A short little update after a few more days of settling in.
Billie is continuing to feel more comfortable with her environment and with us. She is completely comfortable around April and Rupie too; more so with April, as greys really do have a connection with each other. Rupie is good with her as long as there’s not too much horsing around, or he gets a bit jealous and over excited.
But April and Billie will walk around the house together, have a little play dance and even step over and around each other when they’re lazing about. No grumbles, just complete acceptance.
She’s happy to lie in her cuddler quietly while we’re relaxing at home or watching the TV, but as soon as we get up to go to another room, we have a blue shadow following us. We find it unnerving sometimes as we’re used to light colours dogs around the house (April is nearly fluorescent white) and then suddenly we realise Billie the Shadow is in the same room!
She comes up to us when we ask her to and loves having a scratch under the chin or behind her ears and is quite happy to stand next to us while we give her a good rub or cuddle. Mike has been at home all day with them today and she’s now coming up to him too, so progress indeed is being made.
She’s nervous of unusual noises, which is not surprising, but is also inquisitive and likes to check out everything in the house.
Billie is eating well, and we’ve established a nice little routine of who gets fed when. Now we’ve just got to get her poos a bit more normal!!
Today’s walks were better than they have been. She’s been out twice for a short, ten minute stroll up and down the street (April can’t walk too far due to her club foot) and certainly seems to feel more confident when Auntie Apie is nearby. We won”t push her too far just yet, as we think she has already done amazingly well to cope with so many new things in only 4 days.