Diva, or Deebs as I've been calling her is growing into quite the little character. I've been babysitting Sarge's dog Braden and she's been flirting with him. So funny to watch my little Border bounce around with this gangly Lab. One of the things that makes me so happy is her play drive. She's been fetching enthusiastically and consistently in the house. Now, she's fetching outside as well. She goes after the toy like her tail is on fire. Comes back a bit tentative but is still "fetching"! Woot! Ryder has also been doing awesome with his "stay" while I play with her.
This past week I had been toying with the idea of trying to find her an agility home. Simply because she's crazy athletic and I think her abilities are a bit wasted hanging with me. Plus I wonder sometimes if it wouldn't be better for her to live in a single dog home where she'd get more time and attention. She's really beginning to bloom. It makes me wonder if I've done her a disservice. I also wonder if her and Ryder would be better off separated. The issues I have with them are very rarely evident when I do things separate. The pack mentality if you will.
Then we have nights like tonight where she's adorable and fun. Where she's so keen to engage with me. It would break my heart to let her go.
So I wonder - do I keep her for my sake? For Ryder's sake? For her sake? And I wonder what is the right thing to do?