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Monday, December 12, 2011

Newton's new family, and LD Weihl Sassy.



Newton found his forever home yesterday!!!! Things have been going very well in his new home. He is an only dog (though I thought he'd be more than okay with this, the leader-type he is) and has been doing well with their two cats. I was very pleased to hear that he is settling in well and his family seems to really enjoy him! I'm very happy and proud of him!!!


The same day Newton went home, "Sassy" came home with me as a replacement foster. Sassy came right off the track last weekend and was adopted the same day. However, her family had a very skittish 6 month old kitten, and while Sassy initially tested cat-workable, they didn't utilize the muzzle, leash, or squirt bottle in their introduction, leaving the cat more than petrified beyond what the family wanted to work with. So, she came back and will be staying with me for a while...or forever.

I have to admit, I think I am falling in love. This dog has been practically perfect since she walked in the door. She's not snarky, knows how to instantly pee when let outside, is quiet and okay with being alone, is responsive already to being called and listens well, rides wonderfully in the car, seems to be hitting it off with Ferguson, walks pretty well on the leash, and is excessively, almost unbearably, cute. She is meeting my criteria as if she has an innate check-list...we might be in danger of failing here. At x-mas when we visit my parents, we'll work on the small animal thing with Niles, the excessively mellow Westie, and WILL make use of squirt bottles, muzzles, and leashes. This is mainly because Eric definitely would like to adopt a cat one day, and while we can certainly adopt a cat that is very dog-friendly, knowing for sure that she will tolerate it would make the decision even easier. Additionally, knowing I can trust her at work with smaller dogs and my parent's dog is also fairly important.

So, we will see how things go and continue to progress. I'm so afraid to get my heart set on her, but I feel like it's starting to be a losing battle. But: I think I may know exactly what (or who) I want for x-mas.

9 comments:

houndstooth said...

When the right one comes along, you definitely know it! Fingers crossed for you and Sassy! :)

Declan said...

Delighted for Newton & good luck with Sassy. Deccy x

Hiking Hounds said...

Congratulations to Newton and Welcome to Sassy. I really hope it works out for you and Sassy!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Yay for Newton and good luck with Sassy! I hope with proper and careful introductions to small animals that she does great!

Hiking Hounds said...

I've passed the Liebster Blog award on to you. You can pass it along or just enjoy receiving it. Come check it out. :-)

Sue said...

Hi There. Just found you blog via Hiking Hounds blog.

I am looking forward to dropping in and see what you have been up to.

gyeong said...

Congrats on the Liebster award. Nothing wrong with joining the Foster Fail Club. You'll be in good company.

Kini_pella said...

Thanks everyone! I'll post a blog update if/when it's official. It's hard to make such a big commitment, but alas, it might be easier than attempting to cope with Ferguson alone!

And thank you, Hiking Hounds!!! I'll treasure it, and see if I can't spread the appreciation!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I'm late getting here but that's great news about Newton and I'm wondering how things are going with Sassy? Did you get the Christmas present you wanted:) She sounds lovely. I'd be a hopeless fosterer!

Congratulations on the Liebster award too:)