Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We've Got Company!

It's CHLOE from the creek! Okay.... so she didn't come from very far... and she goes home at night...but we love having her here!

Her dad is working on our deck that collapsed in the windstorm last December! Genius me messed around on the insurance claim until June and Chloe's dad was booked until now... when it's 100 degrees in the shade!

While Mabel Lou does make some effort to be the hostess with the mostest, she generally just wants to be inside with me. I don't run the a/c during the day but it's still about 20 degrees cooler. Of course, once she's inside and I'm working on the computer, she immediately wants to join Chloe outside.

Don't think we are so awful as to not invite Chloe in too. She's more than welcome. But.. she has an issue with "buildings." The only one she will ever enter is her own home!  Even if her dad comes in! We think it's an association of the first building outside of home she went in was the V-E-T! Or maybe she just wants to be near her dad.

But we keep the water bowl filled with ice -water... we even bring her dad some. We have cookie breaks. And we moved one of our fans outside for her (our a/c is actually on the blink and our house is a constant hum of 6 ceiling fans and three portables. We kinda have our days and nights mixed up as it takes forever as the house cools off before we can sleep. Our a/c seems to work come morning, so we blast it a bit and then take a long morning nap!)

Chloe found one of Mabel's tennis balls under Mabel's bed. Mabel took it. So I tossed another outside. I made a few trips back and forth getting water and ice and cool rags, etc. before I came in to work. When I came inside, there were TWO tennis balls on Mabel's inside bed! Think about that... she had to make TWO trips! BRAT!

So Mabel Lou, whadayathink about playing hostess for a few weeks while Chloe's dad works here???


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Chloe, maybe Mabel will warm up with time. Ciara is like that, she steals all the toys and wants them just for herself. But Lightning isn't shy, he just reaches in and takes what he wants:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Priscilla said...

Oh Mabel!! You must learn to share! I bet Chloe is a really nice girl to play with :)

Mango said...

Well, I am glad to learn that Mango is not the only dog with building issues. He will go into the vet, the groomer, and our house, but refuses to go into the dog store or any other home.

Mango Momma

Corbin said...

Hehe sounds like me with the tennis balls!

rottrover said...

Hi girls!!

Bart and Ruby