Look who’s settling in to his brand new dog bed. (For ME?? You shouldn’t have. I mean I already have my fruit basket.)
This might be wishful thinking but we are pretty confident Wilkes and Zoe will turn out to be friends. Maybe even best cuddlebuds! They certainly have complementary personalities, and Wilkes is always quite friendly with Martin.
Everyone tells me that one of the best tricks is to pretty much ignore your dog for the first 20 minutes after you get home. It trains them out of jumping up and freaking out the second anyone enters the apartment, and it makes them more comfortable being on their own since they don’t have this huge exciting moment when they’re no longer alone. Everyone also says it’s much easier said than done, which I’m sure is true — but I figure I’ll just use that time to shower Wilkes with love. Don’t want him to feel usurped.
Fido, on the other hand….
That ol’ grumpypants doesn’t know what’s coming.