Dixie had 3 kids to supervise. She was also pretty laid back. We were probably pretty entertaining for her.
Casey had 2 kids to supervise. She actually herded 2 labs and a German shepherd out of our yard once. Another time DJ tried to go through a gate (when he was not quite 2) and this little dynamo blocked him every time until I could get there. She weighed a mere 9 lbs...but she was quite a girl in those days!
Lucky was a couch potato. She watched your every step...but it had to be a big deal for her to move off the couch.
Sheba was supposed to be less active. She was for a little while. As I mentioned in a previous post, she has now settled in and we're seeing what I believe to be the "true Sheba". True Sheba is not so quiet.
Unfortunately for True Sheba, we are old. There are no children to chase. She doesn't particularly like other animals. What True Sheba likes to do is to supervise her humans' work. It's kind of a herd dog thing. They work WITH their peeps.
In the "World According to True Sheba", work is NOT sitting on the couch with your laptop, figuring out SAT tips. Work is--
- gardening (she adores being outside, as long as I am there too)
- vacuuming (although the vacuum terrifies her, it gives her something to supervise)
- cleaning out the broken fridge (although I hope to not have to repeat this task for a while)
And before you suggest that I ship her out to the yard to lay in the sun while I work on my laptop...she will not go out in the yard without me (spoiled little dickens) and we have already established that working on my laptop is not working....
And since my house is the place that plants go to die...I'm not sure we'll be adding gardening to our list of chores
One thing is for sure, True Sheba will keep me moving. Also, I think we all know who is in charge...
Feeling blessed, how about you?