Another weekend approaches and with it another visiting puppy dog. This time it is not a PAALS pup though.
One of my friends is going out of town for her cousin's wedding and asked Mr. K and I if we would watch her nine month old Bull Mastiff Isis. Of course I said yes, but I ran it by Mr. K and he agreed. She is a big girl, weighing close to seventy pounds, and is brindle. She is very sweet, but definitely is full of puppy. It's hard to remember a dog that big is still a baby. But she is a fairly well behaved dog and gets along well with our beasts. In fact, Aria bosses her around and Balloo thinks he should "court" her. He makes "love" eyes at her and follows her around. :)
The only thing I am worried about is that my friends let her sleep in bed with them and that is definitely not happening here. We don't let Glacier and Roscoe sleep in our bed because they are big boys and they are working dogs. Aria, and recently Balloo, are allowed the comfort of Mom and Dad's bed, but they don't weigh any more than 15 pounds combined. Isis is not crate trained even though I adamantly told them it would be a good idea to teach her that crates are her friend. It would have come in handy in a situation like this.
Other than the sleeping arrangements, I am looking forward to having Isis here. She is a good playmate for our fuzzies and I figure she could take part in our obedience training. Which, by the way, is going very interestingly. Balloo won't "down" unless I lay down and hide my face. But hey. It's a start right? :)