Blazer arrived this morning (: He's going to need some time to adjust but he's doing well so far. He whimpered at the door on and off and hasn't been interested in any treats. I took him out for a walk around his territory and then later on, we went down the street and happened to meet up with Tucker, the other Bearded Collie of the neighborhood. They gave each other a good sniff over. We also ran into Bailey, the Golden Retriever, who was bringing over a welcome package (; Bailey's a frequent visitor so it was good to see him and Blazer happily checking each other out.
He's very different from our last dog, Maggie the Spaz. I know she missed us when we were gone, but I think she would stll tear off with toys and take treats from anyone! I'm really excited to begin training with him but I've got to wait for him to get more acclimated–kinda hard to reward him with a treat if he doesn't want one.
He's bonding pretty well so far. He follows me from room to room and spent some of the afternoon laying on my feet. He's also made himself at home on the couch and on the rug in my bathroom. He responds well to sit/stay though he's pretty sneaky and tries to test me. If I give him A Look, he'll get back to what he's supposed to be doing. He cuddles up to me when I groom him…..good thing because that coat requires a lot of attention!
He needed to go out pretty early this morning but was restless when we came back in so I let him out of my bedroom while I went back to sleep ;p then when I got up for real, he came back to my room and gave me some kisses (: