Lupinegirl Posted April 12, 2016 Share Posted April 12, 2016 (edited) Nikki has had some quiet stare offs with a tiny intruder in his house this week. Mom and I looked after our friend's teacup Yorkie who is five pounds of hair, squeaks, and attitude. The yorkie gets fed three times a day, has piddle pads available to her at home all the time, and she sleeps on her owner's bed right up against her. She also wears her hair long, which means I get to frequently readjust the barrette on top of her head, and brush food and tear stains out of her mane. Needless to say, Nikki and I did not know what we were getting into. Nikki stared at her when she took his spot in my chair or bed, and she stared right back at him. Neither one of them said anything or acted aggressive. There was nothing happening except for four dark brown eyes staring, four brown ears pointing, and two noses twitching. Then they went back to ignoring each other, for the most part. Funny Face (the dog's actual name, not a nickname!) has latched onto me as her caregiver so when I stay in one spot for any length of time, I get a little tiny rump parked on my foot or leg. Funny has laid claim to Nikki's spot in my recliner and she cut him off when he was getting ready to jump up. Poor boy. She also dives in to steal Nikki's food, even though she shies away from every single noise like a plate rattling on the floor or the retractable leash clicking, and she growls in panic if her leash brushes against her leg. Yesterday, she decided she has to sleep on my bed with me and Nikki. She cried and panted like a freight train for hours... I finally got up and put her on my bed at six this morning after ignoring her all night long. Nikki was fine with her being in his space, even though he got a little bit crowded between my restlessly moving legs and Funny stubbornly curling up against my knee. When I got up later to get dressed, Funny took the opportunity to curl up against my pillow and give me a smug look. She also has an odd talent for shooting poo nuggets into the air when she has gas... Eww. She went on the rug twice in between two piddle pads that were less than three feet away from each other. What's funny though is that Funny Face does some of the same things Nikki does. She curls up against my leg the same way. She runs away when I try to pick her up. Just like he does. She squirms and growls when she's held too long. Like Big Brother Nikki. And when Mom is upstairs walking around, both dogs act nervous and bark when she comes downstairs. Oy. Thank goodness her mommy is coming home tomorrow. Four days with this little squeaky growly pipsqueak has been an eye opener. I don't think Mom and I will get Nikki a little sister or brother any time soon. Lol. I'm not ready to have two terriers ordering me around. Edited April 12, 2016 by Lupinegirl 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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