Nikki (aka) Carys
November 2, 2011
Just wanted to share our experiences from her first day with me. Her name is Carys now, and she’s starting to respond to it already. She was very good in the car (threw up once, but Ocean Beach Hwy is really curvy, so I can’t fault her for that). She completely ignored my dad’s cat. She did amazingly well walking through downtown Portland and made friends with everyone she passed. She did just fine with my mom’s two Italian Greyhounds, though they weren’t as thrilled with her being in their house. She and my cat, Natalie, are getting along great. Natalie thinks she’s pretty neat, and she’s glad to have a dog to curl up with again.
Carys does seem to be scared of smooth floors, though, which is funny. She stayed glued to my doormat when I first brought her in, and I thought maybe she’d move to see what I was up to after a while, but she wouldn’t put more than a paw onto the hardwood before backing up and whimpering. After a while I carried her to her blanket next to my bed, and she stayed there until I took her outside. With a little coaxing I was able to lead her around the house, but she heads for every rug she sees, and seems very uncomfortable when she has to be on the bare floor. I imagine she’ll get used to it soon. Her food and water are away from the rugs, and that’s a powerful motivator.
Thanks so much – she’s a wonderful dog and has already made a lot of friends here.