On one of our walks, Lillie got friendly with the little black and white terrier on the corner. He was behind his fence and I let Lillie go say hello. They sniffed each other and preened and everything was fine until the little Oreo dog lifted his leg to take a whiz on Lillie. I jerked her away and told her that he had treated her like a trollop (not the word I used) and she had to walk away with her head held high, and not look back. “Ladies don’t let boys pee on them,” I told her and she cut her eyes at me as if to say, “yeah, like your track record is so great I should be listening to your advice.” She kept looking back at him, a little forlornly, I think. I was never very good at playing hard to get, either.
I tried to get Lillie and Sweet Pea together, but our schedules just didn’t mesh. I’m sure they’ll get together sometime in the not too distant future. I was thinking about how different Lillie and Sweet Pea are. Lillie is pretty mellow around the house unless she hears something, then she does her job and barks (even if it’s 1:00 a.m.). She does get excited from time to time and will rear up on her hind legs and give your knees a hearty slap. She doesn’t follow me from room to room and she’s quite fast on our walks considering her short legs and girth.
Sweet Pea is a bundle of energy who likes to snuggle and she follows me from room to room. She enjoys ours walks and for such a lightweight, she can pull her leash pretty hard if she wants to chase a squirrel. She also poops on the sidewalk which is harder to clean up than when she poops in the grass. After that happened, I started wondering what classic rock would sound like today if she had happened to run into the Steve Miller Band in the early 1970s:
I’m a trooper, grab a scooper, I’m a sidewalk pooper . . .
I think the two girls will get along famously when they do meet. It’s time to wash Lillie’s dishes and give her breakfast. I discovered Lillie prefers her food dishes to be cleaned daily. I usually cleaned Dudley and Zoe’s dishes every other day, but Lillie wants her food in clean dishes. I can’t blame her, I also prefer clean dishes for my food; yet, she’ll let a boy dog pee in her face.
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