Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nordic: First Impressions

He has finally arrived!! Our first Newfie! We're calling him "Cooper."

We are still getting to know him and his habits, but one thing I can tell you for sure, this little guy is a cuddle bug! He climbs into your lap and just melts. He loves to be held (which will be hard to do down the road) and attention.

He got along with our Labby boys right away. They were running, jumping, and tunneling through the snow almost immediately after he arrived. By the end of the night, they were all cuddled up in ONE dog bed. I tried to get a picture, but as soon as they saw me they got up to give kisses. He slept in the crate the first night. A little crying, but then right to sleep. Night two, on the other hand, was not so easy. A lot more crying and barking. Eventually we gave in and let him out of the crate. He immediately got in Harley's bed and went to sleep. It must be hard for him to see the other dogs lounging around the room while he is stuck in the crate. But, until we get to know him a little better, we thought that would be safest for everyone.

There have been a few accidents, but, after all, it's only day 2. He isn't a chewer, which is great! He LOVES toys and seems to leave everything else alone. For now at least. He might look big, but he is 100% puppy. We laugh at him constantly. He is quite the uncoordinated little guy with those HUGE paws he is always flopping around.

A few pics below to enjoy...more updates soon!

Did you see the "*". . . he already has an app!