!
Then when I got up Zenith went into the kitchen in front of Ric’s closed door and tried to declare an ALERT at 5:30 in the morning. That rebellion was quelled, but the tone was set for the day. Aurora was initiated in Dealing with Family!
Ric and Geoffrey went out shopping early, leaving the pack +1 with me. More whining and pacing!
Most of the day’s action was spent reassuring each dog, including the visitor. Mid afternoon I had time tp watch an Apex/Aurora play session in the back yard. But, it was a gray day and most of the shot have motion blur — it was an active, combative play session!
This shot caught Aurora checking out the path by the lemon trees between attacks on her aunt.
Aurora continues to run for the hide-a-pet and protection when Shiloh looks at her. But, it’s a pretty peaceful invasion… so far.
Today was the third puppy shot day for Aurora, the second time she received the lepto vaccine which her aunt is allergic to.
The only photos from the day come from the rest that she and her aunt had together in bed before Aurora had to go for her meds. Apex was into comfort at 8:14 while Aurora was still thinking of playing.
Fortunately, the visit with Dr. Chase was uneventful. We waited 30 minutes after the lepto shot to make sure there was no sign of a reaction and monitored her all the way home. Apparently, Aurora takes after her dad (and maybe her mother), and isn’t allergic to the vaccine.
She did seem more subdued during the day. Dr. Chase said she might run a fever because of the vaccine, but I thought that her daytime sleepiness could have simply been caused by her overactive and over anxious hour at the vet.
In any event, Aurora’s high energy returned by dinner. All is right with the world.
Except, of course, about 8 o’clock Geoffrey’s brother arrived for Christmas with Shiloh, Aurora’s her first non-pack-member canine.
Shiloh was a perfect — well, reasonable, gentleman. He was interested in the puppy but friendly and not overly aggressive. For her part, Aurora was very curious. But, if Shiloh looked at her hard or made any move toward her, she would scream and run to the sanctuary of the hide-a-pet.
We decided to keep Aurora separated from Shiloh when we weren’t watching. At least for today.