Kismet has been with us for a month now, and fits in like it was meant to be. We are in week two of obedience training. She sits on cue, lies down with an authoritative thump of elbows, and does “touch” to a stick, from which she’s learning to jump to touch and also to push shut the fridge door. “Settle” is a tough command still, sitting or lying quietly on leash when there’s a lot of activity going on around us (specfically, other dogs).
Kismet and Taeva exhaust each other, thankfully, so everyone’s getting a good ration of exercise and play. You may notice that most of my Kismet pictures are of her asleep, which will give you a good indication of what we’re doing when the camera’s off. This past Saturday she was so wrung out, she slept where she landed, at one point asleep belly-up under a chair, with upright paws propped against the chair-rails!
In the hot weather we had lately, I’d draw an inch of water in the bathtub once in a while, for the dogs to stand in to get paws cool. Kismet is fascinated by running water, and summoned up the bravery to jump into the tub on her own. She remains curious (aka nosy) about the shower. That said, on the beach this weekend, Kismet waded in withers-deep but didn’t swim. We may need to be around other swimming dogs for her to really make the water connection (my swimming is apparently not dog-like enough, as she paced my laps but didn’t hop in).
Our visit to our day-to-day vet went fine, about a week ago. We have a cardio-specialty follow-up in about a month & will let you know what we learn. All well with us, she’s terrific!