Well, she’s here! 🙂
We had a three-hour drive to a café alongside a state highway in order to pick up my new sister, Krissy, from the GAP NZ van, which was transporting several hounds to their new homes around the island. Mum took a few photos of us at the café, after she put warm fleeces on both of us, as it was cold, wet, and windy there!
Here are Krissy and I after we’d just met. She is a cute wee thing! 🙂
Krissy is wearing one of my coats, which is a bit big on her. Mum’s going to make her one that fits her better! 🙂
While Dad’s waiting for his coffee, we have a peek round the corner to see what’s happening there… 🙂
After the long drive home, Mum and Dad let me show Krissy round the garden. I think she liked it! 🙂
C’mon, Krissy – there’s lots to explore! 🙂
Let’s look over here….. 🙂
Krissy and Dad getting to know one another… 🙂
Krissy tired out. I graciously allow her to sleep on my beds! 🙂
Here’s me and Krissy coming back from our walk with Dad this morning… 🙂
Both Mum and Dad have reported that we walk well together. Mum finds it endearing that, if I stop to sniff something, then Krissy comes to sniff the same spot with me… 🙂
We’re still working on sorting out our personal space as far as the beds go, but we have no problem with sharing and swapping between our feed bowls and water bowl.
Krissy is five years old – that’s just two years older than me. She has never been a house dog, and has been in kennels since she retired from racing at the end of last year. Obviously she is on a huge learning curve, with everything very new to her. She has already tackled the outside open steps up to the house on her own (clever girl!) and she makes it up and down the wooden stairs inside the house with lots of help from Mum and Dad. I also help, too, by running up and down the stairs beside her, to show her how it’s done.
Mum says she is a quick learner – like me! – and she is getting used to toileting arrangements. Even though she has never been house-trained, she was good as gold through the night, and I showed her the ropes as far as morning toileting goes. I’m very happy to help my new sister! 🙂
This morning, Krissy picked up one of my soft toys, and we had a brief game of tug with it. It was great fun, and we made Mum and Dad smile! Of course – typical! – Mum didn’t have the camera handy when we were playing!
Keeping an ear open… 🙂
As you can see, I’m keeping an eye on Krissy, too! 🙂
Well, that’s the Solo and Krissy report for today! I hope you enjoy sharing these moments with us! I’ll keep you posted…
WOOFS from Solo!