Monday, February 1, 2010
Clash of the Divas
Anna and Trixie are it again ... just when you think they've forgiven each other and forgotten about their violent bitchings (against each other). They clashed - yet again - yesterday evening.
I've taken to separating them. Confining Trixie to her pen in the day, while Anna gets her daily romp. While Trixie's time out is in the evening. Trixie, due to some major weakness in the pen's fencing has been letting herself out each evening. Notably earlier every day. Yesterday it happened that she let herself out when Anna was still out and about with me.
It has happened before and they went about their paths peacefully. But yesterday was different. I think it had to do with me. They were fighting for who gets her right with yours truly. I suppose in a way it's flattering but it sure is a horrifying way (at least to this human) of settling the score. I was more concern about them getting hurt.
When we finally separated them - there was some blood in Anna's mouth. And that's the mystery of it ... I gave each one of a them a good check for injuries - and neither one sported any open wounds. So where did the blood come from? Someone bit her tongue? Blood was gone a few minutes after and while Anna was safely back in her crate Trixie sported a noticeable limp (esp. when I'm looking) - while she seem to have no problems giving chase. She was patrolling Dogwoods in her usual self the entire evening.
Makes me wander sometimes, dogs are definitely clever enough to elicit some kind of sympathetic attention. Am quite relieved that they're both ok. Must check them over again - just in case.