Queen of the (Resident) Cardis

January 14, 2010

When Phoebe first came to Albuquerque, I blogged about how she chose to sleep under the bed at night, and hung back barking while the other baddogs got themselves in trouble.  Well, things changed literally overnight.  Phoebe came into season on Tuesday, and came into her own yesterday.  Last night, she leapt onto the bed and made herself comfortable — headed for the pillows, but I stopped that — eeewww.  So, she sprawled in the middle of one side.  She permitted Inca and Chase to select spots around her.  What a change!  She’s also finally selected me as her person.  Until now, I was the maid servant that brought food.  Suddenly, I am the giver of good rubs and pats.  She’s made it clear to the rest of the pack that she has ascended to the leadership role.  Chase and Holmes are so concerned with the end sans teeth, that they could care less which dog is in charge.  Inca is content to sit near me on the side away from Phoebe.

I assume this transformation will end at the stroke of midnight in two and a half weeks.  I’ll be left with an old pumpkin, some mice and a glass slipper.  For now, I’m enjoying the new Phoebe.


  1. Kathy says:

    Hmmm…you never know. Princess Phebes may decide that she likes life on the bed and may not be so willing to give it up. But I’d clear a spot on the shelf for that glass slipper, just in case.

  2. The mice are going to be INSIDE the pumpkin, right???


  3. Several extremely cute little GIRL mice? With no mismarks and no fluff?


    • myeye says:

      Yep! That’s the plan — though I have a performance home patiently waiting for “something” from this breeding. However, the folks on the show list all want girls. Guess I shouldn’t euphemize Phoebe as the “old pumpkin”.

  4. Traci says:

    Funny – Sedona gets really “lovey” when it’s ‘her time’… 🙂 *snuggles* to my dearest Pheebes 🙂

  5. C-Myste says:

    Wuv our Feebee. She can be such a clown.

    Even though Alice is also currently in heat, she is still allowing Molly to boss her around. I guess I told her she could “retire” and she didn’t realize I meant (mostly) from the show ring.

  6. mandy says:

    Pheebs is such a great dog when she finally decides you are part of her pack. I’m so fortunate she didn’t click with Tavia, lol. Hopefully she handles the construction stress ok.

    • myeye says:

      I’m pretty worried about the construction as well. She’s such a barker that I can’t take her to the office. I’m thinking I’ll put Phebes, Holmes, and Inca with closed doors in crates upstairs, and come home to let them out. It’s going to be a long couple of weeks!