When they first arrived, he was wandering around the house, went into the kitchen where the back door is, then proceeded to come into the living room to pee on the carpet. I guess he was trying to tell us all something but we were busy talking. His family was mortified. I felt worse for them. During the night he woke us up barking and running from door to door. It was the first time we heard one peep out of him and it freaked us out. I took him outside and I saw some teens walking down the street dragging something very loudly. Maybe that's what woke him up. We came in and got all settled back in bed and he was good the rest of the night.
Usually on the second day, dogs are more comfortable in their strange surroundings. They interact more with their new people and seem more relaxed. By the second night, we were wondering how we could hear him if he wanted out since he's so quiet. I had an idea to use the ding dong mat under a rug in the kitchen. It worked like a charm; he slept straight through till 5:30.
By Sunday he was more attentive, following us around and even attempted to play a bit. We would welcome him back. He left late, a little after nine which most sitters probably wouldn't do, but what the heck. You just can't control airline schedules. Today it's back to a quiet house except for Hubby doing some carpet cleaning. Next weekend could be very interesting!
|Watching 'Lucky Dog'|