After Nicky passed away back in early December, Eddie (14) and Chipley ( aprox. 10) were living a wonderful bachelor life, no grumpy girl to snark at them. Alas, their perfect life was not to last. Four months ago Don went to evaluate an 11 year old black and white girl. Her owner was 86 and unable to care for her, and had gone into assisted living. Her son had placed Missy (was Niecie) at the vets for boarding and called BRAT. Well, of course the 'evaluation' was good and he brought her home to 'foster'. She arrived like a hurricane, a snarling maniac when we ate, attacking my poor boys if they got near us. They all ate their kibble together in the kitchen, each respecting the other's space, but all bets were off if I was eating or preparing food. We ate out for a week, it was so stressful to me!
Don worked with her during the days while I worked, making all sit and take a bite of his sandwich as he called each name, so eventually we were able to eat peacefully. I simply shut myself in the kitchen to cook, but after a few weeks she stopped being so insane about human food and the possibility of getting some! ( she loves lettuce, raw cabbage, etc) The boys were fearful at first, but for unknown reasons decided they both like her, and though a very bossy girl, she obviously loves them both too. So, another foster-failure! On Mother's Day we officially adopted Miss BB…..Bossy Bitch. I'll try and post a photo of Missy later, it's been awhile and I don't remember how!
She is very sweet 98% of the time, and we are working with her triggers! She is glued to me most of the time, but did well staying with 'the boys' while I was visiting family in Georgia last week. So we are a houseful of senior citizens, Chipley is the 'baby' at 10!