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Zeke was sick with a fever for about 5 days this month. During that time he really couldn't do much more than rest and sleep. I took over the care of Eevee and took her on walks. Coincidentally, it was the coldest week of January (temps well below 0 F every morning). Well, I don't believe in coincidences. I think God was training me. He supplied me with grace and patience and my own health during that time. I joked (though it's probably true) that I've been outside more this winter than I ever have in Minnesota. Eevee bonded really well to me during that time, and that made Zeke a bit jealous. So I can see what kind of work God is doing in Zeke, too.
Eevee is very gentle and patient with Genna, but she does have her limits. We are trying to watch Genna closely and teach her what she may and may not do. We have some future training to do with both of them.
Eevee is highly treat motivated, so I'm trying my hand at making homemade dog treats or researching foods that are good for dogs to have. That has been fun. One night Eevee was playing alone while everyone else was playing a card game, and I had already gone to bed with the smaller children. Eevee had a bone she was chewing on, in the entryway where all our shoes are, and shes just kept chewing...until she had chewed up one of my Keen shoes, part of Malachi's shoe, a glove, and something else I'm sure I'm forgetting. I felt horrible about it. Of course I'm sad about my shoe (which is destroyed, Malachi's is still wearable), but I sort of deserve it--I told the kids repeatedly to put their shoes on the shelf so the dog would not get them. Then I didn't follow my own rule. Anyway, we put up a baby gate to help keep her where we can keep a closer eye on her.