Monday, July 26, 2010
Yes, we're crazy!
Then we discovered- poor Ernie is terrified of a leash. When you put one on him he drops to the ground like a wet noodle. He'll be dragged rather than walk. This is slowly improving and we hope he can join the fam for walks in a week or so. He's also very unsure about eating. Never have I seen a dog (unless it was sick) that wouldn't eat. He'll eat a few bites and then be done. Poor guy just feels terribly insecure still I think.
Ms. Eby is at the vet as we speak getting her lady parts out. Mr. Ernie got his out Saturday morning at the shelter. For a lot cheaper too! I highly recommend adopting from the shelter. Alas, Eby was a stray who never made it there, so no discount shots and spays for her.
Having 2 dogs in the house really does make us feel more like a family. Especially with this baby-repurposed-for-dog item:
We had to pull Ernie the whole time since he wouldn't walk, but Eby still got her exercise by running alongside us for about a 1/2 mile. We get friendly waves and questions from everyone who sees them. They're not lazy, really. We make them run for a bit first. But they could never go as fast and as long as we can on our bikes. So this way they still get to come with us. Their weight also amps up the cardio and strength factor in our rides. And most of all it's just ridiculously cute!
So yes, we got crazy this weekend! We'll see how it goes!