We had two firsts today..... One: my younger daughter brought her new dog for a visit. This dog is one she marries along with her new husband and his two boys, (come August) and she is trying to acclimate Molly to our house. We may be keeping Molly occasionally, when they are out of town. But Molly will take a lot of acclimating and she's already on Prozac and wearing a "thunder shirt."
She is three years old, but there are a lot of things she has never experienced, such as other dogs (up close and personal) and walking on a leash. She has been used to a fenced back yard, but was not taken on walks, and she seldom saw people other than her immediate family. This is proving to be a problem.
I told my daughter to bring her into our fenced back yard first - and I had an ulterior motive - Molly tends to pee and more when she is nervous (and boy was she ever nervous!!) It was a very good decision on my part....lol
I had a pan of water ready for her, but she wasn't having any of it. Eventually, we let her in the house and after running a route all though the house, upstairs and down and then doing it all again and again, she calmed down enough to lie on the couch with me and be petted. After a total stay of about 90 minutes, she seemed relatively happy to be there, although she didn't want to let my daughter out of her sight. I am hoping that after 4-5 more visits, she will be calm enough with us to stay a few days. If you dog owners have any tips for us, fire away!
Two: A new restaurant opened near us, in the former cafeteria we loved so much (it was cheap, had decent food and was close to home.) This one is called Hibachi Buffet, and mr. kenju thought it was Japanese and was expecting the same foods we are used to at Kanki. We went there for dinner and it is no such thing. It is typical Chinese buffet fare all the way, except for the sushi/sashimi bar. We left with full stomachs, but less than satisfied taste buds. When I asked mr. kenju if he wanted his fortune cookie, he said "No, I already know what it says." I asked him what - and he answered...."We won't be here in six months."