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Rainy and chilly a couple of times this week, but certainly not wintry – at least I thought. We went out this morning for a quick hike on Waterrock Knob (the closest Parkway trail to the house) prior to meeting some friends in Waynesville. Much to our surprise, there were patches of snow along the side of the road right at the top. When did that happen? Was not there last week. I do love the weather up here!
And we went to see Nakita (the dog who pulled her owner down and gave him a concussion) again today. Took her out for a walk in downtown Waynesville (not on Main – too many people out for a pretty day!) and to let her meet the Herd.
First up was Natasha. The Queen gave her quick growl, Nakita appropriately deferred, and all was well.
Nakita and Kiska, however, grumbled a few times at each other. Not sure if they would match or conflict yet.
The boys, of course, were just enamored with another girl in the pack, so they were fine.
And poor Nakita does not know how to walk on a leash. Pulls and tugs everywhere. We were each walking three dogs, so I handed off the two of the Herd I had (Natasha and Kiska), and worked for a couple of minutes with just Nakita. Within a minute or two, I had her walking on a loose leash. She really wants to please, but just has not been taught.
Stay tuned, but she is not with us yet (though she really did not want to go back). Her owner has not yet surrendered her and is still in the hospital. As cute as Nakita is, I expect he will want to try to keep her.
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