If you’ve been wondering how little Penney has been doing today, don’t worry, of course I have pictures! She’s been making herself at home and assimilating into the pack pretty darned well.
She slept mostly on Lee last night, but today she’s much more independent and not on top of one of us every moment. She’s had lots of firsts, like getting in and out of the dog door without any help, instigating play herself, and having her first grr-fest with Harvey and a scrap with Vlassic over laps. We knew THAT would come. I think they’ll work it all out.
Lee and I have stayed home most of the day today, other than when I taught my sister how to make her car talk to her phone. We will try leaving them alone maybe for a short time tomorrow.
I’d wondered if she was good with children, and we found out when Mandi brought her newly 10-year-old son to visit. Both Carlton and Penney loved that little guy. Everywhere he walked, they followed. You can tell they are happy by the fact that both their tails are blurry.
I spent as much of the day outside as I could, given the extreme heat, so Penney could get to know her surroundings. In the later part of the afternoon, she, Vlassic, Carlton and I explored the perimeter of our fenced-in back yard area, and she showed her fun side by pouncing on grasshoppers and smelling all the unfamiliar plants.
As we were exploring, I found the pokeweed has made fruit, and checked the spider situation. There are even MORE dead black widows on the porch. I found no live ones.
I’d been meaning to get a photo of the cool web over at our weather station, and the photography gods were with me this afternoon and allowed me to get a pretty good shot of it. There’s some wind damage, but it’s been holding up for weeks now (I don’t know what kind of spider lives there). there).
We do have two garden spiders, one large and one and one small.
Lee called out to me that the large one had caught something, so I got to film this little video of her wrapping up her meal for later.
I doubt you’ll be surprised that Lee and I think we’ll keep little Penney. She’s got a great personality and has had no accidents or anything yet. Plus, we love all her pugly wrinkles. She has enough skin for a much larger dog!
And, ooh, we have a picture of her mom! You can sure see a resemblance!