nancy Posted December 21, 2008 Report Share Posted December 21, 2008 Fergie got to meet her new "niece" today. Our daughter and her family adopted Rosie, a lab mix, from a shelter last week-end. And Mari brought Rosie, the pup, with her today when she came to help her Dad make the traditional Italian pasta for soup on Christmas Eve. I got to go pick up Elena - the grandgirl - from her dance class. I cannot make tortellini seal. They know I am not a bit Italian and split at the seams and erupt in the chicken broth. So I get the other chores. Fergie was fascinated with Rosie. They did lots of sniffing and wagging and walking around together. Ferg even let Rosie play with her toys. Ferg turned 13 last Sunday, but she is totally willing to accept obeisance from small dogs. So she was into total wag time. Until Rosie got the zoomies - in our den. She did her very first play bows and play barks! (She was found with her sister by a country road and taken to the shelter on November 22; best guess is that she's 2 months old and never learned how to be part of a pack.) But. by then, Fergie was tired from a walk with Elena and calm play with Rosie. So she did the doggie auntie move to say, "back off." So Rosie decided to explore the Christmas tree. A bit to much. I clapped my hands and told her "No," But about the time that Maggie da Cat put it more forcefully. Mag had been sleeping at the back of the tree - her new den. She spit like mad - no claws at all - and chased Maggie back into the kitchen. Then we humans had lunch - and the girls all hung around. By the time Mari, Elena, and Rosie left, Fergie and Maggie were wondering where they'd disappeared. BTW, Elena is 6-1/2, but she made sure that Fergie got lots of attention, despite her new puppy. She loves Rosie, but she went way out of her way to make sure that she gave Fergie - and Maggie a bit, not a really affectionate cat - at least as much attention as she gave her own puppy. And she knew shat she was doing; she noted that Fergie has been "her dog" since she was born, and she wants Fergie to know that she loves Ferg just as much as ever. I'm blessed with a bunch of great girls - human and otherwise! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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