The one consistent thread is that Lizzie is somewhat nocturnal exercise. Pretty consistently, at 3:00ish AM, she wakes up, and gets really playful. Sprints, shadow boxing, indoor/outdoor zoomies, milling around the rosebushes, and general mayhem. It is fun to watch her truly own her environment, but, I will admit that my sleep patterns are completely off kilter. Waking up at 2:30 to 3:20 AM every day does a number on me.
I know it is bad luck to say this out loud, but it has been a week and a half since Lizzie has had a mistake in the house. In that time, she had visiting fast dogs, she has become more comfortable going outside during the day. She is doing her business regularly. She comes out in the living room when we are watching TV. SHe even climbs on eh couch with both of us.
She still wakes up too early, and she has an insane amount of energy when she first gets up. Like a mile of zoomies in the house and out the back door.
I guess that my celebration of her sleeping in to 3:30 and 3:45 was premature. Alas, she was up at 3:00 AM sharp. The good news is that she goes out and does her business.
Today, she has been a little less rambunctious, that is good.
Yesterday, her stylish Hotdog collar arrived. I was worried that the 1″ thick version would be too much, but it isn’t. It is a perfect match for her, purple with light pink lettering. She is definitely rocking it.
Monday, April 16 – we met Lizzie, a hound who has had a bit of a rough history. The story about her is incomplete, but the belief is that she was bought to be a hunting dog in Kauai to hunt the feral boars. She didn’t work out, so she was dumped.
She is sweet, good around other dogs, but is very shy around people. She was moved to the mainland in December 2017, and has been in foster care since. She does bond with people, but it takes time to build trust.
We picked her up around 3:00PM, and returned home about 5:00. She was curious of the house, but still very timid. We borrowed a crate for her from the rescue group, and she was very comfortable inside it. It is important to give her a safe space.