We had a fun Christmas! We don’t get the pets a lot of gifts because they get stuff all year long anyway, but everyone gets at least one present to open.
Conrad got his new bed early, and Samantha got a new laser toy. I don’t have photos of that yet, because she’s pretty much been in hiding since Luke came!
Speaking of that, Luke is settling in very well. The house training is coming along, and we’re getting his routines set. We’ve done pretty well at maintaining the normal routines for the others. They aren’t warming up to Luke as quickly as we hoped they would, but considering they didn’t even want to stay in the same room with him initially, we’re making progress.
No, Sheba does not put up with him climbing on her for very long. Luke does well napping in his crate, so the dogs get their breaks from him, and they have other parts of the house they can retreat to also. His first day home, the girls got lots of exercise playing fetch, because they didn’t want to come in the house!
I know I’ve mentioned that Cricket came in 3rd on PetsMove in the senior group last month. We won some great prizes! I got the t-shirt I’m wearing here, Cricket got a bag of Zuke’s, and we also won a subscription to an online magazine called Pup Culture. If you haven’t joined PetsMove yet, the new year seems like a good time to start! They have lots of fun planned to start off 2014, so head on over and see what’s going on.
Ann over at Pawsitively Pets is always holding great giveaways and we’ve been lucky to win over there a few times now. The latest prize we won from her PetSmart giveaway was simply amazing. Look at all this stuff that was all inside the blue tote bag!
There are 5 coats/sweaters that are mostly too big for Luke now, but I think he will grow into them. Since he came up from Alabama, he’s not too impressed with the cold weather here, so they’ll come in handy! He is also enjoying all the toys. There are other accessories for the girls too, but since they don’t love being dressed up, I didn’t want to add to their stress by making them model them at this time. Whatever we can’t use, we will share with family and friends, or other dogs in need. This was a very generous giveaway so we wanted to give a huge thanks to Ann and PetSmart.
We hope you all are enjoying your holidays!