Well we have done it - the adoption happened yesterday and we brought Baxter home with us.
It's still early days but he has settled well enough. He is brilliant at letting us know when he wants to go out, but I'm having to go through the separation thing step by step minute by minute. I'm leaving him and putting the radio on, shutting doors and saying I'll be back but wonder if I'd be better not to say anything and just go out?!
So any advice for leaving dogs would be handy?!
He has enjoyed sniffing everything - the walls, floor everything, but is finding that all boring now so follows me around. He's already slept on his bed in the craft room but overnight he wouldn't go in another room so came in my room. He slept from 10 pm until 1 am when he checked I was there, then slept till 6.30 am when he woke me to go out! So here's some photos of his 1st day/today -
Making use of his hidey area under the snooker table, he takes his toys in there and rearranges it all to his preference!
Out in the yard, sussing his territory and listening to all the sounds and making out all the smells!
Something's wrong with this bed, mum.....
......that's better, I want more blankets and toys!
I'm really pleased how he's settled. There are a few things to learn for us both but hopefully we will get there. I've spent time brushing his coat which he loves and already it's starting to shine and look a lot better.
I'll be sure to share more photos and keep you updated how he's doing. Hoping to get some crafting done while he's sleeping. It's like having a baby/toddler despite him actually being older than me in human years!!!
Take care Zo xx