We did it! We brought home Beezee yesterday and with my mother living here as well, our little farm family is complete – at least for this year. Next spring we hope to add a small flock of chickens, and then later we’ll bring in some wool animals. My first thought is sheep, but I have considered goats and perhaps an alpaca. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
For today, I am very happy to introduce you to Fionn, Beezee, and Grandma. I think Beezee will adapt well to farm life, although her personality couldn’t be more different than Fionn’s. She is rather dainty – much smaller than Fionn and more refined. While Fionn is a bundle of enthusiastic energy, Beezee is gentler and less prone to wild movement.
So far, they are skirting around each other cautiously. We have taught Fionn that showing his dominance by mounting his new “sister” is not okay and Beezee has asserted herself more than once when he got a little too sniffy for her taste. I hope that over time they will accept each other and come to the point of actually playing together. Fionn is more than ready, but he likes to play rough and has had no other dogs to play with for a whole year. I don’t know if they will ever have the same taste in play, but I hope they come to some equilibrium soon.