|Kaya came to meet me when I first arrived, but then|
went to observe from a distance.
Kaya (rhymes with Maya) is about six months old. She's a bit shy and she was definitely lost and confused about coming home with me yesterday, but she handled it very well. She spent the night in the crate, a first for her, and got acquainted with the household pack. By morning she was already beginning to attach herself to me and she ate her breakfast rather than engaging in the common German Shepherd hunger strike. She was fine with all the dogs and they were very good with her, recognizing her timidity and fear and mostly just leaving her alone to work through it.
As luck would have it, I knew a local couple who had adopted from me many years before who were once again looking for a female shepherd companion. Normally I would have waited until Kaya was more settled but I wanted these folks to meet her right away. I could see that transitions were going to be rather rough on his girl, so there was no real need for her to get attached to me just be uprooted again after a few weeks.
|That's Trooper sticking his head into the crate|
in the van to welcome her when we arrived
home on Saturday afternoon.
|Upon arrival, tail tucked, looking worried.|
I brought her home with me today because they need to re-acquire dog stuff that had been donated after their prior dog passed away. I'll have her for a few more days and will arrange a vet visit and spay appointment, but Kaya has a new home and it's a good one.
|The morning after arriving at our house, she was|
already looking a bit more confident.
|We had a nice long walk with Maya and the prospective|
adopters on Sunday afternoon.
|A rare, a short-lived moment when|
Maya didn't insist on being in front.
|Her eyes brightened up considerably|
during the walk.
|After the walk, a much happier dog with|
her head between my legs.