|Rags plays with toys without ripping them apart.|
Clearly, he does not understand what toys are for.
Anyway, we met Rags in the hallway outside the dog kennels, and we all sniffed each other and sort of got acquainted. Then we went outside in the yard where the shelter dogs play. I pooped right away out there, and so did Rags, and Dorrie peed. After which, we sniffed each other some more. I did not like being in the yard because it was really hot out there, and I started panting.
|Rags meeting Adrian and James, the kittens|
Mom was hot, too, and so was Dr. Regan, who went out there with us because she had finished all her surgeries for the day and was helping us meet Rags. Aunt Christine came out there, too. She is the adoption counselor. Anyway, since we were all hot, we went back inside. Then Mom waited in the hall with us three dogs for a while until Aunt Christine had time to do all our paperwork.
Rags was being annoying and way too full of energy. He kept sort of jumping at me like he actually expected me to play with him. So I started snarking at him every time he came near me, and he went and lay down and proved that he could be a calm dog, after all. Mom got a little worried because she thought maybe Rags and I weren't going to get along, but Aunt Christine said I was just setting some boundaries, which is true.
|Rags on our patio|
Dorrie thinks Rags is a little too big and too energetic also. Mom hopes Dorrie will get to be friends with Rags and they will play together. But right now, Dorrie thinks Rags is kind of scary. The cats haven't decided for sure what to think of him. Well, except for Audra, who mostly hates all dogs. She is always hissing and swiping her claws at me and Dorrie. I just ignore her, but Dorrie yelps like she is dying, even though I don't think Audra has ever actually touched her.
Anyway, Audra started this "get away from me, you dog" thing with Rags, but he tried to chase her and made a big game out of it. Mom got worried that Rags wasn't going to get along with our kitties after all, but now we think it is just Audra he doesn't get along with. And next week Audra is going back to PetSmart to spend a week or two, and if she gets adopted, we won't have to worry about her anymore.
|Rags and Latifa|
Okay, well, here are some more pictures Mom took of Rags on his first day here. I don't really know what I think of him yet, as a brother, so I guess I will just have to wait and see how things turn out.
|Rags running back and forth in the house with his toy|
|Finally tired out|