We are so thrilled to have chosen Frank...he is the best little guy! All of us are super happy here, but a little tired! Between our vacation (not sleeping in our own beds, etc.), traveling on the road, and adjusting to our pup...we need to slow down.
Frank rode home to L Island on my shoulder/neck area cradled in his blue baby blanket. Frank "freaked out" a little with whining, but settled down with some swaddling and shushing. Ali's baby experience payedoff... He really slept most of the way home. Frankie ate, drank, and went potty at rest areas. It was pretty easy!
The first two nights have been tough... I can't lie. We are crate training Frank. He has all that he needs: appropriate crate, blue blanket, snuggle toy, moving fan, white noise...but, he doesn't have his sisters nor his familiar house. I get that his world has been turned upside down, however we must stay strong in our efforts too.Hopefully tonight will be a turning point...the whining, crying, and barking is almost heart breaking! "Start as you mean to go" is my motto.
Frankie is super cute and so fun to play with...he rolls over to show his tummy for a rub and kiss! He has been going outside often. He goes potty every 2 hrs or so and seems to poop twice a day. He is eating well and likes 1/2 a sm. Liver treat as a reward (going into the crate, staying on the mat until his harness is removed, running through a tunnel in the back yard, etc.) Slowly, we are getting to know each other and it is hard work, but so much fun... :)
Frank is scheduled to visit the vet on Thursday, July 19 for his initial check up and 10 wk vaccinations. I will let you know how our man makes out. (Did you notice Frankie's floating rib on the left side? We will mention it to our vet...it just looks so creepy that's all.)
After meeting you and your husband, I know that Frank came from goodness and was given the best possible start! You are just lovely and I am sure to be giving out your business cards where ever Frank goes...A million thanks! Keep in touch and keep the solid advice coming- I am always open to it!!!
We love baby Frankie so!!! Lisa, Matt and Miss Ali