Stef is here for a few days. Roxie’s here too. This is like having grandchildren come to visit, right? Except it’s easier.
Having Roxie and Doppler together is fun because they’re so different. Don’t get me wrong. They’re both good–team players.
Roxie is more playful and needy than Doppler. She chases toys. She snuggles. She gets on her back with her paws up asking for a friendly rub.
She has amassed a collection of rawhide chew sticks, many stolen from Doppler. As a dachshund, she is uncontrollably driven to bury them. She pushes some into corners then uses her nose to cover them with imaginary dirt. It’s strange to watch.
She like being involved. She lays down close to the action, even when more quiet places are within easy reach.
Usually Roxie and Doppler go for a walk together. When Doppler goes out alone, Roxie jumps off the sofa and runs downstairs at the sound of a bag of treats opening. She’s knows our ‘house policy’ of always rewarding them together. Her ears are attuned to food.
Stef says Roxie looks forward to her trips here, sitting up erect in the car as they exit the freeway. The feeling is mutual.