Bella has a new nickname--Houdini dog. The first night she was home with us, she got out of her crate. I should have realized then what was to come. LOL
She pretty much hasn't met a gate or obstacle that fazes her. Because Tucker has cone on (sore paw), I've been leaving him and Bella in the dining/kitchen area to sleep. Last night DD announced she wanted to sleep with me (love that
). We put the big dogs to bed, and Bella got thru the gate and showed up in the bed. We put her back, and five minutes later both she and
Tucker (cone and all) showed up. So we hung out for a while--two largish humans, one small dog (who was grumpy at the invasion!), and two big dogs.
I need a bigger bed.
It turns out that Bella is a really needy dog. She just has
to be near her humans all the time
. When we come home, it turns into a huge "event" because her excitement feeds the other dogs who get all worked up. I thought she'd be happy sleeping with Tucker in the dining room, but she left him behind and came to the people. I'm not quite sure if this is a problem, or just a quirk we will need to live with. The funny thing is, I wanted the second Golden partly because Tucker can be needy too--I hoped the two would occupy each other and free up my time a bit. That has happened for the most part, but sometimes they all want attention at the same time and I think, "What have I done!?!?!"