Sunday, October 3, 2010
Jacques, the dog
He's well behaved, though seems to have a little trouble sitting still. He is, as Ginger said, "a bolter," something that perhaps lead to him being without a home. We've bought a wire kennel to keep him in when we cannot supervise him around our apartment, and the verdict is still out on whether he'll be allowed on the balcony, but since we don't know how high he can jump, but do know that its a 3 story fall, we're leaning towards no.
Food is going to be a little bit hard with him, since Mita and I are strict vegetarians, and will keep him the same. Its not so much that food itself is hard, since there's plenty of commercial vegetarian dog food to be found, its the treats that are trouble. Most doggie treats are made on the assumption (correct, I'd imagine) that dogs go crazy for tasty meaty goodness, which comes most expediently from meat. I'm sure we'll find something good though, I'll spend some quality time in petsco tomorrow.
The packaging of the kennel was interesting--it was a fold-flat wire contraption, and the setup was pretty self explanatory, which was good, since the directions were inside the kennel. There was no way to get to the sheet of instructions without having already done steps 1 through 3. Never the less, I read them, learning that I had set it up properly.