Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Getting To Know You

Getting to know you
Getting to know all about you
Getting to like you
Getting to hope you like me


Sebastian is home. Last Thursday he went to the vet clinic to get the works. Because of Samba's compromised immune system, we were taking no chances. While we tried to locate his owners, he got a complete checkup and blood tests. He had a clean bill of health.
On Monday he was neutered and had a microchip implanted.  It's been a week since he appeared and no one seems to be looking for him, so we've declared him officially ours.

Now to meet the rest of the pack. First Miss Morgan. She gets a little confused and here she was saying "What new dog?".
Once we got them turned around the introduction went smoothly.
Now how about the curly girls?
Wow, there are so many of them.
Before when we've introduced a new dog to the pack, it's been a young puppy. Most dogs accept puppies readily and even overlook their bad manners. Monty always took care of puppies, playing with them and teaching the limits and rules of the house.

This time we're introducing an older dog. The vet estimates his age at 18 months and we're being careful, taking our time and trying not to overwhelm Sebastian with a curious pack charging at him to get acquainted. He and Morgan are eating meals together and are good pals now.
The girls seem to have accepted him and after a few sniffs, ignore him. Armed with a pocket full of cookies we introduced him to Samba and the boys. Samba ignored him completely and Noah and Sky were curious, but well mannered. Fudge, being Fudge was a complete dork. He tried to mount Sebastian and was treated to growls and my reprimand.
I'm sure in time Fudge and he will make some sort of arrangement, though they may never be good friends.
Bailey thinks he's OK.

19 comments:

Nichole said...

YAY - so far, so good... even if we have a mounting indicent, lol

SissySees said...

I can't even imagine... I do confess to a giggle while I watched and read about Morgan's introduction. Sometimes, perspective is everything...

Susie and Sidebite said...

It's great being found and getting a family.

Susie & Bites

Jo's World said...

As long as he has one good pal, he will be OK, until the rest of the gang come around. He is so pretty!
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Kisses,
Stella

The Teacher's Pets said...

I've been out of the loop for awhile because of my schedule but I'm so happy to have come back here to get this great news just in time. It looks like the introductions went much better than expected! yeah!

rottrover said...

Slow and steady wins the race...

km said...

It's pretty wonderful that he's found a family. He must have known the right place to look for a loving heart.

Two French Bulldogs said...

We like good stories and clean bills of health
Benny & Lily

Bigdogzola said...

What a wonderful poem on your last post..and a positive start to Sebastian meeting his new family.good stuff! Zola x

Marjie said...

It's nice that Sebastian and Morgan are already friends. He's doing pretty well with all of those new dogs to meet and learn about. I'm happy for all of you.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh my gosh! I have missed a lot! Sebastian is beautiful and certainly a lucky boy to have found such a wonderful home!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: Make sure you tune into my blog on Friday. I'll be posting a video of me swimming!

scotsmad said...

We knew when we first heard about that dog, that he'd be joining your pack! Welcome, Sebastian.

XXXOOO daisy, Bella & Roxy

Casey said...

I'm glad he's settling in with the pack. He sure was a lucky dog to end up on your doorstep!

Ann Oon said...

Thats a very good meet and greet. Morgan has found another pal to share her meals.. which is nice.

Fudge being Fudge.. hahahahaha.. He's like Dom... male or female.. he'll try and mount all the dogs :D but maybe they can be great buddies in the near future.. who knows :)

You and Rob are the nicest people. Seb just got lucky and found a great home.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think your new boy is 'okay' too, and also very handsome! I hope it all continues to go well!!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mazel tov on the new addition! He's very handsome and we know he'll fit right in. We figure Tsar had a paw in sending Sebastian right where he needed to be, with you. There is always a dog in need out there to fill the holes in our hearts. We're happy for Sebastian and for you that you found each other.

Jed & Abby

gMarie said...

Oh Sue - welcome Sebastian. I love how Morgan greeted him. What a sweet girl. g

Mitch and Molly said...

It sounds like it's going very well for just the first day! We hope in a week's time, Sebastian is everybody's best buddy!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Kerry said...

Yay for this acceptance into the family! Plus a clean bill of health. And such a pretty dog!