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Sophie is a big girl now at 18 months old and has earned special priveledges. We decided to allow her access to the first floor while we are all gone during the day. Previously she would go in a pen set up in the kitchen that contained her toys, food, water, and her crate. We've been leaving her free access to the first floor on occassion for a few hrs at a time to see how she fared. She passed those tests with flying colors so last week we decided to give her her freedom during the day.

She is doing great! No pee or poop messes anywhere (knock on wood)! I make sure to leave the front shutters open and side room shades up so she can keep an eye on the neighborhood from her favorite couch perches. I think she really appreciates her new freedom. She is not as frantic when the kids get home.

Also, I think she is almost through with the second coat blow. The matting this past week was reduced somewhat to the front half of her body. I went through her coat with the de-matting comb for three days before her Monday grooming, getting out as much of the undercoat as I could. It worked since I was not charged an extra fee this week...whew!

I asked my hubby if he wanted me to bath and groom her at home to save the 25-30 bucks a week at the groomers but he insists she should go once a week! The weekly bathe and groom really helps reduce his allergies and he loves it when she comes home looking and smelling beautiful with a different color bow every week. I know I couldn't do as good a job...

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I'm glad Sophie is enjoying her new freedom! I love her colors! I don't know how you got through her blowing a coat without a haircut. I caved in and cut Marble's hair.
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I'm glad Sophie is enjoying her new freedom! I love her colors! I don't know how you got through her blowing a coat without a haircut. I caved in and cut Marble's hair.
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I only got through the two blowing coat phases because I have an incredible groomer! But believe me, it took Misty a long time to get through it and I ended up paying an extra de-matting fee two weeks in a row!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 08:53 AM
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Glad to hear she's doing so well! I wondered when it's ok to leave them with more access to the house but we're going to wait a while yet.

Sophie is beautiful!

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