It’s been a month since we got Max and Eric and I am so amazed at how well he has adjusted to our family. He’s already claimed his favorite spots in the house to lie down and chill out, like on the ottoman and under the dining room table, and he and Missy have come to terms with being both together and enjoying their alone time. I think both of them have realized this arrangement is permanent and that absence can in fact make the heart grown fonder…They were inseparable for the first 3 weeks but seem to have become more comfortable acting independently without jealousy or curiosity of what the other is doing - Max has even come in the house before her a few times.
Max continues to visit the vet on Saturdays and isn’t all that thrilled with the staff, but we continue to work on short and positive visits. His big appointment for a more thorough exam and shots is coming up in April, so we hope he will be more comfortable by then. The trainer and other owners in our obedience class comment every week on how much more confident and outgoing Max becomes. He confuses sit and down but we are working on clarifying with him. He’s so eager to please he sometimes confuses his commands and does a mix of tricks. We’re working on it in class and at home. We realize in class that Missy helps him cheat at home!
We are so happy to have Max in our family and the personality he brings to our lives!