My Facebook friends already know this, so I’ll clue you in. I have a female house guest for ten days. She’s polite and loveable with beautiful brown eyes, floppy ears, and a wet nose. Lucy the beagle had taken over the upstairs and relegated the cats, Lulu and Fleck, to the downstairs office. Now that the cats have resigned themselves to the fact that Lucy is a part of the household (temporarily), I’ve let the dog come down to the basement.
Funny how animals can communicate acceptance or rejection so economically. A look or a hiss, either is enough to make Lucy back off. Even so, it’s fortunate the cats have hiding places downstairs that Lucy doesn’t know about.
And then there’s the sniffing. Seems this dog’s nose is always to the floor or the ground. I had forgotten how much info dogs get through their noses. Lucy is very well informed.