Dogs Trust Snetterton: Look At Us Now!
When we first brought Queenie home, she was rather shy and aloof but, after about 4 months, she was much more relaxed and discovered the joy of lying on this settee, especially as there's a cushion for a pillow and now she spends every night and part of every morning on it.
She gets a variety of walks which she appreciates. In Sheringham Park, there are lots of smells and other dogs and, with a bit of luck, humans telling her she's beautiful! Nearer home, she loves going through the sugar beet field, we think because when she breaks the leaves, they make a snap crackle pop noise. Walking through dead leaves is another sound she likes plus rubbing her coat along laurel bushes.
She has strict routines. Every morning after our walk, she eats her breakfast then goes to her duvet to lie down. Then, when my husband has finished his toast, he puts the crusts in her dish. If they are long, they are taken back to the duvet (breakfast in bed?). When she has eaten them, she then comes to me for a chat, and if I am not sitting in my usual place at the other end of this settee, she makes it clear she is displeased! After our chat, she climbs up, lies down and either goes to sleep or, if Alan is in the chair beside her, bashes him with her foot until he strokes her. We know our place!
At night he takes her out in the garden then, when she has peed, she runs back indoors to me to have her collar taken off. After a bit of stroking, she then goes off to bed on the settee. She no longer wants to sleep in our bedroom.