Yesterday, we rented a car and drove to SeaTac airport to pick up the newest addition to our family…our corgi puppy, Dexter. He’s about 10 1/2 weeks old.
He was shipped from Carol’s Corgis, in Missouri, and didn’t have any problems at all with the flight. He wasn’t scared, or stressed at all.
It was a good thing we hired a rental car for the trip, though, because on the way, this happened.
Yup, in Seattle, going through an intersection, a driver ran the red light and hit us. He tried to swerve away at the last second, which is why we were lucky, and it only go the front passenger tire area, rather than squarely in the passenger area, where Mom and I were sitting. No one was hurt, and the other driver was very nice to deal with, thankfully. The rental folks came and picked up the damaged car and gave us a replacement, and we were back on our way. We were a little late picking arriving at the Air Cargo office, but Dexter had only arrived from his flight about 10 minutes earlier, so he didn’t have to wait.
That evening, he was too interested in looking around and exploring to rest, so when he got tired, I put him on my chest, on his back, and he just conked out. Such a sweetie!
I think he’s going to be perfect for us. He’s very calm about new things, and not fearful at all. He and Cat Sookie are not friends yet, but they did touch noses, so I expect they’ll be fine once Sookie gets over her worry about a new animal.
The chickens were EXTREMELY concerned about him at first, but they are getting used to see him through the fence now, and are going about their business – as long as he doesn’t get too close. He’s very calm with them, and doesn’t jump or bark or scratch at them, just sits quietly and watches them. He doesn’t seem to be thinking of them as prey at all, which is good.
He has the BIGGEST feet, totally outsized to his body! I love that.
He’s smart, too. He’s already mostly figured out his name, and is learning “sit”. His first night, he slept like a little angel, and seems to be settling in perfectly. He absolutely adores playing in the yard.