When we got home, the "Welcome Home" sign was on the fence and she had her own photographer! Photos were taken and then it was time to sniff the yard but as she was doing that, the neighbor's dog began to bark but that was not a problem as Pickles couldn't hear her. As Pickles was exploring the yard, she went into the "poop garden" and peed. Now, let me explain what the "poop garden" is. The whole yard is, basically, a patio except one side (maybe 20 square feet) that is covered in mulch where we plant all of our plants in containers. When I was lazy, tired, cold or whatever, instead of walking Maddie, I would just let her outside and she went to the "poop garden". I was thrilled that she went without any direction to the garden because it shows that her nose works and she's picked her own outdoor location for her business.
|Pickles and her rope toy.|
So far so good. She seemed to adjust to the house and the family pretty well and has started to learn not to bite. When she bites, we quickly take our hands away, place them across our chest and turn away from her and she doesn't like that too much. When we start petting again, no biting...just kisses.
Tomorrow is her first full day with us and I know it's going to go great. She's not a puppy so there should be no chewing on stuff but it doesn't matter because, in some places, Maddie beat her to it! I think Pickles and Maddie would have been fast friends and inseparable and I think Maddie approves.