I wanted to post an extra little post today and say thank you to all who have commented with suggestions and support for the recent problem blind pup Breeze has been having with growling at her food. As you may recall, I am no longer feeding her in her crate with the door closed and have moved her to an alcove off the kitchen next to the bathroom and I put up a extra long baby gate to keep her in and not wandering while she should be eating. I also mentioned previously that it seemed to calm her if I talked. Well, here's the update!
Not sure what has changed other than the location, but it's working very well. Yippee! Breeze casually wanders over when called, I have her sit and then she gets her bowl of kibbles. I put the gate up and she settles in. There has only been the very occasional grumble that lasts maybe a second or two which is much less than previously. As for me constantly talking, well, I think that she has realized that me babbling about handing out dishes of kibbles and commenting on the weather isn't riveting dinner conversation.
The growling at other times has almost disappeared also. (I hope I am not jinxing it by saying anything) Breeze has woken me up a few times a night in the past with her growling. That has also stopped over the past few days.
Here is a picture I took this afternoon. I am working nights this week and therefore sleeping during the day. Trying to anyway. Mid afternoon, I woke up to somebody pulling on the covers. Did I ever tell you how cute Breeze is and how much I love her? (Never did like that cheap yellow comforter.)
See the lighter spots on the floor in about the middle of the picture? Breeze was gnawing on the floor one day. Sigh. Yes, that's her crate there. No, she doesn't sleep in it much any more. She would have a growling fit all night/afternoon while I was trying to sleep.
So, I am cautiously optimistic about the change and thankful for your suggestions and support.