Much to our delight, we managed to get Stitch to the BHRR event on Saturday at Critter Jungle. He got his nails trimmed, was rewarded with nom noms, and met some fabulous greyhounds.
Stitch even walked around for a little while before throwing in the towel and planting his butt on the ground. It appears that once he's literally driven out of his comfort zone he becomes a little more curious about the environment.
Afterwards we drove Stitch to another foster's home (aka our schnauzer sitters) for a mini sleepover. In a few days Randie and I are heading to Winnipeg and then Toronto and will be gone for a week, so we wanted to make sure Stitch got along with their dogs while they look after him, especially after the Cooper incident. Apparently we didn't need to worry, though.
|Dot: chase me, Stitch!!|
Stitch got along great with both Dot and Clark the schnauzers and even cuddled with Dot. Perhaps there's love in the air? In any case, they'll have a chance to explore this budding romance when Stitch goes back next weekend.
Early Sunday afternoon we picked Stitch up, brought him home for a couple of hours, and then headed out again to meet potential adopters. This visit went great -- one of the best -- but unfortunately a few members of the family discovered they were allergic to Stitch. Wheatens are supposed to be "hypo-allergenic" but this can be so different for everyone. In fact, I met someone a couple of weeks ago who was allergic to poodles!
Although Stitch didn't find his forever home this weekend, my heart was bursting with pride to see just how well Stitch did with all of these new experiences and challenges.