Got little Megan with us till Sunday while Im off work so thought id update with how her first day/night has been.
She arrived yesterday morning full of beans and excitement. Travelled exceptionally well in the car just settled in the back seat and curled up. Megan is a little buddle of joy and watching her walk around, tail wagging sniffing out her new surroundings was so lovely to witness.
Stopped at pets at home and picked Megan up a welcome to our home pressie in the shape of a Kong dinosaur and im pleased to say I made the right choice as its barely left her side since she unwrapped it
We had a quick walk in the morning as weather was horrendous ..most of her first day was a duvet day until it brightened up in the evening, Megan is 100% housetrained and let us know when she was needing the garden though throughout the day.
She plays so nicely with her toys and loves her ball but was not overly boisterous in the house. She is always game to please and is treat focused so easy to train little dog. Infact I believe she would slot into a household with ease.
In the evening we took Megan for a nice long walk, weather had brightened and she is great to walk. Pulled slightly at the start however a check on the lead and she walked to heal nicely. She sits at the road, waits for your command and then I rewarded her with a treat. She picked this up like a pro so a pocket full of treats with Megan and she is putty in your hands.
Those who know me however know that I have two other residents in the household in the shape of two british blue cats now here is where the fun starts. Hubby had the day off work so after we tired Megan out with a walk we orchestrated the meet. Hubby on one side of mesh baby gate with a cat and I was on the other with Megan. It was not the picture perfect first meet
Megan was very very excited and this in turn scared the cats so they wouldnt come out the room and this made Megan want to see them more haha.
To be honest though I do believe this may be something that could be changed or worked on in the future as I did not see any aggression on Megan's part but she was just a bit too much for my two boys and lets be fair she had had a whirlwind of new experiences in one day. We tried another once in the evening but her energy didnt change much and even a treat was not breaking her focus from the cats so the kitties were banished to the bedroom to allow Megan to forget about her furry friends and do some more sofa surfing
I have Megan for five days so we are going to continue to work with her with the cat situation, today we have started with some site swapping and this has worked well ...its allowing the cats to get used to her scent and vice versa. We are going to use the crate this afternoon just to help my boys confidence and they can see that her excitement is nothing to fear...Not sure if Megan had ever seen a crate before but Ive started gradually with kong treats inside and door open and she has been going in and out with ease.
Going to leave it at that for the day and introduce door closed and possible cats again tomorrow I'll see how she is with door closed and take it from there .. so watch this space.
So to sum her this little girl is an absolute gem of a dog, whoever adopts Megan is going to be one lucky human. She has taken everything Ive thrown at her in her stride and seems to understand what I ask of her very quickly. This girl has had a busy day of new experiences and has handled them all with grace..So proud of this little girl
Gosh Ive found another fav...Oh and as I sit here typing Megan has got tired of waiting on me returning to sofa and has taken herself inside her crate for a sleep ..result