Anyway, Tess is my parent's new Cockapoo (somehow the name didn't register on their poo-joke radar. Nor did Shitzapo, which was another breed they were looking at. So I sat there dying with giggles...alone...).
At first I was worried about the dog bothering Sam and having to chase the dog away from her and Sam's toys. We do have to do that on occasion, but the real pain is keeping Sam away from the dog and the dog's toys. I had to fish Sam out of Tess's kennel the other day because she got stuck. I've even gotten to the point where I don't really care if she's tasting the dog's toys anymore.
Choose your battles, I guess!