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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-29-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Chica is home!

We had a long, but relatively quiet car and ferry and car ride home.

Except for the two throw-ups after we stopped the car in the ferry line-up.

The breeder suggested that for such a long journey, with a dog who'd never been in a crate, I might want to hold her on my lap ... and just ease her into the crate if I got tired of holding her. (I didn't get tired of holding her!)

Boomer the Cat was AMAZING last night! He was intensely interested in Chica, but didn't run or hiss or freak in any way.

This morning was another story, when Chica ran full tilt towards him on her way outside ... and Boom hissed and took a swat at her.

We had some tough moments early in the evening last night with crying and howling. I told Bob, "We'll never make it through the whole night if this keeps up!"

So I got online and found a downloadable CD called "Canine Lullabies."

They didn't work immediately (like they do in the video on the website!), but the heartbeat rhythm did seem to have an effect after a while.

She's asleep right now so gotta get a few things done.

Cheers to all!

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Welcome home. I think the Boom will come around. It will take time though. Some cats take a long time to adjust to new things. Have you seen the stuffed animal with the heart beat sound? I have one and used it for my guys when they were pups. It helped a lot. I will come back for pictures later

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The first few days can be rough as well as entertaining. Don't be surprised if you have a few WTH did I do moments. It all gets better in a very short time. Looking forward to photos.

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how exciting for you! It will take a while for everyone to settle in. Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Love the name by the way!

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How exciting to finally have your baby home! I'm sure Boomer will adjust quickly and who knows - they may be good buddies!

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Thanks, everyone!

I'm going to look for that heartbeat toy, Linda. And we've definitely already had some WTH moments, Geri.

These pix are kind of dark, but they do capture some "all tuckered out moments" at the end of our first full day.
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Love the pictures!!!!!!! Oh I know you both are so excited and happy to have Chica at home. It takes time to get things flowing, but so....worth it. Congrats on your new family member.

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how did the night go? Chica is so cute!


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Congratulations on Chica - she is a cutie pie.
Laila came home this past friday and last night was her first fabulous night! She whined only a tiny bit, I put up my hand for her to kiss, and she went right back to her bed in the crate.
It will take Chica a few days to get comfortable and not be afraid. I am sure in two days you will see a great improvement.
Good luck and enjoy!

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Congratulations on Chica's homecoming! She is a cutie. As much as we looked forward to Augie coming home to live, the actual coming home for the first time was a bit daunting! Lots to learn - I remember it was the same feeling as when I brought my human babies home. The WTH have I done thoughts, exactly. But it passes and it will soon feel like she has always been there. Have fun. They grow up waaaay too fast. I don't miss that biting stage though!

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