Finally! Brody is home safe and secure...
He slept most of the 4.5-hour drive home. Already, he's a great traveling dog.
He didn't get car sick and seemed to enjoy sleeping most of the way. One of the things we've already learned is that he's a snuggler for sure. He so loves to snuggle your neck and lick my beard. LOL
He slept most of his first night in the crate, only up two times to go outside and winkey. He naturally wants to do his business outside, so we're already off to a great start with house training, and the bell has been tired to the door and used by us for now, but he'll catch on soon enough.
The rescue service provided us with a bag of food, which he eats, but not nearly as much as recommended, i.e. 1 cup per feeding 3 times per day. He eats about half that and then grazes afterward when he gets hungry.
I have to tip my hat to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies.
GRRR. They get 5 stars in my book. They have the adoption process tightly buttoned up from beginning to end. All nine puppies have gone to their new homes, including the retired mother, Amber, who also went to her forever home over the weekend. Before departing GRRR, we were given a bag full of goodies that included a collar, leash, blanket, several fun toys and a bag of food with ample reading materials to help us once again become acclimated to puppy life. Our adoption coordinator, Roberta Miller is a rock star. She was easy to get in touch with and returned our calls promptly if not immediately available. The adoption process was a bit challenging, but in hindsight, it should be when considering just how special a Golden Retriever is. A Golden deserves as much from anyone involved in the homing process. In fact, all dogs deserve as much...
So, our journey begins. Welcome home, Brody!