We have a new addition. Maybe forever, maybe only temporary. We are giving the dog ownership a try. A dear friend’s daughter had to let go of this precious little one and my DD has been promised a dog for a while so when this opportunity came along we thought we would give it a try.
He is 6 month old and from what my friend tells me he is a dachshund beagle mix. He had a restless night last night I am sure due to the unfamiliar surroundings, but after he tuckered himself out exploring his new surroundings he finely settled down around 1:30 am. He is house trained and goes to the door when he wants to go outside. We did have a few little accidents last night, due to the unfamiliar surroundings. He is in desperate need of bath as he is a bit aromatic but that will be taken care of in short order later this morning. We will have to have him neutered soon, that is if my DD decide that his is a responsibility that she is up for. The wonderful thing is that there is another friend of the family who as expressed an interest if this situation does not work out. So far the DD seems to be stepping up to the plate, but it has not even been a full 24 hours yet.
OK all you dog people, it has been almost twenty years since I had a dog in my home, and I found the experience a bit disconcerting seeing a small animal running around my house last night. So I have a few concerns that have been bouncing around in my brain. Not wanting to traumatize the little thing I am wondering if changing his name will cause some bizarre doggie psychosis. Is it ok to use people shampoo on dogs? I don’t want any psycho dog skin disorders either. We have to make a trip to the pet store as his collar is too small and we need a few doggie things as well.
Please pray that the transition for all of us will be a smooth one.
Oh and I forgot to mention what my favorite thing about this little one is.
He has a tiny little white tuft of hair at the end of his tail.