Here's an update on our foster dog Chloe. After a little over a week, she has settled in nicely (except for excessive barking). She loves to eviscerate her squeaky toys.
Michelle and Steve brought her a bag of stuffed toys, which she promptly removed the stuffing from with great abandon, so I had to take her to Mud Bay to find her a tougher toy.
Luckily, Truman doesn't care much about tearing apart his toys, and there were no altercations except over his beloved Lamb Chop, which she shredded, and I had to buy him three new ones to make up for it.
Toy destruction wears out Miss Chloe, which is good, because otherwise she'd be engaged in excessive barking. We're working on that.
She walks very well on a leash, so we've gone to local parks a lot, and also to the Montlake Fill, where she demonstrated a keen interest in rabbits. Since it is difficult to push a stroller while walking another dog, I've been leaving it behind. Chloe has been encouraging him to walk without his stroller.
Our biggest breakthrough came yesterday, when Truman played with her for the first time. He was growly and snappy with her during the first week, and not interested in playing. But yesterday he finally decided she was okay, and chased her around the yard.
And she chased him!
They continued playing inside the house, for up to ten minutes at a time, off and on throughout the day.
I'm happy they are now getting along and it's great to see Truman being so playful. And no, that does not mean we are going to keep her. Did I mention the excessive barking? My ears will never be the same.