My Bear is such a big sweetie. I often have to go and put my feet up after supper for a half hour or so (gotta ice my knee) and, when Bouf was around, this was his time to come and snuggle. I really missed that after he passed. And Bear, well, he was uncomfortable getting up on the bed (I guess his last owners were adamant about Bear being on the floor). So I have been coaxing him, telling him that is our special time, and this past week, he has decided it is okay to come up and snuggle! He first checks Sean, to make sure (I guess) that he is busy and doesn't notice him slipping into the bedroom. Then Bear gets up beside me, and gives me a little snuffle. The sweetest thing is that he always has to have a paw over my leg, or his nose up against me if he is going to have a snooze. So he clearly has decided to like having company! When we go over to Mom's (she lives 5 minutes away), he gets all excited at the prospect of seeing Elmo (my mom's cantankerous ShiTzu) (he was also a rescued dog). Bear tries his darnedest to get Elmo to play with him, but with limited success. My husband and I both work, so Bear has to spend time on his own. He very much likes other dogs. So-here is the question-does anyone have experience with a rescued dog (who has had some abuse/neglect along the way) and getting him his own dog? I know, sounds odd-but I wondered about getting another dog, so Bear has a companion. Would Bear see it as a replacement for him, and withdraw? Or would he likely find this a good thing? Any experience out there with this stuff????????
I have been knitting, as well. The cashmere scarf is almost done. I have a lovely, lovely Secret Pal (SP9) who sends me beautiful things. She sent me some Elann yarn(Peruvian wool) in rust and green. So I designed and knit a hat-quite cute, if I do say so myself. I will take pictures when all the ends are sewn in. And I went over to Old Navy yesterday-the stuff was really picked over, so I didn't find the sizes I wanted, but I did find a ski jacket for Bear for 9 bucks! (Yeah, pictures to follow) We tried it out on his walk last night-it's a hit!