Well, it’s been a week now since Samson has joined our family. The ride home was uneventful and he actually was almost asleep. He adapted well the first night – making the decision that he was in no way going to sleep in the floor like a common dog. I certainly don’t have to worry about anyone stealing the bed at night, that‘s for sure! He has found that the furniture is the best place to sleep during the day (unless of course he’s sunbathing.) He’s a big cuddly guy and he does actually fit (well almost!) on a lap.
His vet check up was great and he has a clean bill of health. He’s doing very well on our daily walks and we are making great strides with all his training. The basic commands are almost completely mastered as is the “counter surfing” issue. The others have accepted him and he has actually started to “wrestle” with them during their play time. That’s a big accomplishment! He’s even started playing tug-o-war with Scoobee Dew and it’s a pretty even match! They are becoming friends and we can see that they will grow to be very good companions for each other. They already sleep together and are even touching most of the time.
For a first week, I’d say it has gone better than expected. He has a birthday this week and he’s going to have his first birthday party with us. More on that next week.