We cannot believe how easily she is settling in and learning the routine!! We’re having more trouble managing the kids around hr, than dealing with her. No accidents, no barking, nothing but tail wagging happiness. When we showed her her crate she jumped right in, sat down, and looked at us. She didn’t like it when we tried to use it for the kids dinner time (she seems like she’s starved – like begging might be one of her bigger issues (which we can handle)). Anyway, same deal with her dog bed – we led her over, she jumped in, curled up, and layed down. She slept in it through the night in the family room, with Jeff on the sofa and Bacchus on her bed. They’re both being very cordial with each other. Bacchus has maintained her routine, and Beatrice just scoots around her. When they do come into contact, they pause for a moment, take a step forward for a quick sniff and tailwag, and keep going.
I never would have believed it’s possible for a dog whose been through so much, come into an entirely new situation, and be so happy, eager to please, and curious. Yesterday, she spent the entire day on Jeff’s heels – that’s what made the kid part hard. Today, she cried when he left the house, then perked up and took her first tour of the upstairs with the kids, taking a turn on everyone’s beds. This afternoon, she was laying on the couch against my oldest, while one of the triplets combed her. They are in love with her, and she is really personality plus. Right now, if she could sleep with her eyes open, she would – because she likes to keep track of Jeff – or me. So she’ll start off with her chin resting on the lip of her bed, and her eyes right on Jeff. Then, as she dozes off, her head slides slightly, but the slits of her eyes are still shifted, so they’re staring back at Jeff. Finally, her head goes down and you think she’s out, so you get up to do something, and she’s out of bed in a flash, scampering across the floor past you!
To put it mildly, we’re very taken with her, and we think she likes it here as well!