We finally made it home with our newest addition to the family! We had been tossing around names for a while, both hubby and I wanted to name him Travis (hubby wants to nickname him ‘Travis Tripplehorn’…don’t ask! *grin!*) and the Princess Nagger wanted to name him Max (from the Dark Cloud PS2 games – which is really Maximilian, but we figured Maxwell would be
better easier). So we decided to give him a mouthful of names – after all, he’ll be smart enough to answer to all of them, Elvis, our Wheaten comes to ‘Dork Dog’, ‘Bubba Jones’, and ‘Smelvis’…(snicker!)
The trip down to West Virginia was uneventful – the GPS took us on a scenic route on the way, so we got to see some cool sights in the mountains (like a frozen stream, and lots of trees down in the woods from a recent wind storm). Princess Nagger was a peach on the long drive, hubby and I joked about having left the baby at home…of course she piped up from the back seat “I am not a baby!” (grin!)
Per the breeder’s instructions, we introduced him first to his new cage with food and water…he seemed to be comfy right off the bat:
His eyes each have a splash of blue color to them – we’re curious to see if it becomes more enhanced, or fades away…pretty cool right now! 😉
Princess Nagger loves the new puppy – her first comment was “He’s lighter than I thought he would be!” (as in weight)
Elvis seems to be afraid of Travis – he tried to hide in his normal ‘safe’ place, under the dining room table, and seemed a bit miffed that Travis followed him under there anyway!
He discovered that Travis can’t climb the steps yet, so he retreated partway up the steps to get away from the persistent little puppy:
He’s giving me ‘the look’…
Norman also seems quite put out by the energetic new addition, but he’ll get used to him in no time:
Of course I had to have my cuddle time…
He stuck his cold nose on my neck trying to burrow under my hair!
So far he seems to be adapting quite well, and will have Elvis and Norman following him around in no time, taking command of the household… 😉