So far so good on the new dog thing. It definitely has not been easy, but we still have her, and she is doing great. Zoe on the other hand we found out is an INTENSE emotional eater and has been eating her "weeks" worth of dog food in ONE DAY! How does this happen? I am sure you are all wondering we we don't monitor her food more closely? Well, in my own defense up until now we haven't had to monitor her food intake because she was pretty self regulating. She would eat occasionally just the right portion and then be done. However, because this new dog has been stealing everything from bone to toy from her, we believe that she insists on eating all the food in her bowl at one sitting to insure the big dog does not get ANY of it. This has caused her to gain quite a bit of weight and we now are restricting how much food we give her.
She also finds it annoying when the big dog comes and plops her head anywhere near her, and when she does this zoe insists on snapping at her and biting the tip of her nose. (At first we had BIG problems with this as Celeste would snap back and there were a couple of VERY scary moments) now she just whimpers and cries with hurt feelings, which of course makes zoe feel big and tough. We haven't found a solution to this problem. Any suggestions?