Sunday, August 13, 2006
The newest member of our family. When they brought her out, we walked her over to a grassy area and sat down. She put her head in my lap. Bill knew then that she was the one going home with us. She's about a year old. Already housebroken. Very gentle (completely ignores Petey climbing on her, falling on her, petting her). Not jumpy. These were important traits for us.
We didn't hear her bark once until this evening. The kids were riding their bikes in the alley with the neighbors. Jenny and Pete were playing Frogger (with themselves in the starring role and the other kids as the cars). I brought Greta out and she was doing fine. But then my neighbor picked Pete up and moved him out of the way of the kids on bikes, and Greta started barking at her. I had to take Greta back into the yard. We guess she just knows her pack, and my neighbor was not part of it. She was fine later with the same neighbor, but Bill was holding the baby then. I'm sure she'll figure out friend v. foe soon.
Other than that, she's been alert, eager to please and pretty laid back. But definitely full of energy. I'm sure she'll fit right in.