We have a dog! Doppler has joined the Foxes. We drove to the Wallingford pound early this afternoon to rescue her. This was Helaine’s first chance to meet her and it was love at first sight!
We took care of the formalities hopped in the car and headed right to Petco. There were supplies to buy.
Doppler had been reasonably calm in the shelter, but as we drove away she became a little tense. Can you blame her? New surroundings. Strange people. Her last few traveling experiences hadn’t been joyous.
We bought a collar and leash, food, toys, sweater (to go with the sweater that came in a goody bag that came with Doppler), bed and a few other things. We started with her in the shopping cart, but as the cart filled up she was picked up and carried.
We got in the car and headed home. Doppler took this trip on Helaine’s lap. She was starting to calm down–the dog, not Helaine. Helaine will take a while longer.
We know a little bit about our new family member. She is calm and reserved. It didn’t take long before she plopped down on an Afghan and took a nap!
She is curious, but she doesn’t seem to want to put things in her mouth.
No accidents yet. It’s likely she’s house trained, though not our house. I expect that will take a little time.
She barked a little when we first saw her at the pound. She hasn’t barked since and that includes a pizza delivery preceded by a doorbell ring!
With Doppler just sprung from prison we thought a quick check-up at the vet was in order.
There’s a little problem with one tooth and an exposed gum. That’s not a major deal, but it allowed the vet to guess at Doppler’s age. He thinks she’s four or five. Our guess was she was one.
Doppler is a good jumper! She walked up to the sofa, eyed it briefly and then without a pause levitated herself up. She didn’t ‘just’ make it. She has more jump in reserve!
As I type this Doppler is next to Helaine on the sofa. She is sound asleep.
We could not have asked for more! Doppler is sweet as can be. She has the disposition and temperament we were hoping for.
Welcome home Doppler.