I thought I would give you a little update on Pukah now that he's settling in. He was a little stressed out on the trip home and didn't sleep so we tried to keep things low key for the day. The big excitement was meeting the teenage cats; the are still trying to decide what to do with him. The first night he fussed in his crate quite a bit but he's starting to figure out the schedule (we're keeping a pretty strict one, it's even printed out and taped above his pen) and the past two nights he slept through to 6:30 which is still too early for mom but it's hard to complain.
We've discovered that the key to a stress-free puppy who is spending the majority of his day crated is to run him ragged at his 10:00 and 5:00 outings. He's having a good time playing chase and fetch out in the yard and once he's good and worn out he is now settling right in to the crate for a nap. The only problem is that I need one too!
I'll keep you posted on his progress, we'll be starting puppy class in two weeks so that should be fun.
Thank you Julie, for your lovely letter! I sure enjoyed hearing all your news! ---Mary