Sorry - I never got around to a Vintage Sunday post today, because we've been a little busy acclimating a new dog to the family. Meet Iris:
Zim has seemed happiest lately in the company of his canine BFFs, so for the past four or five months, I've been keeping an eye open for a likely companion for him. Iris, abandoned and subsequently incarcerated in a nearby dog pound, fit the bill.
There's an age difference - Zim, at almost seven years old, is approaching doggie middle age, and Iris is barely a year old judging by her build and her teeth - and sometimes her youthful exuberance makes him a bit grumpy. But when they're out in the back yard running around together, it doesn't take more than a playful pounce by Iris to get the two of them romping and tumbling about together.
Anyway, we brought her home yesterday and for the past couple of days we've been pretty busy doing all the stuff we need to do to help a new dog feel welcome and an old dog know he's not being replaced. Iris seems to be housetrained, so that's been pretty cool. She's adapting pretty well to the feeding and bedtime schedule, too. And it took less than a day to figure out how to open the screen door to the back yard to let herself out.