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Day 2 of the Reno



My poor boys are not allowed anywhere near "their area" because it's now covered with mesh and a layer of cement that has to dry. We all cannot go near this area and continue to spend our time squeezed into the living room along with an empty fridge and stove, the kitchen table and family room furniture.

However, we have found a sunny little area where I've placed the dogs' bedding. Bruiser has adjusted to quite well to his new surroundings. Rocki is Rocki - he plops himself down wherever he happens to be when he gets tired. If it's on the bed, that's fine. If it's on my husband's track shoe, that's fine too.

I've had to put on their harnesses and leashes to take them out to the front to do their business, so last night at 4:00 a.m. they got me up. They were grunting incessantly which usually means "I have to go outside...NOW". I've been sleeping in my sweats so I can jump up and take them out quickly, so I leashed them up, put on my winter coat and boots and took them outside into the frigid night. However, rather than relieve themselves, they promptly made a beeline for another dog's pee stain on the snow that they had discovered earlier in the evening and began sniffing it. They didn't have to go pee...they wanted to inspect the "intruder's" mark. I was not amused. I hustled them back in the house, unleashed them, and went back to bed.

So that is our life right now. The dogs are a bit disoriented, but so are we. Today there is loud music coming from the kitchen. The tile guys asked if it was okay to have a radio on while they worked and I told them if it helps them work faster, by all means go for it. Our little ones aren't used to loud music so it's just another adjustment they're learning to make.

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