All of the talk about Snow White (or as we’re calling her, “Snowy”) might make it seem like we’ve forgotten about Lucy but of course we haven’t!!
It’s just so easy to get wrapped up in the “new” dog, her needs and figuring out her little idiosyncrasies (like, for instance, the fact that she has a bladder of steel and has a head tilt semi-reminiscent of Cindy).
Lucy has done very well with Snowy, though. I think she’s reluctantly accepted the fact that Snowy isn’t a playful dog but unlike Cindy, she also never snaps at Lucy. Snowy is just 100% indifferent to Lucy!
Snowy certainly is physically capable of playing with Lucy – she has lots of energy and loves to run when we’re outside – she just doesn’t want to play with Lucy. Overall, though, Lucy has been great and things are pretty easy and calm, minus twice the work and time to take care of two doggies.
However, I can tell Lucy isn’t 100% ecstatic to have another dog around:
While I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to foster Snowy, it’s just my nature to over-analyze everything so of course I wonder if Lucy is resentful or sad that we (temporarily) brought home another dog. So, I make sure that if I take the doggies out separately I take Lucy out first, I stick to her normal routine and make a special effort to play with her a bit more.
Lucy was our first doggie and will always be number one with us!