Chloe's Journal: MY FIRST WEEK WITH MY NEW FAMILY
Day 1: It was kind of scary to see Issac's SUV drive away and leave me with these people I have never seen before, but it didn't take me long to like what was happening. Little did I know, I was taking a long car ride. On the way to my new home we stopped at a Wendys and we had a picnic lunch. My new mommy figured out real fast that I like french fries. I knew right then that I was going to like her.
After a couple of hours my new sister Maggie joined me in the back seat. She is really nice, she didn't mind that I was laying on her blanket, and we shared it the rest of the way home. We made a couple of stops and got out and stretched our legs, got a drink of water and well, you know what else. After we arrived at my new home Maggie showed me around the big fenced in back yard, which I really like, and then we went in the house and she showed me around the house. I settled down in the recliner with my new daddy and we rested while my new mommy cooked dinner. I have a special place right next to my new daddy at dinner time. My sister has her special place next to mommy. He puts down my bowl of food and we all eat dinner together. My new mommy did the dishes and then she took me and my new sister for a walk. Oh what fun we had!
That night I got to sleep in the big bed with everyone, Oh how nice that was!
Day 2: GOOD MORNING WORLD AND WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY IT IS!! I slept great and right after my mommy ate breakfast she took me and maggie for a walk, we went to my mommy's cousin's house who lives down the street from us and I got to meet her. She is really nice! She told me I was just too cute. After my walk mommy told me I was just a perfect little angel and she gave me a special treat, MMM GOOD! Maggie sat out on the deck, which was kind of nice because it gave me and my new mommy time alone together to get bonded. I did spend some time in the back yard with Maggie while mommy washed the car. Did I mention that we have these really neat doors on the house that have the window all the way down to the floor so I can see outside all the time. Maggie lays in front of them sometimes and looks out for a long time. We took another walk later in the afternoon. Daddy got home from work and I was so excited. He gave me and Maggie lots of love. I sat in the easy chair with daddy again while mommy cooked dinner. After dinner the phone rang and mommy had to leave, she had to go to the hospital with my new grandma so I spent the evening with my new daddy, which was nice, we got to get bonded more.
Day 3: I slept great again last night. Again we took a walk after mommy ate breakfast. Mommy took us for a ride today, that was fun. Mommy had to leave us alone together at home for a few hours while she went to the hospital to check on grandma.
When she came home we were so excited to see her and she told us we were just perfect little angels while she was gone.
She gave us lots of love and then we played for a while. Then we sat out on the deck until daddy came home from work. I sat on mommy's lap because I am just new at this and I have to get use to the deck. It has a gate at the top of the steps to keep us safe. When daddy came home from work we got all excited again and he gave us lots of love too. Again, I sat in the easy chair with daddy while mommy cooked dinner. After dinner mommy took us for another walk. The weather got bad after that, and it thundered and rained. I sat on mommy's lap while she was knitting and it made me feel better and I wasn't as scared. I only shook a little bit then relaxed. Guess what? My mommy's cousin came by the house and she brought me some tennis balls, just my size too! She also brought some special treats for me and Maggie. They are all natural special baked treats for us canines.
They are sooo good! I also had fun playing with my tennis ball.
I teased my mommy a little bit, I would go get my ball and then act like I was going to give it to her and the I would turn my head and not let her have the ball. It was so funny! We played for a long time. Then we settled down and me and Maggie laid on the couch together until bed time.
Day 4: Same routine, slept good and after mommy's breakfast we took a walk. I got to meet a couple of mommy's friends from the neighborhood and one of Maggie's doggy friends. He is a very nice black Shih Tzu, he is a little bigger than us, but he was very friendly. Mommy was very busy today, she cut grass, but wouldn't let us come outside with her, she said it wasn't safe and we had to stay inside and watch her through the big windows in the doors. She vacuumed, which I wasn't too scared, I jumped up on the couch and just watched her. Then she brushed me and cleaned my eyes, she does this everyday. Then she gave Maggie a bath and I went downstairs and watch them, then when we went back upstairs, (mommy carried us up and down the stairs, she won't let us do it ourselves) me and maggie ran around and played a little bit then mommy got out the hair dryer and dried maggie, I laid on the big bed and watched, they were sitting on the floor. This afternoon mommy took us for another car ride, this time we went to a park that has a huge pond with lots of ducks and geese. There were some people fishing, but we just walked on the walking path around the pond. It was the most fun I have ever had, I was so excited!
After we got home we sat out on the deck until daddy got home from work, then he gave me and Maggie lots of love. tonight instead of sitting in the easy chair with him, we played ball while mommy was cooking dinner. I'm so tired tonight from all the fun I had today that I am just sitting in the easy chair with my daddy and maggie. We both can sit with him just fine, there is plenty of room.
Day 5: Same routine, slept well, went for our morning walk, then mommy had to leave me and Maggie alone again while she went to the hospital to see grandma. She said we were perfect little angels again. We took a long afternoon walk. then it was time for daddy to come home from work. He gave us lots of love. We played and then mommy fed us dinner. Mommy left with a friend for a while so I stayed home with daddy.
Day 6: Slept well, it was colder outside last night so mommy put a sweater on me so I wouldn't get cold. Mommy went to the grocery store early this morning, so I stayed home and played with daddy. All of us went to this really neat place called
Sugarcreek Reserve. We hiked for a long time and it was
soooo much fun! Mommy went to the hospital today, and me and Maggie stayed home with daddy. Mommy said that she usually isn't gone this much and that by early next week grandma should be out of the hospital and back in the nursing home then things will get back to normal, she said I could go to the nursing home with her next week so I can meet grandma.
Day 7: Today I got up really early with daddy. We hung out together until mommy and Maggie got up. We went for our morning walk. Mommy was cleaning and so me daddy and Maggie sat out on the deck and relaxed a bit. Mommy took us to the pet store and she bought us each a new harness. They are really soft and comfortable. Mommy took us for another walk when we got back so we could try out our new harness and make sure it would be comfortable enough. I got to meet my two brothers of the human kind. They are really nice, they held me and gave me lots of love and we played ball too! We all ate dinner together.
I have figured out why Maggie likes it on the deck so much, today I spent quite a bit of time on it as well, it is really neat, you can see out really far in a lot of directions and it is very comfortable to lay on and just hang out. I think it is going to become my favorite place as well.
I have decided that I would like to keep this family forever, I am very thankful for my rescue and my foster family, but this place is a doggie palace. It is the most perfect place to live. They love me a lot, they keep me clean and brushed every day and I never have to be in a cage again for the rest of my life. I especially love sitting in the easy chair with my daddy.
Thank you and lots of doggie kisses