Growing, my how Elle is growing. Finally she has found her voice. A single bark here, double bark there. It grew into Elle barking at Chance to come outside and play with her. Elle barks at the new, very poorly mannered puppy next door. She also speaks in a series of broken whines when she is hungry, impatient, wanting attention, wanting me out of bed. There are endless bouts of running a race track in the back yard and in the house. Neither dogs stop playing now when they catch me watching. Today I witnessed their first game of tug-o-war. Elle won't play directly with me, yet. I think that's coming though.
We didn't walk today and I've noticed that they two are extremely playful when they haven't been walked. Too much excess energy makes for feisty dogs. Speaking of feisty, Elle is pushing her boundaries and trying to tell me "no". It's pretty funny. If I wait long enough she usually decided to give in with the exception of getting in the bath tub. Chance even jumped in with the special "Old Roy" treats. Elle, poor Elle ended up in the back yard with a hose. She just down right refused to get in. I'm now on the prowl for one of those dog wash places although I haven't given up the idea of training her with some dry runs and see if that won't help.
Overall, my Elle is growing comfortable. I think that is a good thing.