Sinatra is trying to tell you that Skye got her tooth out. It was expensive, and I was oddly concerned about her, but she is 100% back and ready for action! In fact, I think the pain from the tooth had been making her irritable for a while now and I just didn't notice until I saw her running and playing with the boys today how different she had been acting. Silly pit bull didn't show any pain exactly, but was very crabby around other dogs for the past few weeks.
Sinatra is settling in nicely. Now that he's comfortable, I've been contending with a few behaviors I wish he didn't do, but one of the benefits of fostering a dog is that you get to polish them up a little around the edges for their real home. His excessive love for Skye, as well as a bit of possessive behavior around toys, will be a focus in our training. Otherwise, he's been a great boy and he's trying reaaaallllly hard to fit in. Skye took pity on him today and showed him how to play in the sprinkler...
|See? Jump and grab, jump and grab!|
|GRAB!! This is great!|
|Maybe I spoke too soon....|
On Monday I'll be bringing Sinatra to a vet that may be willing to neuter him. I'm also hoping to weigh him and get an estimated age, because I like having facts. I'd guess he is in the 65-75 lb range (he's a little thin), while Skye is 42lbs of solid muscle. I still haven't managed to get the little punks to sit next to each other for a nice picture, but you can sort of see the size difference in this video...
What I love is that Skye is incapable of doing anything without noise, while Sinatra is still finding a voice in the first place. Every once in a while he'll try some type of barking or whining, but he doesn't get it. Poor Parker just watched in horror as he realized that he now has 2 big dumb blockheads to keep in line. Sorry Bubba.