So today I take me new rescue foster dog to the vet. She came from an abusive, neglectful house and was forced to fight the other dog for her meals. She is roughly 15-20 pounds under weight by my guess and has a lot of parasite problems. I am very surprised with how well she is doing in my house, I have a female dog, 3 cats and young children who run and scream. So far they are not allowed to play with her, if she comes up for a pet they are allowed to pet her but not "love on her" like they do our dog. The cats are not an issue at all, she just ignores them, and the kids make her a little nervous when they start calling her and trying to get pets constantly. She is spending a lot of time in a kennel due to me having daycare babies that don't understand the difference between the dogs.
This part I need ideas for, she has separation anxiety and ate through the tray on the kennel yesterday when I was gone for 45 minutes getting dog foods. I have left the television on, I have ignored her for before it is time for me to leave, and I have put a blanket over the kennel so it is more cave like. She isn't interested in toys or kongs filled with food and has small food aggression so I don't want to leave her with food while I am gone. When I am home she just lays down and goes to sleep until she needs to go potty then she whines or barks and I take her outside.
The peas are really producing, I have never seen them this loaded with peas before and my herbs are really going crazy, just need to keep the slugs off of my basil plants. Anybody used copper strips to prevent slugs from going in the raised beds/pots?