Nova is improving.
Today I think I can say that Nova finally feels this is her home. Normally when I come home she runs out of the dog house and visit all places there might have been an animal during the day. She annoys the boys and waits by the gate so she can run around in the garden. She never comes to me if I don´t call her and when I do she just stops for a second.
It took a bit longer time for me to get out of the wood shed today (that is the way in to the dog house) and suddenly she came in looking for me and even greeted me 🙂 After that she ran out again doing all that stuff she always does 🙂 🙂 There´s one thing we do have to work on (well many things actually 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) a bit harder. She must understand that it isn´t ok to steal food, especially not when I´m still holding it in my hands 🙂 🙂 🙂
I´m certain that this behavior comes from when she grew up with the drug addicts. They didn´t give her any food so she simply had to steel food just to survive (she was also tossed around between different drug addict homes so she never bonded with anyone if I have the right information). The couple that had her before me got a little trembling skeleton to be honest and they did just the right things to make her gain weight in the right pace. But I think it will be easier to deal with this now when she knows this is home.
But will I ever be able to let her walk around without a leash? We´ll practice a lot on that when autumn comes and I know there are no small younglings out there amongst the wild life. But she´s interested in everything that moves to be honest 🙂 especially cows 🙂 She is half bullterrier and half border collie we think, so cows may be a natural interest of hers.
I feel I´m running a bit late now. I´m cooking dinner for tomorrow and the day after that for work. I decided it was time to start doing that instead of buying at work. We order from a restaurant nearby and since they got a new chef the food doesn´t taste anything. Today I had to guess if it was chicken or pork chops they had put in the pie I bought 🙂 🙂 🙂 My guess is that it was the pork, but when I read the menu it said chicken 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a great day now!