So the tenacious terrier (Rufus) went home on Saturday and man do I feel guilty about Banjo being only dog again! The two dogs played together all day long. And in comparison Banjo's life seems so boring now. I tried to play with her, but I'm just not very good at playing with dogs and find it really boring. And my fragile joints do not deal well with having a 20kg dog hanging off a tug toy at the end of my arm either.
Banjo looked quite depressed yesterday without her pocket rocket playmate. I even went to Petrescue to see if any dogs jumped out as the ideal companion for her. But I really want to foster first. Maybe longterm, maybe just until we find the ideal foster failure. And in any case, I don't want to add another dog to the mix until we have moved to our own house, which will be in about 5 months time (fingers crossed).
So in the meantime, I have asked my friends if they can drop Rufus off in our yard once or twice a week while we're at work. And I intend to go ask the neighbour across the road if we can borrow her bouncy poodle x this afternoon to see if she might be good entertainment for Banjo and trial leaving them in the backyard together. We had them in our yard with supervision once, and they ignored eachother. Even though they just want to play every time they meet in the park - but because the poodle x is always on lead, never get the chance.
It's still not the same as having another dog there 24/7. Everything is more fun if there is competition, someone to follow around, to annoy and to play doggy games with whenever you feel like it. But it'll be better than nothing until we can get our first foster dog.