Kinda Quiet

Old Speck is at the vet today having his teeth cleaned and it’s quiet and weird around here without him. Since he can’t hear, he apparently never knows we’re about to step on him and he stops right in front of us so even without him around, I keep watching out for him and trying to make sure he isn’t going to get stepped on.

Rita loves to sneak around and bark at him when she thinks she’s surprising him but since he never hears her barking . . it doesn’t bother Speck at all. So, Rita’s been kinda on the lookout for Speck all morning.

I’ll go pick him up this afternoon and he’ll be groggy and grumpy . . pretty much like he is all the time!  :)

Speck

Speck

He is so in love with his new bed. I am glad we got it for him. When he gets tired during the day, he’ll go sit by the bedroom door so I can open the door and let him in. I’ve seen Rita in the bed once but thankfully, Speck didn’t see her in it! He’s not much into sharing anyway and I don’t think he’d consider sharing his bed at all!

Speck’s New Bed

While following Vince around Sam’s Club, I spotted a Serta pet sofa/bed. I figured Speck’s old bones might appreciate that instead of a regular dog bed or his old pillow that’s quite flat these days.

Speck's Bed

Speck’s Bed

His old doggy bed was just one of those big dog pillows and it was only an inch or so thick and this one is about 4 or 5″ thick so I wasn’t sure what he was going to think about getting on it. Before bed time, I moved out his old pillow and put this one in there.  He sniffed it and cautiously got on it and seemed fine with it so I put his quilt on there and he got comfy for the night.

Speck's Bed

Speck’s Bed

This morning I went back in the bedroom to fold some clothes and while in there, I turned around and Speck had crawled back into his bed. I guess partially crawled is more like it.

Speck Almost in Bed

Speck Almost in Bed

The bed is 39″ long and 26″ wide.  There’s room for a whole dachshund in there . . I guess he was so tired, he just landed and stayed in that position.

I believe he’s happy with his new bed.

Rita Watching For Her Dad

Rita loves Vince! She isn’t like Speck . . he loves me and he’d just as soon take Vince’s arm off as look at him. I don’t think Rita has a hateful bone in her little body. The other day friends were over and their son and his fiance were in. Rita didn’t know him and he’s a big guy . . 6’6″ at least. He was taking giant steps towards her and being kinda loud and Rita was barking at him with her hair all raised up on her back. She never tried to snap at him but she wanted nothing to do with him.

When Vince goes outside, this is where Rita sits . . 

Rita

Rita

She can sit on the back of the sofa and look out one door, turn the other direction and look out that door and she’s always waiting for him to come into view.

On the days he’s working, either she knows by my actions or what’s on the radio but it seems she knows when it’s almost time for him to get home and she hops back up on the back of the sofa and watches for him. I can always tell when he’s driving in by Rita’s excitement!

The good news is  . . no accidents in the house in at least two weeks. I’m liking that!