Putting shoes on is dangerous because you will get tail whipped as she expects a walk. At first she’d perk her ears up when she’d see people out walking. I wasn’t sure-even with tail wagging, what she was thinking. Now she makes a little play jump back at me, flaps her mouth shut, looks back at people, then me.....And she waits for me to let her move toward people to get attention.
GSD? She is 100% attention hound! She sleeps by the patio door at night, but does not ask to go out. She spends the morning outside when she can...rotating between grass, cement patio and rug. The squirrels must have seen her – they have kept their distance, staying high in the trees and running along the top of the fence line. She has also scared off the feral cats...thank you, Basil! Um....she has also become a pre-wash as I load the dishwasher (so now I don’t put the knives in until I am ready to run a cycle). I need to get some pictures today when the sun comes out. She looks “mahvelous” after her spa day.
I took him to the vet on Monday to get his skin checked out. She said that he is very dry and flaky so she gave us an oatmeal/aloe shampoo, which is good for moisturizing the skin. Giving him a bath with the hose last night was an experience - he sounded like he was being killed - he's got a loud voice!!! He did not like the water on his back, but didn't mind me bathing him with the shampoo - he enjoyed the massage! He's still scratching, but it's not as bad as it was. And the dandruff is a lot better today than it was. Otherwise he seems to be in pretty good health!
Will have more info down the road - this will be an exciting (and sometimes exhausting) journey that we're all cherishing. Thanks again!