So the still-unnamed canine is resting
peacefully. All it took was a mile run this morning, a visit from
some Del Martians and Canadians (all photos by Connie
), a mile+ walk this afternoon, and lots of trips up and down the stairs. Needless to say, it may be awhile before I find myself at the bottom of a bag of pork rinds watching Home Shopping Network as the sun comes up. Those were good Tuesday/Thursdays.
Of course, it's great to have a bright-eyed, clumsy rodent stumbling around the house all day. It'll be a relief when he requires a little less maintenance and he'll probably the the ideal running buddy.
Day 1: There were some whimpers as we drove away from his mom, but the pup just cuddled up to Jessica
and was content. We kept him entertained all day in an effort to reduce the transition anxiety. He adapted well to the new home
, though he would cry when left alone.
We coaxed him to sleep, and it wasn't until 02:30 that we heard anything. Neighborliness compelled me to bring him inside, but still crated. There were a couple more howling sessions, but such things are unavoidable.
Day 2: I had a go at leash training, he had to be dragged/scruffed from the door to the sidewalk and then realized it was much easier to walk. He was a big fan of his first walk
, and liked running with Connie
and Ryan even more. I didn't hear a peep until sunrise.