Ginger is smart, I can tell by how she watches T.V and our facial expressions and she is into my breathing! Today I was reading about those 7 kids who died in the fire & started breathing fast, crying a few silent tears (Poppy & Ginger sleeping on my lap) and she freaked out and start jumping at my face trying to kiss me, I realized she's right.
Me sitting here crying won't help those poor babies or mom. One dad kills his daughter last week and one nearly dies trying to save his children.
I purposely take a anti-inflammatory pill & throw it not he floor and yell "NO!" the second she moves to it... again a bit closer "NO!", closer "NO!" Then I let her sniff and say "YUK" make a exaggerated disgusted face and "NO!" again until she 'gets it. I can now do this with a piece of bacon on the kitchen floor and no one touches it (including Norm - hahaha). In the beginning she would snatch stuff & RUN! & we would all be looking at her in shock - but I know she came from an environment that had several dogs and she also use to hide behind pillows & stuff when too much barking happened - she's RIGHT upfront now.
She's not fond of strangers- she likes everyone but is not overly friendly so that's good, already she won't run out the front door if you stand there with it open - none of my girls do but they bark. Barking is saying hello, warning and protecting but barking to bark- she has this high pitch howl bark - we are working on it now, she's old enough to learn when barking is acceptable; I did notice the other day just the stern "NO!" had her running - which made me laugh - she turns to see this and it's become a big joke. It's hard to be angry at this little beast, she loves me snd amuses us ALL - all the time. I gave up yesterday when painting, she wanted some loving and is BORED of winter & the cold... us too, unlike her we know Spring is only 27 days away! Hang in there.
Soon I'm painting Ginger & Poppy, Ginger does this thing- I tell anyone who will listen -(like a proud mom-lol) she has 3 babies she brings to me when she wants to snuggle it's comical & incredibly sweet It's hard to carry one inner mouth so often she makes 3 trips but she always brings the raccoon to bed guaranteed & it's so cute- EVERY single time it makes me smile & thank GOD for yet 'ANOTHER wonderful DOG' in our lives. Please consider adopting a dog if you do not have one, with LOVE & some caring you too will have a friend like this... that's all dogs care about imo. love. As I type she has brought me her baby and is looking up like she does - time to go play with the girls before we spend time with the octopus.
With TLC & THC
Kids NEED pets. ;) Adults too.