Chance is becoming a little more
stubborn particular in his old age. Many times he refuses to go with Far Guy but after a few minutes alone with me, he is ready to go. (Sometimes I have that effect on people too!)
Such was the case yesterday. Far Guy left him with me in the afternoon. I got out my camera and Chance was up the steps (all by himself) and waiting at the door. Once outside he took off like a flash to the garage, back to me, to the woodshop/greenhouse and back to me, I asked him “Where is he?” he took off down the driveway wagging his tail. Nothing is wrong with his nose.
I watched him through the trees, I could tell when he made it as far as Bailey’s house as she started to bark.
Soon he was back with Far Guy.
Then he was done and ready to go back in the house again. I am not sure what goes through his mind sometimes…he likes it when we are in the same room that way he can keep an eye on both of us at the same time. We should not sit on the couch together either…unless he sits in the middle.
He is 12 years and 5 months old now…he just may make it through the winter. He likes routine and “jobs” he gets the mail even on Sundays…everyday must be a mail day to a dog. Supper should be served at 6PM…sharp. One of his “jobs” is seeing that someone is cooking at 5:30 or sooner.
He doesn’t like windy days when tree branches (small twigs) fall from the sky, snow sliding off the roof, fireworks, gun shots or being left at home alone. He doesn’t like carrots or apples as a treat, but will eat blueberries and asparagus. His favorite food is a slice of cheese…which hides his aspirin.
What an adventure it is to share your home with a Border Collie.