When we lost the B dog in July I was mostly quiet about it. I was hurting and sad but I focused on the S dog and worked hard to get his life re-arranged to a “New” normal.
I guess I was a little too focused on him.
So much so that I didn’t notice how the heartbreak was affecting the other human in this house.
As I posted there’s a foster dog in the house.
While I’ve been dealing with the observations of the foster dog, (Things like obsessive behavior, aggression, eating, hip problems, sore feet, general interactions with the world, and stress level brought on by a new environment) I’ve also been observing the human.
I’m sad to say I really had missed how sad that other human was over the loss of the B dog.
Now with the foster dog in the house it’s all about the fostering. The other human will talk endlessly about the fostering program, the needs of the dog, the upcoming vet visit and 10,000 little issues, all surrounding the dog.
What I’m noticing is that the other human seems to be, in my opinion rushing things. Yes, the foster dog needs attention and care. I’m not implying that he doesn’t. But he also needs time to breathe, to get his bearings, to relax and sniff the air.
Hell, the poor guy isn’t even responding to his “given” name (I personally think there’s a language barrier. His former owners were Asian and probably spoke their native language at home. Perfectly reasonable and normal!) it’s obvious that this dog has been worked with and knows how to interact with humans. He’s house broken and very polite when he’s inside the house.
The human on the other hand is being obsessive about the dog. After reading the humans initial report about the dog, which got sent to the rescue people I’m thinking that I’m going to have to start writing reports from a more clinical perspective.
It’s funny, I’m actually more concerned about training the human, than training the dog.