This whole experience has been difficult so far... Kaya is super needy, she wants to be close to me at all times. Sometimes she can't get close enough.
She doesn't want to leave the room, or be left alone and has resorted to scratching at her crate door which has ripped the screen.. YAY!
She's super tired all the time, and really distracted. She does not want to do anything unless we are doing it together. When we ride to work she gets to close, and I get frustrated because it's icy out there and I'm pretty sure I'm going to fall one of these days. So then she gets worried cause I'm stressed and wants to be closer to me.
You can see the problem.
We finally got her proper doggy panties and she doesn't seem to bothered by them. I can tell there are times when she wants to clean herself up so I give her the opportunity once in a while.
I'm at odds about whether we should get her fixed, she is so beautiful I just know she would have great pups, but then on the other hand, YIKES.. That's a lot of work and money and you never know if the pups will sell and if they don't you have extra dogs to care for. There are health risks involved that I don't want to think about but have to.
Deep down I know it's the best thing to do for her, she will be happier and healthier and there will be no unwanted pregnancies. But like I said I feel like I'm talking myself into this.
Ugh lots to discuss with Olov as well because we need to agree on what we should do.
Anyways here is Kaya looking kinda miserable at work.
Kaya is in heat!
I guess we will be staying away from the boys for a while.
And calling the vet about spaying her.
After an action packed week Kaya got her first husky experience.. It involved, Meeting a pack of huskies, suiting up in a proper pulling harness, and pulling mom on the lake ice. We have been told she even has beautiful form or 4 wheel drive when she is pulling..
I'm a proud husky Mom...
Kaya in her element
Yesterday Kaya and I went back to the park. She needs the exercise and I needed a chance to speak to the woman with the aggressive dog.
There was no one there when we showed up, so we had a chance to play around just the two of us and I found a tree with a big hole in it. Kaya got right in and posed like a good little husky..
A few dogs showed up from the day before and we had a chance to talk about the attack and if I should say anything to the lady who owned the dog.
Conclusion, her dogs were not safe to play with and yes I should talk to her.
When I did confront her, she managed to say all the Swedish words I don't understand. On top of it all she did not apologize for the damage her dog did to Kaya. On a side note, Kaya had already submitted to the aggressive dog, and wasn't even playing near the dog when it ran and attacked her. So the attack was not provoked.
If I see her again I will ask her not to come in to the park while My dog is in there, I do not want my dog attacked again and if she really wants to ignore it I can always report her.
There is no reason why any other dog should be attacked by this dog especially in a dog park where they are supposed to be safe... But seriously who brings an aggressive dog to a dog park, if you know your dog has problems do not bring them to a place where there are lots of other dogs that are not aggressive and certainly don't bring them in and let them hunt and attack puppies..
I will kick it if it ever gets close to Kaya again.
Here's Kaya in a Tree...
Kaya isn't having the best luck in Stockholm these days. The river the other day and now today she was attacked in the dog park by a dog who's owner knew the dog was aggressive but still brought the dog in.
Kaya's injuries include A large scrape on her ankle, a tooth scrape on the back of her ankle and large cut on the pad of her foot.
I'm not sure what to do at this point but I am worried.
In fact I think I will call the vet now.
I think yesterday was too much for Kaya.. Her early morning jog to work with me, her dunk in the river, her jog back home with me, the bath she had to have because she was covered in dirt (warm water only) The excitement of being back at work with all the people again, the train.
Busy busy, our little baby passed out on the couch for a few hours, making herself a nest of blankets and pillows, then dashed away to her basket before anyone could figure out where she had gone to.
She woke up briefly to go outside and then back to bed. Our bed.. until she was kicked out to her basket.
Oh And I still feel really bad about the river incident.
What she got....
Her running kit, her ball, her chewies and her cong... And since I am such a bad bad mommy she will get a few more chewies, her back pack and anything else..
I have officially done something stupid as an owner of a pet. It's winter, it's chilly, but it's warmed up over the past couple of days.
The ice is still thick on the ponds and the river so when I took Kaya out at lunch today and let her walk on the ice (still on the leash) I didn't think so much of it.
The pond was fine, it was still thick, the banks of the river were still thick too. So I wandered with Kaya along the thick ice. We crossed the river on our way back to the office and I thought I would let her go on the ice just one more time. She was loving it so much on our walk and then the ice cracked and she fell through. It was only about 3 seconds.. Her head went under then her entire body. I pulled her up and out faster than I thought I would be able to. We got back to the office in record time and somehow found a towel to dry her off (thanks F)
She had a bit to eat and then curled up in a ball to warm herself up. There is nothing in the world that can make me feel better about this. I am a bad Mom....