Sunday, August 27, 2006

Me and you and a dog named Boo...

I swear to God, I forgot that song existed until Cathy began singing it around the apartment. Weirdness...

So how is Boo doing after a week in his new home? Pretty well, it seems. He's not quite as clingy. The first few days we couldn't take a step without looking down first to make sure he wasn't underfoot. He wouldn't sleep all through the night. And he needed lots of attention.

Right now he's feeling a lot more confident. When we take him out for walks he's feeling confident enough to wander further afield and check things out. And the best thing, he's now sleeping through the night. We put him in his kennel when I go to sleep and he's not whining at 4 a.m. to get out and use the paper. We can get him to stay in the kennel until 7 a.m.

He's also starting to get used to the idea of doing his business outside. The first few days he would go for a 40 minute walk, do nothing and then come back to the apartment and go on the newspaper.

Today was a pretty good day because we took Boo out to the Sylvia Grinnell Park along with Ian, Jennifer and their dog Kuniq. That was a good couple of hours. Kuniq is just a touch bigger than Boo, but after getting used to each other they had a lot of fun.

Oh, and everyone who meets him in Iqaluit is falling deeping in love with him. But that's hardly a surprise.

So yeah, we're adapting to him and he's adapting to us. It's all going well so far.

And now, a few more pictures...



Kuniq chasing Boo...



Both taking a pause from chasing each other to look over a small pool.



Looking very cute.



Continuing the whole "Looking very cute" look.

4 comments:

J Consortium said...

Hey I was just searching on Flickr for Rankin photos and I came across a photo taken by you of two people named Wendy and Jeremy. Are they teachers by any chance? I swear it was Wendy who introduced herself to me at the airport when we arrived!

Freakin' weird!!

towniebastard said...

Wendy and Jeremy are teachers at the high school in Rankin. Cathy taught in Rankin for a year before transferring to Iqaluit and is friends with them. They actually flew down to our wedding last year, which is cool.

Very nice people. Although I think we owe them an e-mail, or vice versa.

colette said...

Aw, pretty little Boo-Boo. HOw soft and fluffy. And my God but Kuniq is a handsome dog.

J Consortium said...

Well that is kind of a weird coincidence but I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, it's a town of 2300.

They were on our flight from Winnipeg to Rankin and Wendy introduced herself to me at the airport and said she could tell we were first timers. I laugh now when I think about how I must have looked, because in was such a state at the time. I thought my cat hadn't made it and I was half-deaf and in a weird place.