New puppy in the house? So far, so good.
At 5:30 AM, he decided instead of sleeping snuggled next to my shoulder, it was time to play by nibbling on my chin. There was no persuading nor commanding him to stop. I took him out to the front yard to potty, which he did, and after returning to the bed, he went right back to sleep, and pressed into my armpit. Although Bailey still refuses to warm up to Deeds, she will tolerate sharing the other side of me with him.
Mama Kay and I went to O’Charley’s for dinner and then she came over to introduce herself to Deeds.
Saturday was low-key around The Haasienda. I attended to some items around the house and worked a bit on some training with Deeds. ReBecca and Shane did a great job with him, and it shows. When I adopted Flyer, she had been in a loving farm home; when I brought her home at ten weeks old, she was well-prepped. Chief and Navi, who arrived at twelve weeks, were retrieved from a cold pen in the barn where they romped with their eight siblings on a floor of straw. There had been little interaction. Harrigan and Bailey were living in an outdoor kennel with their parents and only interacted with the family during feeding time. Erma, of course, had two previous families and was quite beloved at SICSA by the staff and volunteers. Chief, Navi, Harrigan, and Bailey warmed up fast, but I can tell a tremendous difference how immediate human connectivity makes with puppies.
It is nearing time to teach private lessons. It will be a fun atmosphere as students and parents greet Deeds. I have already received some emails and texts anticipating getting to see him for the first time.
In the past several minutes, Deeds has cleared the study of the other dogs as he pranced, danced, jumped, and howled at the stationary spoon on one of the beds. In the one attached photo, you can see him laying on the spoon.
Make it a great day!