I decided to have some cheese and crackers at bedtime. I got eight crackers and two slices of a nice Muenster cheese on a plate, sat down on the bed and had a couple of them. Then I realized I had left my glass of water on the counter, about 10 steps away. I looked around and all the dogs were asleep.
See, here is Max, stretched out right beside me.
Ali did wake at the flash, but he put his head back down right away. Sam was cuddling with him, and he didn't even care!
China was passed out at my feet.
I sat the plate on the night stand. By the time I returned, literally less than 30 seconds, four crackers were gone, and all the cheese!! Oh, he avoided eating the paper that they put between the slices!! AND .... he was standing in my spot, "grinning" at me as he swallowed the last bite, and wagging his tail!
Max will challenge me about getting into things, too. He is curious as can be. He has been all over the house investigating everything. He stands up on his back legs, stretching as far as possible to see on top of furniture, pokes his nose between things to see what is there. Like Sam, Max has dragged toys onto the bed, but he has gone all around the house and brought them to the bedroom whereas Sam just gets what is here in the bedroom.
Max already acts as if he has lived here forever. He is very relaxed, wags his tail almost non stop, and is playing with me. Tonight I was patting the floor, and he responded by patting back at me. He played this way for at least a couple minutes! It is clear that he has owned a family before and knows some of the social aspects of human cohabiting! His easy-going nature will be pleasant to have around. And unless I find that he is a heathen in the house training, life will be great! So far, so good on that front.
You think he's not relaxed??? LOL!! Look at this!!
Yep, the boy will be a challenge, but a delightful one, I think! He incited China to play a little bit this evening! It was really cute to watch, she and Ali play occasionally, but not quite like this. He was very gentle with her, and I think that helped. They were both bouncing at each other in that way that dogs do when they play, and she was obviously enjoying it. I'm hoping he will give her a little more joy before she goes, and this was a good sign.
And look at Sam with his back feet tucked up to his chest again! Funny little guy!
Life is beautiful!!!!