We have a new addition to the family – meet Omar Little Suffern! What a face on that guy! Maya is still not sure what to make of him, but we’ve fallen in love. We adopted him last week from the rescue organization All the Same, Wild and Tame, who had saved him from a kill shelter on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized. We’ve wanted to adopt a dog for a long time now and finally felt we were ready.
While caring for him is definitely a commitment, it’s of course also so rewarding and worth every second. But man are we tired! He’s about a year old, so he’s full of energy that we have to try to keep up with. We go on lots of walks, which has the added bonus of being as good for us as it is for him.
Since we don’t know what happened to him the first year of his life, we’re also dealing with some behavioral issues that are probably both a result of some kind of trauma and also just part of his adolescent age. So if anyone has tips on training rescued dogs who need a bit more attention, or how to get your dog and cat to want to be friends, I WELCOME THEM. Seriously! Send me those tips! Particularly the ones about how to stop barking in the middle of the night.