|Sassy and I ignoring each other|
Then after that, Sassy went out, and Nicholas came in. He seemed kind of stressed, like he needed to go out and pee or something, so he and Mel went outside. And then when they came in, Mel was really excited about licking Nicky's pee-pee. And then he and Nicky sniffed each other all over, and they kind of made moves like they might like to play, or at least Mel did. So Mom decided that at least Mel really liked Nicky.
But Barry just kind of stuck close to Mom and didn't do much with Nicky, except he sniffed him a little bit. And whenever Mom was trying to pet Nicky, Barry wanted to be petted, too, but he didn't growl at Nicky or anything.
And the whole time, I mostly sat in the corner because I decided I didn't like being there, and I suddenly got afraid that Mom would go away and leave me there, like she has done sometimes before, and that made me feel icky and scared. But Mom said I should come over and meet Nicky and see if I liked him, and she carried me over there, so finally I sniffed at him a little bit, and he seemed okay.
Then the REGAP lady said to Mom that she should probably just adopt whichever greyhound she liked better because we dogs weren't being very helpful in making a decision. Well, except for Mel, who seemed to really like Nicky. So Mom chose Nicky because she said she is a sucker for brindles, and also Nicky is smaller than Sassy, even though he is a boy and Sassy is a girl. In my opinion, they are both lots taller than any dog needs to be, but nobody asked me.
Then Mom signed a bunch of papers and wrote a check and picked out a color for a collar for Nicky, which is kind of a deep plum color. And also she bought a muzzle for him, and it is a dark yellow, kind of like a taxi cab.
|Can we go home now?|
But I did not go out in the yard. I just went and got on the sofa in my dog bed and I curled up there, and anytime Nicky came anywhere close to me I growled at him because now I'm not sure if I even want a new brother. Mom says I will get used to having him around, and I will learn to like him, but I don't know if she's right or not. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
The cats are kind of nervous about having a new dog in the house, and Charlie won't even come out of the cat room. But Chloe came out and looked at Nicky, but she sort of kept a safe distance, and while I was writing my blog, was hiding behind the computer monitor. Anyway, I guess the cats will have to get used to having Nicky around, too. It's kind of like a whole new life for all of us!