All is well, doggo-wise

My adoption of Kinsey into our home has gone swimmingly. She always wants to be with me and here she is in my office settling down for the night:


She has a dog bed but doesn’t always want to use it. The cats are weirded out by her but very curious about her.

When they’re in the same room together, Carmen just sits and stares intensely at her, and will sometimes raise her back when Kinsey gets too close for comfort, but there has been any aggression or even hissing. So far, Kinsey has really noticed her exactly one time. She was like, “Oh, what’s that? *sniff sniff sniff* Not interesting. I’ll back to following the hooman.”

Aria on the other hand keeps creeping up to where Kinsey is, then retreating and hiding, then creeping up again, closer each time. Tonight as Michael and I watched TV in the living room and Kinsey lay curled up on the floor, Aria got within like four inches of her before losing her nerve and fleeing.

I don’t know if they’ll ever be friends but right now I’m delighted that they just tolerate each other. Kinsey has no prior experience with house cats at all, only ferals.

We gave her a bath tonight in the yard, Michael and I, using a hose, a kiddie paddling pool, a bucket, Dawn Dish Soap and a judicious application of dog treats. She’ll get a proper bath done by professionals at the vet’s office a week from tomorrow, but in the meantime she at least smells better.

She’s shedding like mad, she’s half Labrador Retriever and half Husky and has the Husky undercoat. She’s shedding 2.5 dogs a day and no matter how much I brush it’s never enough. She leaves a trail of black fur wherever she goes. Ima have to vacuum. Michael’s parents will be thrilled when they find out about her (not).

As for today’s updates, the Rosselys Felix Hernandez case is particularly sordid and upsetting. As her fifteen-year-old daughter was a missing child for two months and presumed to be in the company of a suspected sexual predator, her name and photos were publicized and are plastered all over the internet. But I decided not to name her in the casefile, since she is a rape victim and a minor. Poor kid.

Perhaps with all these charges against Mr. York he might be persuaded to talk about his wife’s case with more candor than he has in the past. He’s probably going to prison for a very long time in any case. Better to go as a wife-killer than as a child rapist, I would think. Or maybe York told Rosselys’s daughter some things while they were together this spring.

6 thoughts on “All is well, doggo-wise

  1. Cris June 29, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    He shouldve never gotten custody in the first place.. Definitely couldve seen that coming..

    • Meaghan June 30, 2018 / 8:24 am

      I don’t think he ever actually lost custody before his wife disappeared.

  2. Sheri July 2, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    Kinsey is adorable! I shave my dog in the summer. It lessens shedding and living in the south, makes the heat more tolerable for her, too. Mine is a border collie mix, but she has a long hair border collie coat.

    • Meaghan July 2, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      You’re not supposed to shave double-coated dogs like Kinsey; it’s bad for the dogs and their fur never grows back right.

  3. Sonya July 2, 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Lol, your cats are probably thinking “that is the weirdest looking cat I’ve ever seen!” and are just generally baffled.

    It’s so cute that Kinsey follows you everywhere. She’s showing her gratitude, I think. Nice looking dog. 🙂

  4. Melisa July 5, 2018 / 5:45 am

    Thank you for looking out for Rosselys. It seems no one else is.

    The charges against her husband are sadly much worse than you have described here.

    Rosselys‘s older daughter was the one who was kidnapped and found in York’s closet.

    Rosselys’s younger daughter is the one who told her therapist that she was being regularly molested by him. The girl was only 11 at the time.

    He is in jail facing charges for rape against BOTH his stepdaughters. Age 11 and age 15. Where is their mother?

    Rosselys knew they weren’t safe with him, and no one noticed she disappeared. Thank you for bringing attention to her.


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