Jenks Comes to Visit!

Wow, what a week! I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since last Saturday. Well, actually, I can believe it. After our fabulous weekend with Jen and Jenks {which I’ll get to in a minute} I ended up getting a nasty cold that caused me to just want to sleep.

Like serious sleep – I worked from home Monday and then called out altogether on Thursday, which if you know me is completely unlike me. I might not feel good, but I will always offer to work from home. Not this time — I came home Wednesday and slept straight from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., emailed work and went back to sleep all day.

Toby loved it. He stayed snuggled next to me the whole time. I’m not sure if it was because he knew something was wrong and didn’t want to leave me, or because it meant he got to sleep under a bunch of blankets for almost 24 hours straight. Likely a combination of both.

OK, enough about our sick days, there’s so much to catch everyone up on! Let’s start with where we left off last week when we were anticipating a visit from Jen and her dog adorable dog Jenks!

As I mentioned, it was going to be Toby’s first time sharing the house with another dog. He’s obviously been around other ones before, but never in his house, and never staying over in his house. I was positive it was going to be a disaster, especially with Toby’s bad leg. See, Toby has two favorite kinds of dogs — labs and Golden Retrievers. Jenks is a lab.

It didn’t go as bad as I thought, and actually worked out pretty well. Saturday afternoon when Jenks arrived, there was a lot barking — all on Toby’s part, but by Saturday night after being forced to spend time with each, because Jen and I left to go to a local event almost immediately after they arrived, Toby seemed to be better about the situation.

{By the way, I would not suggest doing what we did, which was let me meet for about 15 minutes and then put Toby in his crate and put a blanket on the couch for Jenks. But, hey, both of them have good personalities and it worked. Although, I know it could have been terribly bad, too}

Toby was even good about knowing when to call it quits because of his leg and just go hang out in his crate instead of running around the house. I was every surprised that Toby didn’t freak out when he saw me giving hugs and making a fuss over Jenks. He’s usually pretty possessive. Jen made a great point that there were things that he was getting that made him different than Jenks — like being in either my or Jen’s arms all the time. It’s a little hard to pick up a lab. 🙂

Sunday morning, we even got Toby to finally sit near Jenks. For about 5 minutes, but it still counts!

How does your dog, or cat, do with other dogs, or cats, when they come for a house visit?

6 thoughts on “Jenks Comes to Visit!

  1. Since my dog is still a pup, she is fairly submissive. The other dogs are teaching her to respect the hierarchy by exerting playful dominance.

    Back to Jen and Jenks visit, I bet they enjoyed their time with you guys. Toby most definitely enjoyed your unscheduled stay at home

    I'm hoping you're way better now. And if not, get well soon.

    Huggies and Cheese,


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