5.10.2011

May 10, 2011

White Dog is a bit overwhelmed at the sudden changes and shifts the White Dog Army is undergoing. She is at a loss to explain changes in Puff's attitude and cannot comprehend why SAWD is being kept under lockdown. WD makes me feel as guilty as SAWD does as they both stare at me with deep, pained eyes.

Nuka paces back and forth before the segregation crate in a not so silent protest as she stares me down and chants freedom songs in her shrillest Yipe! Quinn, and even YoYoMa are on their best behavior as they, too, make a case to "Free the Littlest One!"

Puff accepts her fate with a haunted look and resignation that we have worked so hard to eliminate from her body language. SAWD asks only for an occasional potty break before sighing as she daintily steps back into her cell.

Yes, Steve and I are feeling mighty guilty. He came home during the break between day- and night-classes so that SAWD could get an actual walk for exercise and not just for necessity.

When the poor girl squirmed uncomfortably at nine tonight, we had a White Dog Army conference. This is Steve's late night and he would not be home for another two hours. White Dog looked at the assembly. "Our Sister needs a break from being locked up and we could make that happen. But we have to PROMISE to all work together." There were compassionate nods from TOWD, AWD, YAWD, and a smile of gratitude from SAWD.

YoYo agreed to be leashed and stay by my side. Quinn stayed inside and where I could see him. Nuka kept watch at the dog door ready to sound an alert if nature proved stronger than troth. Michael unlatched the big crate and swung wide the door. Puff raced to go outside.

White Dog followed at a more leisurely pace to give Puff potty privacy and both came in together. No one wanted SAWD recrated immediately so we all sat together (YAWD still on his leash at my side and Puff happily settled on the window chair) awaiting Steve's return home.

Later, Steve said that being able to be greeted by the entire WDA made his night.

14 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Sounds like heaven! We're so glad you all thought of a way for Puff to be out of her crate for a while.:) We know she just loved it.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great idea! Puff must be so happy to get some freedom. And WD must have been much relieved too.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

Poor Puff.....probably wondering why she's in jail and trying to figure out what she did wrong.

Brian said...

That WD Army is sure a smart bunch!

Random Felines said...

awww - what a smart army!! It can be so hard to do the right thing....

Remington said...

Great idea....they certainly are a smart group!

Kari in WeHo said...

we sure hope this is over for Puff soon!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Mack said...

I can just see the WDA with picket signs that read "Free Puff"!!!

I know she was happy for a little freedom!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sometimes things just figure themselves out, even when they seem so very complicated. :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so glad you worked out a way. That must have been so good and lovely for Steve to be met by all.. Sending purrs and love.. HUgs GJ xx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we know this is so hard for all of you right now but hopefully it will be over soon. And it is wonderful that you can give her breaks like you have. The long walk and the time out had to let her know that you are not doing anything to be mean - you are trying to make sure that she will be ok. It is times like the one you going through now that I so wish that animals could really understand when we talk to them. They know the soothing tones but they just can't fully understand the words and it is so frustrating. But I know you are doing your best to make sure that she understands that it isn't that she did anything wrong - it is just an unfortunate, hopefully very short lived, circumstance. We are sending you all lots of purrs and hugs because we know this is tough for you all - but soon this will pass and everything can get back to normal.

Mr. Pip said...

Sounds like a fair plan. All this juggling must be stressful for everyone - we are glad you found a way to make it work for everyone!

Your pal, Pip

Casper said...

all for one and one for all. go white dog army!!!

Sagira said...

It is always hard when things get a bit off of schedule. Hopefully everything will calm down and settle back in soon.