Since Leroy needs to have a chaperon when he goes outside now I’ve been able to learn a little bit more about both of the dogs over the last several days.
In the past I have let the dogs out to do their business and I thought I knew what that business entailed.
I thought I knew their backyard routine, but it appears that I don’t know it as well as I thought I did.
Here’s what I observed:
Leroy pees in the same 3 spots all the time.
He doesn’t change it up at all.
Sherman pees everywhere.
A little pee here. A little pee there.
Sherman and Leroy poop in each other’s poop area.
For years I thought Leroy had a designated area and Sherman had a designated area and neither invaded that specific dog’s area, because that is where I always saw them pooping.
Apparently, they poop in each other’s area from time to time, which explains a lot now.
And when they do poop, they very rarely poop along the north-south magnetic line that scientists claim most dogs prefer to poop along.
Nope, they’re more east-west, west-east poopers.
Which means either that study is just a wrong or my dogs are just weird.
It could go either way.
I also learned that Sherman thinks he’s a bull.
We put a temporary fence up around the area where Leroy was digging up the rocks.
Of course we can’t put posts in to make it permanent until the ground thaws so it’s just kind of standing there right now.
It’s doing it’s job and keeping Leroy out, but Sherman thinks he can knock it over by head butting it.
He puts his head down and rams into it.
All of his attempts have failed so I’m hoping he’ll just let it go before he gives himself a concussion.
Leroy got his sutures out on Saturday and immediately took to rolling around in the snow.
Every time he goes out he pees and then rolls in the snow.
Unfortunately, on one of his rolls he injured his neck.
He’s o.k., just a little slow moving and stiff.
Poor Leroy can’t catch a break this month.
So that is what I observed about my dogs this weekend. How about you?