Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lorelei Update

We've had Lorelei a week now.  There have been some great times and a couple of bumps.  Day two in having her here, Abby Lab got jealous of the extra attention she was getting and peed all over the only expensive rug we have.  I'm told that's common when introducing a new dog.  It's in the basement for a thorough clean and we won't put it back down until we are positive that behavior is over.

She also tried to play too aggressively with Lorelei which made HER pee on the floor.

But we've settled into a groove.  The two get equal attention, walk separately so they get some "me" time with Dad.  Lorelei is 2 times the size of Abby, (who is a Lab mix and not purebred) so Abby doesn't like to be walked together.  This morning my husband said they played gently in the yard together and we're seeing some preening (grooming) behavior with one another.

We are still so happy we adopted her.  She loves being around people after living her whole life in a tiny pen.


  1. There will probably be a few scuffles until one is definitely 'top' dog. Luckily, they're usually just noise and snapping teeth. Laralei certainly looks content.

    1. No snapping teeth, she just jumped up on her and growled but her tail was wagging. It just freaked Laralei out as she hasn't been socialized much. They're curled up by each other in the living room right now after their walks.

  2. Hari om
    Settling in takes a while for anyone, a week is just the beginning tho' it does seemb signs are good. YAM xx

  3. I'm sure they'll work things out soon and be best friends.

  4. It takes a while to sort out the pecking order and settling in. Here's hoping no more accidents are in the future.


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