Friday, November 7

She's a Little Slow Sometimes. Or All the Time.

Meg.

Our dear sweet Bully Baby Meg.

She who was all smiles and happy grunts when she first met Cody has had a bit of a change of heart. On Day One of the Cody-ification of our house, Meg greeted him with a sniff and a general positive vibe. On Day Two she played chase with him in the yard for nearly an hour, very clearly enjoying every second of the fun. Then on Day Three, she learned that he makes noise when locked into his kennel. A lot of noise. As I walked out the door that morning to head to work, I swear the look she gave me was, "Are you kidding me?" I guess she's not a fan of the high-pitched pseudo bark that only puppies are capable of blasting.

And then came Day Four.

The Day.

The Day that Meg suddenly seemed to realize a little something something. Cody is not leaving. I swear you could see that she finally grasped that concept in her every little mannerism. It was obviously quite the revelation for her.

When I got home from work, I let the two of them out to go potty. Meg is never cooperative with that concept, but she does usually manage to race out REALLY fast to take a mega-pee before she tries to act like she's going to melt if she has to be outside for a second longer. Instead of peeing then rushing back into the garage, Meg just stood in the driveway and watched. And stared. And didn't move. Or pee. Cody was oblivious as he ran circles around my feet and tried to leap into my arms (Michael Jordan he is not). Meg stood and stood and stood and just wouldn't budge.

She has done the exact same thing every day since. No aggression, just silent protest.

Meg is pissed.

Sucks to be her.

17 comments:

  1. I love the label you put on this - "prisoners!" :-)

    Poor Meg-ladon. She sounds a lot like my Lily. Lily is one stubborn girl, and if she plants her feet? Forget it. Hopefully Meg will soon get over her shock at having to put up with Cody. And hopefully Cody will soon realize that the crate isn't a bad place to nap.

    Peace - D

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  2. Poor Meg. It is hard to accept a new sibling.

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  3. She's just like a toddler when the new baby comes home. Hopefully it is just a "stage" and will be gone in a few days!

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  4. You know you'll have to wait like 10 years if you want to have anoter kid. Otherwise, you'll come home from the hospital and Alexis, Baby Shell, Meg, and Cody will be sitting in protest chained to radiators.

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  5. She lives such a tortured life...

    OMG. Such a cute pic.

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  6. Poor Meg - exhibiting classic "toddler" behavior at being forced to share a household with a new "baby".

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  7. Aw, poor pup. She'll come around, though...just as soon as she establishes herself as Alpha Dog and kicks some Cody butt.
    That last photo of her makes me want to kiss her on the top of her wrinkly head.

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  8. Make sure you give her lots of attention and that she sees you push Cody aside for her sometimes. If you don't already, for a while, you might think about playing with her alone for a few minutes when you get home before letting Cody out. She just really needs to know that you still love her right now. Once she's reassured of her place in the pack, she will be just fine.

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  9. Poor Meg, hopefully she'll get used to the rugrat, if not I guess it will be her loss.

    Our Golden Zoe went through that when we got Quigley, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and after about two weeks she realized that he wasn't leaving and that was that. Except for the occasional beat downs with her paws. He deserves to be put in his place every now and again. :)

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  10. anglophilefootballfanatic.com3:20 PM

    Just remember mine has never been the same since we got her a brother. She's still pissed.

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  11. Hehehe...I'm sure she'll just used to it eventually.

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  12. Geesh, get busy for couple weeks and miss a few blog posts and you are all behind! Poor Meg. Now I have to find out all about Cody!

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  13. Oooohhhh poor Meg. Sounds like she needs some alone time w/her mommy ;)

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  14. Bless poor little Meg's heart. Thats alot to take in and get adjusted to. :)

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  15. awww...how bout doggy earplugs??

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  16. She's pissed, but did she ever pee? Or is she retaining it all so she can get a bladder infection? Meg ooozes personality! Hope that soon she accepts the new pup.

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