I'm not as thankful as I should be for my health. So when I get a little 24-hour bug that knocks me for a loop, it awakens me to the fact that I seldom get really sick.
I spent yesterday in bed, the result of either some intestinal flu or food poisoning (we ate at a fund-raiser at school Sunday). I'm so glad to be feeling better this morning, albeit a little weak, and sore.
One of the notes that came with Sadie's instructions was that she needed some leash work. Well, after a couple of walks around the pasture, she responds well to the leash. But I absolutely could not get her to potty while on a leash; nope, she had to be turned loose before she could find the right spot.
Yesterday I knew there was no way I could chase her down if she ran off; so with coveralls and stocking hat on (it wasn't that cold, but I had chills and a fever), I persisted in walking her around until finally, she peed. After just one success, she has had no more problem "going" while on the end of a leash. We walk to the spot, she does her business, and we come in. This little lady is a fast learner.
She hasn't really been here long enough to know where the boundaries are, so she does tend to run away, and doesn't always come when I call; she's still learning her new name, after all. Buddy is a major problem when he's here, because he tags her and runs off, expecting her to follow him to the woods like Mandy did . So, a leash is in order.
Sadie seems to have kennel cough, so we may have to take her to the vet today for some antibiotics. Other than that, she is settling in and doing well.