Learning Fast ▲
Tuesday, October 22
When Boomer first came home on Thursday, he immediately began exploring his new environment. I'm sure everything seemed so strange and big to him. He wouldn't go down the steps of our back patio without assistance, whined whenever left alone for more than 10 seconds, and wasn't quite sure what to make of the other animals.
We worked with him and helped build his confidence, and within a day or two he was charging down the steps like he'd been doing it all his life. He's doing well with his collar and leash, has made several trips to PetSmart and Lowes, and he and Bella are playing with each other like long lost siblings. The best part is, when it's bed time, he settles into his crate with out any resistance or crying. We've also already got "sit" mastered, and he's learning to "stay." One smart pup, that's for sure.
In the midst of all these renovations, our house and yard are veritable disaster zones, so once the updates are complete, his environment will change again. There won't be construction equipment scattered all over the place, and we'll feel more comfortable leaving him unsupervised for longer periods of time because there won't be stray chunks of dry wall laying around for him to chew on.
Over the weekend I took 1246272 pictures of him. Here are some of the best ones: