We are home and happy! Ranger (new name) was a trooper. We ran and played
at Cahokia and even ate lunch on the ground and he was pretty good. He slept
so hard all the way home that we had to wake him up when we stopped at the
Rest Area and gas station! He seemed to be having a bit of tummy trouble
and was quite fragrant for the first part of the ride. We were laughing
hysterically about the name possibilities and whether he was sent to dog
jail for being smelly.
When we got home he wanted to go right in the back door, but we showed him
around the yard. The sight of a horse caused his hair to stand on end and
plenty of baying, but they did sniff noses between barking. I guess while I
was at my work party more progress was made on teaching Ranger that horses
are our friends. He also pooped in my sewing room, favorite spot of every
dog that ever comes in the door, so we are initiated.
He is doing well with the cats. The outside cats are suspicious but I heard
he and Plato sniffed each other. Stinky, as usual, is not too worried and
Tickadee has vanished. That is the usual reaction. Tick will slowly check
I bought him a nice collar, bed and bowl on my way home from the party. He
was soooo hungry! I gave him a cup at time and he ate 3 cups and then I cut
him off even though he is looking for more. I put his new bed on the floor
with the tag on it and he ran over and ripped the tag off, spit it out and
laid down. That was pretty hilarious. Apparently he knew it was for him!
Now after another walk around the yard and another poop he is sacked out in
his new bed, wagging his tail without lifting his head if we move around. No
more odors! Everyone is dying to meet him and commenting on his Facebook
Thank you so much for bringing this sweet dog to us! I have nose prints on
my car window again and fur under my hand.
Trisha Noack and family