Another week gone! We had an epic cat vs dog interaction this week. It all started with a cardboard box. Apparently cats and dogs have very different (and strong) ideas on how to properly use a discarded box. Kodi thinks they are for eating, while the cat thinks they are for sleeping in. It takes a fair bit to push Nittany into a confrontation with the puppy, but the box was That Important. First there was a squabble over possession of the box. The cat won and promptly occupied the premises. That left Kodi to bark and make various attempts to reclaim the box, to be chased off with a hiss and a swat of claws. This went on for half an hour and looked to continue, but we were tired of the barking and put the dog in her crate and the box in a room that is off limits to puppies but not cats.
In other news, Kodi is now responding to "come" and "kennel up" without regular need for physical enforcement or treat reward. I've been conditioning her for a few skijouring commands for when we get back to civilized and snowy lands. She's pretty indifferent to "gee" and "haw" thus far but has picked up on "hike" with ridiculous ease. What can I say, the pup loves to run! We go for the final round of puppy vaccinations shortly, and then we're done with frequent vet visits (knock on wood) just in time for my work to start back up again.
Two young adults talking about personal responsibility, public service, civic preparedness, and whatever else crosses our minds.
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