Another AI dog chapter starts in our household!!!! SO exciting, and despite the late hour of hour homecoming (around 1 am), the meeting between the two was pretty flawless.
The flight landed an hour early, and Kitchee (sounds like - Kee-d-chee, meaning brave) was pretty vocal as they carried his crate towards us. Poor guy! Overwhelmed, long long flight, but no soiling in his crate at all. There were no grassy areas at Newark airport in NJ, and he wouldn't do his business....off we went, and he settled quite nicely on my lap in the car. I had a toy, which he played with briefly, and then, he lulled to sleep! We were ready to pull over once we crossed into NY state, but he slept and slept, all stretched out and comfy on my lap for the whole 2 and half hour ride!!! Once out in the driveway, poor guy took the longest pee I've ever seen a puppy take....
We put him back in the crate before we entered the house, and let Wyot listen, sniff around and bark a bit...but all with tail wagging. He did try to keep protecting me once we let Kitchee out, and let me tell you, Kitchee held his own with Wyot! He is not afraid of his big brother at all...We crated Kitchee for the night, and there came the heart wrenching high pitched cries...hard, no matter that you know you have to let him. Wyot barked a bit at first, but then settled and slept in his usual spot in the living room. I finally fell asleep after taking Kitchee out to do his business one more time...and it was 5 am. Up at 7:30, and hubby had taken them out together, which he reported was really great! They romped together in the field behind our house. Feeding, however, is another kink we have to work out. Kitchee will just eat his food AND Wyot's LOL, and Wyot LETS him!! (any advice here would be welcome).
They had a tug of war, a fun tumbling session and overall fun so far. I've got it on video (which hopefully I will share if I can figure out how to get it from my phone to here). Finally, both passed out in seperate rooms (they did this, not us)...which is how I can share this with all of you!!
More fun to come, and looking forward to hearing about his litter mates!!!