Kasper is bothering his foot less and less, so we’re very hopeful it’s healing well. Keep your paws crossed! 😉
Tomorrow we have a friend coming over that Kasper has met, briefly, a few times before. Unlike the other times, where we took Kasper for a walk with our friend, M, and then Kasper was put into his crate, this time Kasper is going to be spending lots of time with M. It should go well, providing we take Kasper on a short walk with M first so he can adjust to him all over again.
The only thing I’m worried about is that because Kasper is a cone dog he could feel a little more on edge or, more likely, will be way more excited than usual! When he’s over-excited (especially a combination of nervous and excited) he tends to try and hump people (please note humping has nothing to do with dominance)…and getting humped from a dog wearing a cone can be painful hahaha!
But we should be able to distract and redirect Kasper easily enough…we just have to let M know it could happen!
A great bonding game to help get Kasper used to strangers is to play tug-of-war. Unfortunately that’s out of the question whilst he is wearing a cone 😛
Oh well, another great bonding exercise is to have the stranger ply Kasper with treats. I’m pretty sure that can happen cone or no cone!!
We’ve been adding plain yoghurt to Kasper and Zoey’s kibble. They loooove it! Zoey was very uncertain at first and kept sniffing the yoghurt and then snorting and shaking her head as if she’d gotten some up her nose. This happened repeatedly over the first few days I offered her yoghurt (note: she does the same with apple, melon and any moist food). Then, out of the blue, she gave a yoghurt pot lid a tentative lick, and ever since then she’s been hooked 😉
And a photo of Kasper chilling – you can see the finches in their Jenny Rat Cage in the background 😀