2019 Life Logs, Day 321: Welcome to My Little Moon Shadow
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Weather: Mostly Cloudy; High 46, Low 43 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I have a new partner, my little Australian Labradoodle that we named Mr. Moon Shadow, but call him just Shadow. After meeting his godparents, Tom and Detta Porat, in Foxboro and picking up all of the puppy gear one could dream of, I returned to the Cape and picked-up Moon Shadow. He is gorgeous, alert, responsive, and incredibly adaptable. His first day was amazing. I put him in his crate in the car and left the breeder’s home not knowing what to expect. He started to whimper, so I turned on the radio and who but my daughter was on the air. He listened intently and by the time her show was over, we were home. I brought him in the house and let him explore a bit and then I took him outside to go potty. And he did it! What a good puppy. About that time, I got a text from Heather asking if it was too early for visitors. Of course not. So she and Sam stopped by on their way home from Hyannis. Shadow loved both of them. He loved cuddling with Heather and romping outside with Sam. He finally cuddled up to Sam and went to sleep. Not long after, Jed arrived with Ollie and Jonah. They had been ice skating and were super anxious to be with Shadow. Heather and Jed had things to do, so I suggested that they leave the boys to play with the puppy.
I don’t know who had a better time, the boys or the puppy. Let’s just say they all had a great afternoon and everyone bonded. We fed Shadow his dinner and put him in his crate while we had dinner, and after a few whimpers, he fell asleep giving us time to enjoy dinner. Ollie even loves being a pooper scooper! What more could I ask for? I am so grateful to the Goldpebbles for making Shadow’s first day so much fun. He is off to a fantastic start. Now, I just have to hope I don’t screw this up.
I guess the real test will be tonight. Let’s hope this perfect puppy sleeps through the night. That was a joke as I’m sure it won’t happen. Needless to say, I have fallen in love, so even if I have to take him outside to potty a couple of times during the night, hopefully it won’t be too painful.