It’s been a week and a couple of days since we brought Rynn home from the hospital, and we haven’t slowed down much at all…our days have been full of sister bonding, Halloween dress-up, lots of diaper changing (between two kids in diapers, the bucket fills up pretty fast!), some drama here and there (big sis), and much, much more. Overall, the adjustment has been relatively easy. Most importantly, Reece LOVES her little sis!
Rocky guarding Rynn
Sweet, sweet baby
Reece the Cowgirl
Reece was pretending to talk to Uncle Way Way and thought Rynn might want to also.
Much of the excitement this week was centered around our other child (our first child), Rocky Road. With dove season having opened Monday, she’s in the midst of her favorite time of year. Just ask Rocky, “Where them birds,” and she jumps with excitement and looks around for the prize. She points at birds all year long and loves to fetch them for her master (and for other guys too when her master isn’t shooting as many as she’d like). Monday started off well for Rocky, but Scott and the guys decided to move on to a different field that may produce more opportunity for our little fetcher. The next field was great and the dove were flying. But where was Rocky Road? Seems she abandoned her bird for a possible friend, a friend who was black and white and kinda stinky. Being a Labrador, Rocky loves making new friends! But the so-called friend wasn’t interested in friendship with Rocky and sprayed her with a green stench right in the face!
Scott describes the next several minutes as “scary,” telling me he thought she may die right there in the field. Rocky did her best to rub off the smell and seemed to do some kind of “reverse sneezing” to get the smell out of her nose. This pretty much cut short Scott’s hunt for the day and he brought home a stinky, stinky lab. Not wanting to go outside and smell her, I had to make excuses each time Reece wanted to go outside and play. Scott went to Petsmart to look for a product that would help the stench a little, and it turns out they offer a “de-skunk cleaning.” A few hours and $50 later, we have a shiny, stinky lab. Actually, the cleaning helped tremendously, but she still stinks.
Rocky was nearly due for her next rabies vaccination, so I took her to the vet first thing Wednesday morning (not exactly what I wanted to due on Reece’s first day of PDO). So now we have a shiny, rabies-free, stinky lab. Scott and I actually thought the smell was getting a little better and we started letting her come back in the house…until today when Scott walked in for lunch and said the house reeks of skunk. Needless to say, Rocky is back outside. Tomorrow we have to travel with her in the car. Please pray for us. 🙂
By the way, Reece doesn’t seem to mind Rocky’s odor (I guess Reece can relate at times). I found Reece hanging out with Rocky under the bed this morning.