Monday, May 4, 2009

first night

The first night with Clint was interesting. We cleaned out our room and bathroom so he wouldn't chew on anything while we were asleep. We made a bed for him in the bathroom. When it was time to go to bed, we lead him into our room. He didn't want to go in at first. It took a treat and a little bit of coaxing before he came in. Now it was time for him to get cozy in the bathroom. He did not want to go in! I got a treat and I sat on his bed and called him over. He didn't move. Instead he ran to the other side of the bedroom, curled up in the corner and started shaking. We then decided to put his bed in our room. He laid there all night! He didn't get up or anything. He whined once or twice but that was it. This morning, after Michael got up and got ready for work, he took Clint outside to pee. When he came back in, he gave me quite a welcome. He ran over to my side of the bed, started licking uncontrollably at me and then climbed on the bed and he made himself cozy next to me. It was cute but it worries me. When Michael left, he was whining a lot more. I am afraid what he will do when I leave in a few minutes. At least my mother-in-law is here to make sure he is ok. He is very quiet and submissive. He doesn't do anything until you do it first. I hope he starts to get more confident and come out of his shell a little bit.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

our new addition

Yes! We bought a dog today. We went to Petco just to look at them but we ended up buying one! His name is Clint and he is a German Shepherd/ Rottweiler mixed. He is about a year old. He is such a sweetheart. He thinks he is a lap dog so while he is giving you kisses, he is trying to climb up on you. He has a brother who is a dominant one so he is very submissive. He is great with other dogs. We brought him to my in-laws and they have a cocker spaniel. She does not like other dogs. After getting to know each other, she was fine and he acted like nothing was going on. He is crate trained and house broken and he knows simple commands. He is scared to death of stairs. He is such a great dog!! I can't believe we got one. We should hear something about our house in the next few days so hopefully we will be in our new home by the end of the month!