Missy, the Mystery Dog, part 3

Missy has been a member of my household for two weeks, now, and she has experienced so many new things. She and the rest of my pack have found their relationships.

The first time I left her home, I put her in the bedroom, my two alphas in the living room, and closed the door between them. When I came home, it was as if she didn’t know I would be back. She was quite relieved. The second time I left her at home, with the two alphas, I left the door open, so Dakota would have access to my bed, Missy would have hers, and Gideon would have the couch, if he wanted. I was worried, but need not have been. They were all fine.

In the two weeks she has lived with us, she sits, stays, comes, goes where I point, lays down on her bed when told, gets in the car, gets in the back, but “down” is the hardest order she has to obey, as she likes to get up on me, whether sitting, standing, or laying down. She knows it, but has trouble obeying.

The other night, one of my two cats decided to hide after she was fed, so I wouldn’t put her outside. I said out loud, “Where is the cat? Where did she go?” To my surprise, Missy started sniffing around, following a path into the bathroom. I followed. I watched her sniff between things, under things, and then alert behind the bathtub. Damn, that is where the cat was! I gave her lots of congratulations, but I was astounded. How did she even know the word “”cat?” She is either brilliant or psychic.

What a gal!



10 thoughts on “Missy, the Mystery Dog, part 3

  1. Love it…she was sent to you by the universe my friend…..What a sweet addition to your pack.

  2. I think she is brilliant, she reminds me so much of our rescue who we were graced with two years ago. Congrats!

  3. The brilliant and psychic Missy. Maybe also trained in search and rescue, which, being the brilliant and psychic Kate, you could figure out how to prove. She’s like a movie star, I just can’t get enough of your pictures of her.

  4. This is really a love story, you know that. “The talk”; the word cat. Oh my, I can’t tell you the number of times that I have been surprised by words my dogs know. It always! surprises me when it happens and I usually sit down and talk with them for longer, then. What can I say? They like the talk.

  5. Thanks for the updates on Missy and her settling into to life with you and the pack. This is such a special and heartwarming story. Thank you for taking her in!

  6. My cats are black and there are lots of places to hide. I kept them inside when the were kittens, and I have lost cats to owls, etc. but I can’t deal with the smell of cat piss, so indoors at night is not an option.

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