In the photo above, Renee Sigman, the breeder, is handing Libby to me officially, so it's the doggie handover.
Libby's had lots of adventures in her first week here. She and I walk every morning early, though I carry her, put her down to walk, carry her again, put her down to walk again, etc. She's met lots of our neighbors and their dogs, all of whom she likes. We walk in the morning with Maggie Mae, Jerry's bichon frise, Jerry, and me, and in the afternoons, she walks with Jimmy and me. We're using alternately a regular collar and a Gentle Leader collar, and Libby's getting pretty good at walking, though I think I wear her out, so she often just stops. That's when I pick her up and carry her.
Libby's been to my artist group WAGE meeting (just to the start of it) and now to my yoga class (for which I smuggled her in, in my sweater, and Jimmy took her home, before class actually started.)
Having the runs has been Libby's main problem, though our vet Dr Joe examined her and sez she's fine, just adjusting to all the changes. She was too sleepy and underweight, so we're giving her an extra meal each day. And last night I discovered the home remedy online, of giving puppies with diarrhea some canned pumpkin with their food. Not pie filling, but straight pumpkin. This is helping a lot, so Libby is now an official Pumpkin Eater!
Our cats Otis and Ome don't trust Libby yet, but their four day hunger strike is officially overwith now. I think we're all getting used to each other pretty fast, all things considered. I'm holding Libby a lot, since she's supposed to reach 90% of her adult weight in 6 months! She's 5 pounds now, and the story is that she'll reach 50 pounds. So that's ten times what she weighs now! I think I can watch her grow, when she's holding very still!
OK, I guess this blog entry is done now. Libby's sleeping next to me on the desk chair, and I'm going to put her in her cage, coop, doll house, whatever it is, so I can take a shower and get ready for us all to watch the last half of "Hachi." Tomorrow I'll start airpen writing on my "Kitchen Tarot Café" piece.
Take it easy! Thanks for reading and looking at my pix.