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Meet Linus!


This is our Linus! He peed twice on the blanket we put down in the back seat and whined quite a bit on the way home. Once he was in the house he calmed down quite a bit.

Trout and Linus

He spent some time in the kitchen at first, peeing a couple of times (yay for linoleum) and being oblivious to Trout, who started warily to come close to him. When he noticed her, they touched noses and then he backed up and sat for a couple of minutes, stock still. Heh. Since then, she's watched him from above (like on the windowsill) and every time he notices her he barks and whines at her.

Found a corner

He decided he likes the corner between the couch and the chair, under the end table, to sleep. I locked him in his kennel for a few minutes and he was pretty unhappy but I read you're not supposed to let them out when they whine, but wait until they've calmed down. He didn't really calm down, but the moment he stopped to take stock of his situation was a long enough moment so I let him out. We may move his kennel to the spot he's in now, but we shall see. I think he just needs to get used to the kennel. I suppose it's hard enough to go from having mom and dad and 12 brothers and sisters and goats and turkeys and feral kitties and a steer, to two humans and a cat. Who don't smell familiar. Tonight should be rather tiring, I expect. :)


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May. 2nd, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
Oh my garsh! I love him. That first picture is adorable! :)
May. 2nd, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
He is very cute; once we wash the pee off of him (he stepped and then lied in it in the car) as well the dirt from the farm, he'll be even cuter!
May. 2nd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
He's adorable!

And yes, you will have a few trying nights. He's bound to be a little bit sad. Expect a lot of whining etc, but it's best by far to crate him whether he's happy there initially or not - he'll soon get used to it - if you want him house trained. (I guess you know the drill, he should get it fairly soon, as they are a smart breed.) But yep, its all worth it!

Keep us posted.
May. 2nd, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad I mentioned to my neighbor that we'd be getting him. She said "oh, that'll be good, payback for my loud sons!" :) Hopefully they won't be able to hear him through the walls. But we will definitely be trying the kennel out more because I think it'll be good for him. And then we can have him in there when we're visiting my parents and such.
May. 2nd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
OMG! Stop it! I am OD-ing on the cuteness!
May. 2nd, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
oh that first picture is the cutest picture ever! good luck tonight!
May. 2nd, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Such a cutie. Good luck tonight!
May. 2nd, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
Awwww I love him! He's such a sweety! It must be quite a shock for him at first but he'll soon notice he gets doted on much more living with you guys! :)
May. 2nd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your adorable new family member!
It sounds like you're in for some fun adventures in puppy training, you guys did such a great job with Remmy, I bet this little guy will get the hang of good behavior quickly!
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