Jealous Jenny now has a new home!
Today we went to see Clio for the first time since their jet-lagged arrival. She was more rested though she has contracted a cold and is recovering from that. She more eagerly reached out to new faces in her world and by the time we left she was laughing and playing with both of us.
Jenny, the dog in the photo, was not happy about the addition to the family and on two occasions snapped at Clio. When Clio's Mom , J, tried to intervene Jenny bit J. I could see the anguish on both parents' faces. We offered to take Jenny for a time-out, or permanently, if necessary. They said they'd think about it.
About a half hour after we arrived home, D called to say they'd decided to take us up on the offer and he dropped Jenny off within the hour. She is a sweet dog but needs to be the only dog (they have two other dogs, neither is ever aggressive) with someone who is home a lot. When J goes back to work she didn't feel comfortable having Jenny there with only an unfamiliar nanny to check her jealousy.
So for now Jenny is with us, and except for a very wary cat, all is going well. Though we hadn't planned on another dog, Jenny is a good size and except for dominance and jealousy issues, has a gentle temperament.