Yesterday afternoon I got an email from the lady who was keeping Wilson, asking if there was any way we could pick him up earlier. So we drove the 3 hrs round trip and picked him up last night!!!!!!!!!
He was wonderful in the car- he didn't like his carrier, so I let him ride on the backseat and I sat next to him. He laid down and would sit up every now and then.
When we got home he was excited to run outside on his leash, he used the potty (number 1 and number 2) and then we brought him inside. We introduced him to the living room first, and he was very funny- he rolled around and ran between me and my husband. Then we took him into the kitchen and he looked around- he doesn't seem very interested in his water- or his food, so I am a bit worried about that.
He seems to be a bit nervous when we are standing up- so when standing we have been trying to make slow movements while making reassuring sounds.
He seems to be adjusting well so far!
Thankfully, my husband has today off work- since we weren't planning on picking him up until Thursday I had only scheduled Friday and Monday off of work.
He is pretty grungy- they have had a lot of rain where he was living, so today he will be getting a bath!
I took this last night
We made it through our first night. Wilson did very very well. We were all wound up and excited, so none of us had an easy time going to sleep.
I showed Wilson his bed, and then my husband and I got into bed. Thankfully, he isn't big enough to jump up on our bed. He tried, and we just ignored him- it only took him about 15 minutes to stop trying and to settle down. We were just drifting off to sleep when I heard him start growling I looked down to the floor, and he was looking at himself in the mirrored closet door! He was growling and backing away slowly- he was really scared of the mirror dog! So at 10 to 11:00, my husband covered the bottom portion of the closet doors so Wilson couldn't see himself.
He slept most of the night- either in his bed or on the floor at the end of our bed. At 2:00 AM when I got up to go to the bathroom, he got very excited, so I spent a couple of minutes with him, and then got back into bed. He tried to jump up on the bed one or two more times- but ignoring him seems to work- and he stops right away.
Oh- and no accidents all night!!!
Can anyone tell me- how can 6 lbs of fur sounds like a herd of elephants going up and down the stairs!??!!
I can't tell y'all how happy I am to have him here- I have been waiting for him so long, and he is wonderful! And oh so cute!!!
I will post more pictures tonight, after his bath!