Not much has changed. he comes and he goes. He's definitely a little more comfortable hanging out. He stretches and lies down after he eats. Or maybe he's just hoping for more cheese; perhaps another of Stumpy's bones. If he hangs around long enough he'll get one or the other.
Saturday, March 28
The Berner FINALLY showed up for his breakfast around 8pm! After he ate he climbed into Stumpy's chair and had a nap.
He was still here at 11, when I was getting ready for bed.
And still on the deck when I went out awhile later.
Monday, March 29
He was gone in the morning :(
Tuesday, March 30
He never came back yesterday, but he was in Stumpy's chair when I went outside at about 5am. He had eaten half a bowl of kibble but and wasn't interested in the good eats.
Stumpy got in his face and he warned her away with a growl.
She always looks so big next to him, in pictures. She must be standing on her tippy toes here, coz she just isn't that big!
When I went back out, about an hour later, he had eaten most of the good stuff and snuck away.
Wednesday, March 31
He still hadn't been around by the time I left for work. When I got home something had eaten some kibble. The Berner? I think if it was anything else, a coyote or another stray the whole bowl would have been consumed. Unless it was my neighbors dogs, that don't usually run loose,and they were busted while up on the deck.
The Berner finally showed up around 6:30pm. We got a tail wag and a jump for joy. I am sure it was for the food and not because he missed me. He wolfed his dinner down and drank over a quart of water. After watching him eat and drink, I don't think it was him that ate the kibble earlier in the day. hmmmm...
I gave him some cheese. but, I was saving the best for last: one of Stumpy's soup bones! Ssssshhh! She doesn't know!
Dee, Tula's mom, suggested a peanut butter stuffed kong and since I live in dirtville and their are no kongs for at least 50 miles I thought about one of Stumpy's bones. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. He loved it! And he probably hung around on the deck, with me, chomping on it for 45 minutes.
We've got some wild weather blowing in tonight. I sure wish he would come inside.
Thursday, April 1
The berner showed up around 7, ate all his dinner and some cheese allowed me to give him a few scritches and then went on his way. Did he get a little territorial on his way out?
We went back out about an hour later and he was back, curled up on the deck.
I had flipped the chair and brought in all the cushions due to the forecast predicting rain.
I flipped the chair upright for him.
10pm and he's curled up in the chair.
Friday, April 2
He's still here this morning!
He had some breakfast, (I wish I could get two meals into him everyday!)
My camera's battery died here :(
He let me scratch his ears and scratch/massage his back, as long as I had cheese.
Stumpy came out to say good morning. She'd been having a tantrum inside, throwing herself against the door. She sat on the Berner's head. He didn't seem to be into that so he got up and left.
I got home from work and he was at the house. But he left when we pulled in; never even looked back when I called to him.
Berner boy showed up for dinner around 6:30, cleaned the bowl and then set to washing his face.
Saturday, April 3
He spent a portion of the night, here. I know because he woke me up howling out on the deck. But he was gone when I got up this morning at 5am.
As always, your advice, suggestions, even criticism is welcome! I am hoping this weekend it will be warm enough to leave the door open so he might venture in. I always invite, attempt to lure and cajole him inside. So far he isn't willing.
I am cooking cooking bacon to use in the Happy Heelers' mom's German Egg Cake with bacon, AKA Eierkuchen, recipe. Bacon worked the first time!
I sure wish he'd let me get those eye boogers! Eye boogers drive me crazy!
If you're a new visitor to our blog, the Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below.
#1 Who's been sitting in my chair?
#2 Runnin' with the big dawgs
#3 There's a Berner in my living room!
#4 He's everywhere!
#5 He's gone
#6 The Berner: coming and going
#7 Berner News