Tag Archives: Rocky

The Most Important Puppy Rule

22 May

Sky is a really good puppy despite all of my silly puppy rules.  He is, however, a German Shepard.  If you know the breed, you know they are intelligent, energetic and have have a hard-wired chase instinct.  That’s one reason I wanted a puppy–to work with it and get it to know my cats and accept them.  Even then, there are some that can’t ever be trusted with cats.  The German Shepard cross we had growing up would kill cats other than ours, but there were times she would chase our cats and have to be corrected.

Sky

Unfortunately, I have Rocky.  Rocky does not understand that getting the German Shepard to chase him is not smart. Really not smart.

Rocky

I can’t combat it.  In the last couple of weeks, Sky has become less respectful of the other cats.  Leo doesn’t want to come back downstairs.  He’s more harassing with Bob, who is avoiding coming up to the house.  I’m worried he’s going to just quit coming home.  Poor Snickers gets chased.  Saturday night, I went out to break up the cat fight and didn’t realize Sky followed me out the door.  He joined the chase across the yard, and he ended up grabbing Snickers.  He stopped when I yelled at him, but I thought he had killed Snickers.

Snickers

I can’t do that to my cats.  I can’t risk their lives, and I can’t train Sky with Rocky begging him to play chase.  I am trying to find a new home for him before it’s too late.

Please realize how difficult this is and refrain from offering advice or nasty comments.  Thank you.

He’s Back Downstairs!

1 May

You might recall that Leo decided to just move into the upstairs when Sky came.  He finally got brave enough to venture down the stairs, but if Sky would bark through the gate, Leo was gone. He was doing better, but then Sky got to start coming into the rest of the downstairs, so Leo was back upstairs again.  Well, he’s getting better!  He’ll actually come downstairs and stay down here.

Leo

He’s still not happy with the pup, and I am still working on Sky’s manners with the cats (Rocky does not help with that).  We’re getting better though.

Leo getting ready to smack Sky

I will say, I never thought I’d see the day all four cats were that close together.

Bob, Rocky, Snickers and Leo

They’ve been united by a common annoyance though.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Paws

26 Apr

I just love these Rocky paws with their little black pads.

It’s a good thing he’s so cute.

I’m running behind again, but I’ll be around to visit everyone who joined Friday’s Hunt.  Hope you’ll come back to join me this week.