Beebe is awesome because she is the only dog who does not go insane when there is a bitch in heat at my house. That, and she is a reliable, good little worker.
The boys stop eating and howl for 2-3 weeks non stop, and the one communal brain cell they share between them is wholly dedicated to locating and claiming girls. They have no time for “mom” and I get the cold shoulder. Farrah also has no time for mom when the boys are around. She has other things on her mind, the least of which is doing what I ask of her, at home or in class.
For those without intact boys, stud urine has an awful lingering stink, and it’s sticky, and it somehow ends up on the doorways to the bitch area and on my houseplants, but only for about 3 weeks. That and the pining necessitate temporary confinement and revoking of privileges.
So, for about 3 weeks, Beebe got to enjoy
put up with undivided attention from mom. By the end of the first week, she realized that she was now the only dog allowed in the bedrooms, on to the sofas, in the living room, etc, and then she was ok with all the petting and fussing. She has also become quite a lap hog.
Anyways, the boys and girls are back to normal now and Beebe has another flyball tourney in a few weeks. She has been running with the Seattle Flydogs for more than two years and in that time has earned two performance titles, earning a place in Shiba Inu history. I am starting to think about retiring her from the team to pursue other events, like Rally, although she clearly enjoys herself when flyballing.