Well, we made the drive to Niagara Falls today to pick up Bella! She was soooo good on the drive home. She just slept the whole way
So, we've all spent the day getting acquainted, and for the most part we're doing just fine. She likes to be cuddled, but when you put her down (anywhere) her little tail goes between her legs and she's not sure what to do... to be expected I'm sure, new surroundings, new family.
I fed her when we got home, and then took her outside. I don't think she's spent a lot of time on grass, because she didn't seem to like the feel of it on her feet. After a bit, she did do a pee and a poop on the grass, and I duly praised and rewarded her!
She had one mishap on her crate pad.. which is now in the washing machine
After a few times outside, she seemed to enjoy the freedom of running around, and started hopping around, tail wagging, even a couple little barks, in a playful way (aawww!). After her dinner meal she peed and pooped again outside - good girl!
A couple of funny things I noticed while she's outside. After she does her business, she starts kicking up the grass, LOL, it's like a little ritual. It's cute, I'm just wondering what that's about??
Also, after she goes, she drags her butt around on the grass. You know, like she's sitting, and scooting herself forward with her front legs. Is she cleaning herself? Does she have an itchy butt?? I know my mom's poodles do this, but it's due to anal glands. Should I be concerned with this?
So, that's been our day! She's hanging out on the couch with her daddy right now. She's alert and playful, and even responds to her name (tilts head when you say it). I know our breeder has been calling her by name for almost 2 weeks now, so I guess it's sinking in!
I'll post some photos in the pics forum in a little bit.
I just love this baby! (and hubby is suitably smitten, too)