Busy, busy!

Sometime life becomes very demanding and unexpected things happen and you experience technical difficulties and you forget about your blog! Ok well I didn’t forget. ¬†But I slacked off ūüėČ ¬†If you missed us terribly, you can always check out our facebook page. ¬†I update pictures there a little more regularly. ¬†And now onto some blogging!

Tofu has been doing wonderful! ¬†She is really settling into our life and routine. ¬†She no longer barks in her crate. Thank goodness because that was¬†unpleasant.¬†¬†¬† I was a little bit convinced that this whole “deaf” thing was just a joke. ¬†My roommates were informing me that Tofu would let out a few short barks when they would come home. ¬†Well GOSH.. Tofu was downstairs, in my bedroom, and in her crate. ¬†She couldn’t possibly¬†hear them coming home! So with some help from LCPO’s trainer, I decided that she was barking for two reasons- 1. ¬†Tofu was watching Leroy become more alert when someone was coming in the house. ¬†She was then barking because she didn’t know what was happening, but she wanted to be a part of the excitement! ¬†2. Tofu was feeling the vibrations from upstairs. ¬†She was still settling into her new¬†environment and confused at what was going on. ¬†So I had to start covering her crate with a bed sheet to remove her visual stimulation. ¬†She didn’t like this at first, but now she is a very quiet and content girl while I’m at school. ¬†Although I knew that Tofu was still settling into her new home, I was worried that my neighbors and roommates would not be as understanding. ¬†Thankfully she has accepted the crate as part of the routine and we haven’t heard much barking in weeks. ¬†


Tofu is also learning to run into the crate on her own when it’s time for food. ¬†Leroy knows that when the lid of the dog food tupperware¬†comes off, the things that benefit him¬†most¬†are running into his crate and waiting very patiently. ¬†Nothing else will get him fed, but sitting in the crate will do the trick! ¬†Tofu is starting to catch on to this game. ¬†However, she still tries a few other things to see if they will get her fed. ¬†First she tries watching me. ¬†This is unsuccessful. ¬†Then she tries running around the room and getting some of her excitement out. ¬†This is also unsuccessful. ¬†Sometimes she tries sitting, which is nice. ¬†But it is ultimately unsuccessful. ¬†Then it will CLICK, and she will¬†run into the crate, practically knocking it over on the way in. ¬†And only then, does she get her dinner ūüôā


If you have any questions about Tofu, Jora, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com


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