Sunday, December 26, 2010

Levi is home

Curly-coated Levi

We brought Levi home today, and all the dogs are adjusting at various rates. Levi and Oliver had a great time playing chase in the yard, but when we came inside, Ollie became territorial about a certain toy. Kadi has snarled at Levi twice, head-butted him once, and seems to need my reassurance that she's still my second-in-command. Butch permitted the requisite sniffing exercises without any apparent stress, but has since growled (not snarled, just a  low warning growl) at Levi a couple of times. Butch has done that with every new dog he's ever met, so I'm not concerned at this point. Lucy checked Levi out once, then seemed to decide that the best course of action is to pretend he doesn't exist.

As for Levi, he is trying very hard to fit in and simultaneously trying not to offend anybody as he samples the available food and water supplies and explores every nook and cranny of the yard and the house. His manners are excellent; I'll be happy when the other dogs show him the same kind of respect he is showing them. I know he'll have to earn their respect, but if he keeps doing what he's doing now, I believe he'll earn it in a short amount of time. He's already won the hearts of us humans.

Right this minute they're napping. All five of them at the same time. Life is grand!


  1. Oh, he's so cute! We need a five dog nap pic though! So excited for you!!

  2. Ditto on the pic! Hope everyone gets along eventually!

  3. Oh wow! Adorable. I'm proud of Butch for his behavior. And I'm excited for you!!!

  4. He's so cute! He is very like my stepson's dog, which is a labradoodle. He has such a good temperament...I'm excited for you and Levi!

  5. Oh he's so cute, he looks like he'll be fun to cuddle with. Have a good time with him.


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