kato age two

Don't Kick the Baby

We doglets feel like the kids from South Park - suddenly dumped with The Baby. Kato is the focus of all our lives whether it be to protect our stash, avoid the stampeding humans running with it peeing, held mid air, into the garden or remove the squeakers from all her goddamn annoying toys. Not allowed to Kick The Baby, its against Canine Lore, so we bicker and scrap amongst ourselves. Our lives have become a complexity of canine psychodynamic analysis.  Humans even missed Stereo Chemistry with offer of  lift back and to within acceptable puppy limits.  We are all exhausted, though the Small One is still full of curious, energetic beans.

Humans took Kato to "Pets at Home" store today.  Kato was fussed over by every customer and was tolerant, even pleased at the toddlers who pulled and prodded at her.More socialisation class than consumerism. Kato has a lot to learn, not just that Yellow Disc-O-Dog Frisbees are just so 70s.

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Still lots of strife, then. Are there signs of Kato settling in, like less frantic barking at the GSD the other side of the fence?
Its not so bad. Its just That Abe being insecure. Abe will feel better when Kato is bigger than her and placements in the pack are obvious. Abe always takes her angst out on Java. There was a scrap today as Mike & Juliette were leaving. Java was glad and easy to remove from the situation. Java is at heart a pacifist. Abe will be fine, dogs don't care where they are in the pack as long as they know. Abe just needs time, firm handling and to not be ignored in favour of the Invader. Abe comes round to any new pack member in time. The strange thing is we know none of these scraps happen when we are not here. So theres something in the dynamic that includes me and hippy.

Java, surprisingly, gets on fine with Kato, in that distant, aloof Java way. Java didn't move when Kato got in bed with her tho Kato proceeded to kick/fidget/squirm endlessly.

Lindsay is very tolerant of Kato. Kato decided that Lindsay (after hippy) is her Mum and worries at Lindsays mouth in a puppy way. Clips round the ear are short, sharp and efficient but not nasty. Abe runs away from Kato but then it must be wierd to encounter a 3 month old baby who is the same size.

The result of all this pack upheavel is that Lindsay and Java are closer! Taking to the spare bed cuddled up close together for wise chats.

Kato seems settled, not much barking, except when she spotted a shifty looking GSD/Rotty cross pup in the bedroom mirror!!

Abe will feel better when Kato is bigger than her

I suppose a possible first crack at not being bottom dog could be daunting. At least K will be bigger in no time...

Kato seems settled, not much barking, except when she spotted a shifty looking GSD/Rotty cross pup in the bedroom mirror!!

I bet that gave the others a laugh!
The others were laughing until Abe spotted a nervous, psycho Jack Russell / Dobie in the mirror and Java spotted a very inteligent looking Boxer/Lab/Collie/Trailhound/GSD/Greyhound mash-up dog.

Kato barked and did "guarding" at some distant barking this evening. Guarding as far as a 15 foot trainer lead would allow, then she did a forward roll and attacked the Frisbee.