The big move

Hello there!

Abby and I have finally gotten settled in our new home on the east coast.  We decided to drive instead of fly which was much easier on Abby.  I was worried because she had only been in a car once before.  She did terrific. She slept the whole way.  She only woke up when we stopped for a break.

However, Abby did not adjust quickly to the house.  She really misses her buddies (especially Bridget).  Moving from the big city to a small town is a big adjustment for Abby.  There is no noise, no elevator, no Bridget, and the neighbourhood is really quiet compared to Toronto. When she looks out the window, there are no delivery trucks, no lawn maintenance guys, no apartments…just some crows.  Oh, and a pheasant that jumped out of a the shrubery at us.  The neighbours are probably still laughing at how high Abby and I jumped.

Abby is now completely comfortable.  She loves her new park but misses her buds.  My uncle brought his dog Susie over but that just turned to an unfortunate incident. Abby and Susie have strong territorial personalities. Further introductions will take place on neutral territory.

So for now, we are getting settled and checking out new walking trails and slowly meeting new friends.

Just hanging out
Just hanging out

3 thoughts on “The big move

  1. For picky eater: For my last two scotties, I followed a vet’s program, found in a book he had written. He boiled a whole free range chicken once a week. Skined and deboned it after cooling. Added one cup of brown rice, sliced carrot or green beans, or even broccoli after the rice was cooked and then mixed back the shredded chicken. at each serving. I kept the chicken in a zip lock bag and the rice and veggies in a covered container in fridge. Sometimes, I’d warn it, if is was cold weather. Both my wheaten scotties loved it, warm or cold. When they smell the chicken cooking, they could hardly wait. The lived to be 12 and 14 yrs old and I believe that diet helped. I now havw a year old wheaten, puppy. She seems to like First Mate brand, dry chicken and blueberries and either a little add chicken, yoghurt or crumbled slice of refrigerated food you find at most grocery or pet suppy stores. It come in a log form and is mixed meat and veggies.

  2. Speaking of big moves……my year old Scottie, Sophie, is getting ready to move from the UK to the USA! She has all her vaccinations and just got spayed two weeks ago. She will fly out the 3rd of August and til then will stay at a Kennel that is certified to ship pets. Sophie is not a registered Scottie because her Grandmother had two litters in one year and her mother was from the second litter. My Vet says she is an excellent example of her breed. She is confident, “sensible” (she sits quietly for injections and exams and doesn’t cry or shy away), and loving. When we lost our beloved Scottie, Scruffy (Bonnie Black Bear Laddie McScruff was his name on his papers) on 18 June 2014, I was devastated. He was so loving and wonderful that I had to have another Scottie. In looking for Scotties we found a litter that had been born on the very day Scruffy died and I felt it was meant to be. I went to see Sophie from three weeks of age up until the eight weeks when they let me take her home. She has been a “pickle” at times but a joyful and happy addition to our family. Since there are only three of us in this pack (Sophie, my husband and me) Sophie gets plenty of attention and love. She is beautiful and becoming more civilized every week! I am concerned about her flying back to the States in August….especially since she will be flying into Dallas/Ft. Worth and it is very, very hot.

  3. Enjoying reading about your beloved Scotties.I lost my Scottie in August. She lived to 13,missing her and grieving. She was my best buddy.On the look out for another.

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