Humans made a clumsy attempt to re-introduce Abe & Java. It failed and they were at each others throats within seconds. But then, it wasn't neutral territory and neither were muzzled. Abe did go passive though. It seems Java was the agressor. Kato gets on well with all three dogs. Hopefully, when Kato matures she will assume a natural Top Dog status and we can put all this behind us. Lucky this house is big enough to accomodate two dogs who need to live seperately.
Abe and Java have always had a stormy relationship - Kato's arrival has just lifted the lid on discontent that has been simmering for years. One side effect is that Abe and Java have become closer to Lindsay.
One of the solutions suggested on Dog Pages forum is to to get a boy dog to sort these bickering bitches out. But Abe, Java and Lindsay have reacted negatively to boy dogs in the past. And five dogs must be Too Many.
Katos pictures go out of date very quickly - humans go to bed with a cute puppy in the adjacent basket and wake up with a grumbling rotty sitting at the end of the bed. But then she morphs into an energetic GSD. And then morphs into some soppy, affectionate mix of playful canine exuberance and inteligent puzzler. Kato needs a lot of mental stimulation, firm guidance and a lot of play. Being "leggy" she is on restricted exercise and only allowed 25 minutes of fast running or long walking per day at the moment.
Cute Kato pictures and dogs in boxes