Our little demonbrat is on doghouse probation right now. No, we’re not thinking of re-homing her. We love her dearly and she will always have a loving home with us.
She was a bad girl Tuesday night. She behaved in a way she hasn’t since before we knew Callie was sick. While hubby and I were watching tv Tuesday night, he was spoiling the girls a little with small pieces of ham. He had given them both one piece already and was giving them a second piece when suddenly Ducky went ballistic on poor Shadow.
A lot of snarling, snarking, and whatnot. Shadow defended herself, to a point. She probably could have hurt Ducky if she wanted to; but that’s just not in her DNA. But Ducky was being her old demonic self. I slipped my hand under her collar from behind and got her away from Shadow. I didn’t just raise my voice, I pretty much yelled at her. “NO! DON’T YOU EVER DO THAT AGAIN!” I was really angry, and I couldn’t tell you whatever else I yelled at her, other than telling her to stay on the dog bed.
Shadow, meanwhile, had half walked-half limped in the opposite direction through the kitchen and to her favorite spot behind our recliners. When I’d convinced Ducky she had best stay on the dog bed, I turned to find Shadow holding her foot up as though she’d hurt it. It was the leg that took the brunt of Ducky’s attack. I checked but could find no blood or teeth marks so I rubbed it some, gave it a few motherly kisses, and gave Shadow some back rubs and head pats to make her feel better.
A few times during the day Tuesday Ducky had started acting like a brat and I put a stop to it. But the behavior Tuesday night just really irked me. And really ticked hubby off big time. Normally when Ducky gives him those sad, black eyes as she’s standing on her hind legs with her front paws on the edge of his recliner, he’ll invite her up in his lap. Tuesday night she got the surprise of her life. Daddy was very mad at her and wouldn’t let her up on the chair for a couple of hours.
Last night Ducky started making that pre-snark noise in her throat as Shadow walked over to hubby. I gave her “the look” and firmly told her to leave Shadow alone. And she went over to the dog bed and laid down. A couple of times she tried to demand attention but I told her no. She finally gave up and went to lay down on the dog bed. But when she awoke from her nap, I gave her a kiss on her sweet nose and told her I love her. And she wagged her tail and went back to sleep.
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