“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Ollie Update

Apparently all went well with Oliver (Ollie) for his first night in his new home. Our daughter said he played hard, seems to get the idea that he does his business outside, and is bonding with her. He likes to sit on her feet, bring pieces of his food to her, drop it at her feet, look at her, wag his tail, and then eat it.

Funny things about him: he's been an out door dog, on a cattle farm. Coming into a home was a new experience. He is afraid of mixed floor textures, such as her tile bathroom with bathmats. When he stepped from the tile to the rug, he turned around and ran out of the room. Carpeting was a little freaky to him. Stairs are impossible, he's only 6 weeks old and 11 pounds.

Thankfully he slept in his crate all night. He woke up once and wimpered, she put her hand in his crate and touched him and he went back to sleep. He woke her up at 5am to go outside and pee. yup. He can't always manage that, but in one day he's learned a lot.

The only issue, when she tried to take a shower she put him in his crate and as soon as she was out of sight and in the bathroom - he HOWLED. HOWLED and howled and began to throw himself against the crate. So, she had to let him out before he hurt himself or woke up her roommate and neighbors....he then laid on the floor, again, on her slippers, and slept while she showered....

Now she's worried about how he will behave at the barn today while she is teaching lessons (horse riding)...

Taking a Break from the Celebrations....

...to say that Ollie is home. Our daughter picked him up today. She said he's doing great, played all night and finally crashed...



...on her slippers.