When we go out in the car Georgia likes to sit with her head on the console between the front seats. To do this she has to sit with her bum on the back seat and her front paws on the floor in front of the back seats. This looks every uncomfortable so I made a little wooden platform so that she could lie flat out and did not have to support herself with her front paws. This was a fine piece of carpentry - with a covering of carpet. It was built for comfort.
This was not a success. She got in the car and discovered this awful thing and tried to get away from it by shrinking into the corner. When I got into the car she tried to climb on top of my head and then sat on the front seat and would not move.
As she wears a harness and is tethered to the back seat belts – this was quite a feat.
The car was very unhappy that something was in the front passenger seat and not wearing a seatbelt – so dinged during the entire trip. The next day she would not even get in the car so I have removed the offending object.
That same day she had a horrifying experience when the Christmas tree was delivered and I put the cardboard box on the back porch. She was terrified of this box and regarded it with great suspicion from the corner of the back garden until I chopped it up and put it in the recycle bin.
I am beginning to doubt Georgia’s capacity to be an effective guard dog – although she is an excellent barker. She barks loudly for no particular reason and this is particularly exciting at about 3:00 AM when we are all fast asleep.
Having scared the shit out of everybody – cats included – she just rolls over and goes back to sleep - leaving us in a state of some disarray.
However – I have changed her diet and have reduced her farting substantially. She no longer gets rawhide things and this seems to have reduced her level of flatulence no end. Of course we still have to be wary of naked flames - but it is a great improvement.