I started this blog post over a week ago, just after we got our dog. I’ve been busy. Everyone told me getting a dog was similar to having a baby, and it is! It is crazy and busy, but worth every single moment.
We named him Harry after Harry Potter, and he indeed feels magical and extraordinary, at least to us!
He was very chill on his first car ride home. I’m sure he was scared and a little overwhelmed, but he took it all in stride. He sat between the girls, and they were overjoyed. We are all over the moon about him!
The cats are doing better than we could ever have imagined. Piper has hissed at him a few times so Harry is a little cautious, which I think is a good thing. Piper showed him exactly who is boss.
Teddy is less sure about this little barking, fast moving ball of fur, but he is slowly coming around. Harry is quieter in the evening so this gives Teddy a chance to check him out from a safe distance.
We bought this doggie play pen which has been awesome to keep him contained and give the cats plenty of space. He also has a crate which he sleeps in at night and when we go out. We are working on a crate schedule for our return to school/work in a couple of weeks. How are we ever going to leave him?
So overall things are going well! We are learning, we are making plenty of mistakes, but most of all we are enjoying life with a dog.