Alli Is Confused

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092023

Poor Alli is confused. German shepherds are rather OCD to begin with. They thrive on routine, and when their routines are changed they’re not sure how to adapt to that. Since it’s just Terry and I and our critters here at home, and because we do not get a lot of visitors, when someone stops by it’s a big event for her. Having Jesse and Jennifer here for a few days was fun, but it took her a while to understand that we had people staying with us. That’s never happened before.

Soon enough she got used to that, though when they went out to run some errands and came back she barked at them when they first came in the house. Then she seemed to remember that they belonged here and that was okay.

Our friends are morning people, and we all know that Terry and I are night owls who seldom get to bed before 1 or 2 AM, and usually wake up somewhere around 10. But we’ve been getting up much earlier while they were here, which was another change to her routine.

And then, to really confuse her, we had our alarm set for 5 AM yesterday so we could get up and see them off before they headed home to Florida. They left about 6:30, and Terry and I went back to bed. Alli was like, “What the hell is wrong with you people? Is it bedtime or awake time? Make up your minds!” And then when we slept for a few hours and woke back up again, Jesse and Jennifer were gone, and she spent some time looking around for them wondering where they were.

I know, girl. We humans can really confuse a doggy sometimes, can’t we? But life will start getting back to normal, or at least as close to normal as it ever gets for us. Just hang on.

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Thought For The Day – If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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