Saturday, March 5, 2011

New family member

I've taken the plunge, and found a dog for our family!  We got him at our local animal shelter, which is where we got our cat Catch back in 2009.  He is a 6 month old Rough Collie/Bullmastiff cross.  He is certainly not a small boy, but not too large... yet!    His first night wasn't too bad, he took a little while to settle in his crate, but finally did sleep.  He has only had one accident in the house, and I am being careful to get him out to his 'spot' on a regular basis.  He already knows some commands, and I will work with him daily to keep them up.  We attend obedience training next month.  The only real issue so far has been the cats, they are truly not impressed.  It will take some time to introduce them to each other, right now I am keeping them separate. Hopefully in a few weeks they can all roam the house at the same time.

The boys of course are thrilled!  They've been wanting a dog for many years, and I was only waiting until we were nicely settled here, as well as the right dog to come along.  I would say that so far Onyx is fitting in beautifully.

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