The team (aka Tendra and Barley) left Saturday morning. This means for a whole week, 4 big dogs lived in our house. It went really well, with only a little mischief (besides the Lady not taking enough pictures lol!)
Grammie trusted Lee outside on her tie up, not tied to anything. Lee was very good fro the first bit and then she ran over to the neighbours and tried to hide beside their garage. Apparently she can't hear her Grammie calling her name, even when Grammie is 1 foot away from her!
Barley's history with cats is unknown. He is very interested in the cats but in a gentle way. This would be fine except once he gets interested, the 2 female dogs get interested and the energy became a little aggressive and the pups start getting a little rough. Given that the cats are 19 and not as fast as they use to, we decide to keep the cats locked up in the laundry room. The cats were fine (although when the team left Saturday did walk around and meow for an hour, and joined us in bed the first night).
When Grammie came back from spending a couple days with Aunt C and Maggie, Hailey became very possessive of her. She didn't want Tendra or Barley to go near her. Of course, they were over the moon to see her and very excited. This led to a not very relaxing Friday evening:)
Why did 4 big dogs do so well?
1) We have a lot of space (about 4200 square feet) so everyone has space.
2) Exercise - Lee and Phod got their daily walks and outings, plus, the Big Guy (aka my dad) was home most of the days and took the pups out (Lee on leash or tied up) to play ball 3-5 times a day. Therefore they were always tired.
It is a good thing that it went so well, because I think now that Maggie is around, we are going to see a lot more of the team! And I will try and take more pictures next time!