I went to search out Sydney for her daily beauty shot. I found her, but not in any of her normal spots.
Sydney was upstairs, behind closed doors, in Steffie’s playroom. They were both laying on the floor.
Sydney was on her mattress. Steffie was on the floor. Who is smarter?
Here’s the difference between Sydney and Ivy. Ivy would have been attentively watching TV with Steffie. Sydney, on the other hand, turned tail.
Since she arrived, Sydney has not barked. Not once. Maybe she’s capable, or possibly she knows it would expend too much energy?
This is not to say Sydney has been quiet. Yesterday, while napping in the family room, Sydney spent 15 minutes making a soft, low, deep murmuring sound – like a sea lion.
Helaine says Sydney snores¹ too. I’ve yet to hear that.
Dogs don’t need a practical use to be an important part of a family. It is difficult to believe anyone could start a fight, or a war, with a dog like Sydney curled up next to them. She is a calming influence, even though she does nothing!
I’m not ready for the full time responsibility that comes with a dog. But, I’d be lying if I didn’t say having Sydney here has been good in every possible way.
¹ – Helaine also says I snore. Obviously, that’s a figment of her imagination, as I would never snore.