5.09.2019

you're not going to believe this... introducing cookie!

I fell in love with Cookie the first time I saw her outside the library. I knew her current people wouldn't keep her. Yada yada yada, today she joined our pack.





Cookie is a tiny slip of a thing, smaller than Kai, and very skinny. She has not had a lick of training. We haven't had a dog starting at square one in a long time! I have no doubt that with patience, consistency, and the example of her packmates, she'll come along very quickly.

We took her home this morning, first stopping at an empty ballfield to do a bit of recall training and bonding, and to burn off some energy. She did great on the recall, until she didn't, happily trotting away to say hello to a group of students. One of the girls grabbed her leash.


Diego was very happy to meet Cookie. Kai was very serious about demonstrating her dominance, but Cookie showed no aggression. We had no idea how Kai would react, so this was nice to see.

Cookie was frightened and cowering while Diego and Kai inspected her. She hid under a chair a few times, tail tucked under her legs. But it wasn't long before she came out to play, first tentatively, and now, just a few hours later, romping around, seemingly carefree.




So... here we are.

21 comments:

The Mound of Sound said...

You keep this up, you're going to need a bigger yard.

Amy said...

Dogs are amazing. I am so happy for you guys and even happier for Cookie---what a lucky dog she is. From Allan's photos of her running with Kai, it's clear that they already know how to play with each other.

She is an adorable dog---the kind of face I can't resist. Enjoy them all! I am only worried that Diego will want to romp with them to keep up and go too far too fast!

Mazel tov!

laura k said...

The kind of face I can't resist too -- obviously!!! Thank you so much, Amy.

We are protecting Diego. He is often lying down inside while they're out playing, or lying in my office with me, while two littles are with Allan. He seems pretty happy either way, playing or not playing.

MoS... indeed! :)

Amy said...

I am glad (but not at all surprised) that you are watching over Diego. I wonder what goes on in his head! So much change in his life since the move. But I know---dogs live in the moment. They are not neurotic like most of us are!

Stephanie said...

Cookie is beautiful! She looks like she is having a blast. Congratulations on the brood, I think you will all be very happy together.

Jay Farquharson said...

Lucky you, lucky Cookie.

allan said...

Kai and Cookie exhausted each other this evening, wrestling outside on the grass, wrestling inside on a big rug, wrestling in my office ... at one point, they were both totally wiped out, laying on their sides, panting, but still managing to do a little of bit of nibbling on the other's neck.

Rural said...

Ahhh, one of the many joys of NOT living in the big city, beware getting a larger property my daughter has a dog, pot bellied pig, sheep, horses, chickens and other critters. Seems the just keep 'showing up at her door' to be rescued and for some TLC!

Amy said...

How wonderful!! Love at first sight! I can imagine all the fun they will have with each other and that you will have with them.

laura k said...

There is zero chance of us getting a larger property -- considering we rent, and this was literally the only place we found that allowed dogs. Rural, your daughter's pack sounds lovely.

Thank you Stephanie, thank you Jay. :)

Kyahgirl said...

I’m happy for Cookie to have found you guys and that your human/canine family could squeeze her in. Fun times ahead.

impudent strumpet said...

Hi Cookie!!!

I love how her ears can be worn up or down, for two very distinctive yet both very adorable looks!

laura k said...

Thank you everyone. I'm totally blissed out in puppyland. Will post an update soon.

Dharma Seeker said...

How wonderful! These photos make my heart sing, what lucky, lucky pups!!

Dharma Seeker said...

And her ears remind me of Tala <3

laura k said...

Yes! There is a little Tala in her, and also a bit of Gypsy, our first dog.

impudent strumpet said...

Cookie's the new girl in town
Her ears can stand up or lie down
She has yellow hair
And hid under the chair
Then came out to play and run 'round.

allan said...

Cookie's the new girl in town
Her ears can stand up or lie down
She has yellow hair
And hid under the chair
Then teamed up with Kai and stole a paper bag out of my office containing two doughnuts that I had bought at the store earlier today and was hoping to enjoy this evening, leaving me, by the time Laura stopped them and grabbed the bag, barely one bite of one doughnut

impudent strumpet said...

That answers my question about whether the dogs have figured out that they outnumber the humans!

impudent strumpet said...

This is Just to Say

We have eaten
the doughnuts
that were in
your office

and which
you were probably
saving
for dinner

Forgive us
they were delicious
so sweet
and so round

laura k said...

OMG literally literally LOL