|Jake, a very pretty face|
|Rex, at least when he settled down,|
he would look at me and pay attention.
Things went pretty much as I expected. Jake was cool, calm, and collected. Rex was a neurotic mess. I took him out for short periods only, and used two leashes. He got a bit better each time I took him out of the van, but it was clear that nothing in his past experience had prepared him for a sidewalk full of people and dogs in a strange location. He is going to be a project.
|Hank, getting the kind of attention he likes.|
|Dixie, ready to go home.|
|Lexy was a little stressed out when away from me.|
|Lexi, heading to her new foster home|
Jake's adopters drove from Annapolis to meet him. They brought three tests to challenge him. First, their small daughter. That was easy, Jake likes everyone. Second, the undisputed alpha bitch of the household, a senior shepherd. She checked him out and seemed to approve. The third test was their small dog, a beagle/basset mix they call a Bagel. Again, no problem for Jake. His reaction to new things is rather reserved, so he comes across as calm even in a chaotic situation.
These are the same folks who adopted Babe, the Golden Retriever pup from me a while back, so I obviously like them. The first report after arriving home and meeting the rest of the household is that Jake was fine but looking a little worried, which is how he looked for the first couple days around here as well. He's a solid dog, I think he will be fine.
So I came home with two less dogs. We will see how the placements go, but I'm hopeful for both. My doggie dealer was on the answering machine when I got home, calling about a lab/bloodhound that she's got. At least it's not another shepherd.
|This pretty much says it all about Jake.|