Thursday, January 08, 2009

Day 5 with Rosco

After a rocky start (for me also) Marlee and Rosco are starting to get used to each other. We went out last night and when we came home, it seemed that the two of them had bunked in together. And here is the proof that they can be close to each other without any growling (on Marlee's part mostly). 
Today they actually played really well together. Well Rosco has always been happy to play, and Marlee was just the tolerant one. But she actually instigated play with Rosco; firstly she teased him into some tug of war with a toy, then it was chasey outside with Marlee doing the chasing rather than the running away. A big shift in attitude on her part.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Our (foster) puppy Rosco

Rosco was rescued from a place where he was not wanted and mistreated. Such a terrible way for a pup to start his young life.
He and Marlee met and we thought we would see how they would get along for a couple of weeks, and if they get along well enough, we may keep Rosco as a part of our family pack.
After a vet check this morning, he seems to be in good health (albeit still a bit on the skinny side, but I am gradually increasing his food intake to get some weight on him) and the vet thinks that he is between 10 and 14 weeks; so we're calling it 12 weeks. He had his vaccination (without a fuss) and now we'll just concentrate on fattening him up to a normal weight, and show him a better life.
Marlee is a bit of a grumpy old lady about it all, but she has to learn how to interact properly with the pup. She is having a crash course in canine communication. Hopefully she will warm to him and we can see if he has found a forever home with us.