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Well, she’s finally here! This is Hazel, who we adopted from the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue. Pro tip: They have a waiting list so they don’t post their collies online — you just gotta apply.
Anyway, her foster mom drove her here from Wisconsin yesterday, and I took Magda to meet her at the dog park, where they became fast friends, ran and played and barked and had a great time.
Then her mom brought her to our house, and the dogs came inside and… I’m gonna be honest here, Magda was a little like, “What? She’s coming over? To MY house?”
There weren’t any vicious fights or anything, but there were some growls and some lunging and they are both confused. Magda is confused about why is there another dog in her house sharing her people, and Hazel is confused because this is her fourth house in four months and why is this Vizsla so pissed off I’m just trying to give this little boy kisses? So yeah, we’re working through it all.
I’m not too concerned as already today is better than last night, and we have a trainer coming on Monday to help us sort out the details. But you guys? It is a little like living in a circus at the moment. And if anyone wants to bring us lint rollers, we sure need them now!
Oh, and I didn’t mention, but Ezra is thrilled. While we all love and adore Magda to pieces, she has never been snuggly or one who wants much affection. Hazel is the opposite and wants all the snuggles and pets and licks, and that is really making Ezra happy.