Re: Does anyone work full time?
Hi, I'm a new and surprised Vizsla mom! Our adult son rescued this one from a shelter, had him about a year, had living situations unexpectedly change on him, and now this two-year-old sweetie is bunking with our family for a while (or forever...). It was us or back to the shelter, so we saw this as a real option, but...
Here's where your opinions would be helpful: we have two cats, also rescues, who seem to need to stay "kings" of their lion kingdom for their mental health. The V is "very respectful" of one of them, almost afraid, and super-curious about the other one. Does anybody else have this combo? Do they eventually become "friends," or find a way to play, even happy "chase"? The V has no interest in hurting them at all, and that's clear, but he really wants to play.
Now, for the bad part: we both work full time, far from home, and the V will be in his crate around 7 hours a day. (We had no intention of getting a dog, promise, but we're trying to do our best!) We're planning to reorganize our day so that he gets a long and a short walk before we leave, plenty of potty time, and out for a good walk when we get home, but I'm worried about UTI problems. Has anyone else encountered this situation? (We still see us as a better option than the shelter--lots and lots of love, attention, appreciation, and walks, but we have to make the kibble money!)
And speaking of kibble...how much does a 2-year-old V eat? He's thin, but not emaciated, and eats about 3 C a day in one feeding.
Thank you so much from all of us!