Friday, November 26, 2010
Mai Tai Shortens Her Name to Tai
We have taken in a whippet - I posted a question in the Yahoo group a while back about it - and things are going well there. When we first took him in Tai's behavior seemed to regress BUT I believe the real cause was the beginning of the rainy season here. As you know she is scared of thunder and she can easily sense the approach of a storm. The best way to deal with that, I found, was just to sit with her on the couch and cover her with a pillow. The new dog arrival happened at the same time we were getting storms several days per week. Once that period passed, her nervousness disappeared. I took the advice from the Yahoo group and we set up the new guy (Pedro) in a pen in the living room. That is where he sleeps and Tai sleeps in our room. He is young (3 yrs) and though interested in her she showed no interest in him. There are no problems with aggression on either side.
Tracey & Tai