Posted: 13/07/2017 at 21:27
Dave - we have 2 adopted rescue dogs and both have been 90% there or thereabouts for the last couple of years. Rasta has been with us 9 years now and is stubborn so will respond to instructions, as per training, if she feels like it. Bonzo, now about 8, has been with us 5 years and had such a dodgy start he's still very nervous of new people and new things. He can do his basic commands but nt when he's panicking about something probably very trivial.
They have, with care on our part, taken to our two kittens very well and now play and romp very happily but Bonzo trembled with fright for days at first.
Took them both to the vet today for their annual jabs plus more worming and flea and tick stuff. Both went into drama queen mode because Bonzo is like that and Rasta has some insect bites on her elbow and didn't want to be shaved and cleaned and treated. Embarrassing!
Interestingly, the vet tells me that worming treatments work best and for longer if given in food at the full moon. 4 days too late this time but I'll try it next time and see.
Meanwhile, Rasta has eaten her dinner carefully leaving the all in one worm/flea/tick lozenge so I cut it up and buried it in kitten food which meant she ate half of it but managed to leave the rest. It is now hidden in some cheese sauce she'll get at bedtime. Contrary, cunning critter.