Below is a collection of recollections of when we first met each member of the pack.Meeting Luka
The first time we met Luka was in the airport as he was being offloaded from the plane from Sweden. We were so excited to meet our new addition that went we finally saw him being wheeled towards us I couldn’t help but let out a little squeak.
Understandably, the not-so-little man was more than a bit groggy after the two and a bit hour flight and just wanted to lay down, looking more than a little bit sorry for himself, so after thanking Kique for getting him over for us it was straight to the car for the ride home.
We’d let him stay downstairs for the night on the new bed we’d bought just for him, where’d he’d immediately plopped himself down after a good sniff of the room, squirming onto his back, legs in the air, jowls drooping back on themselves in the most adorable way. It wasn’t until the next morning we got a taste of Luka’s personality; energetic and fairly quirky. We were woken up by the big boy peeking around our bedroom door, despite the fact it’d been closed the night before, but judging by the drool the motivated little so-and-so had some experience in getting where he wanted to be, but it only took for a grumbled “Bed” for him to trot back to his own and plop down, huffing while he waited.
Pulling up the drive way we could see some of the dogs playing up front and a bubbling feeling of excitement filled my stomach. Today we were collecting our second fur-baby; a little bitch we planned to call Clara. We were welcomed by Kique and introduced to the little girl, who was lounging on the porch watching the others play; immediately, her great bushy tail was wagging in slow, wide waves and she was sniffing away at our arms contently and without a hint of any shyness. After sitting and petting her for a while, we loaded her in the car and said our farewells before the long road home.
The entire journey back she didn’t make a peep! Even fell asleep like a lazy girl, but we were just happy she wasn’t stressing out.
Once we were back, she jumped down from the back seat and gave a quick look around garden, spotting a nearby squirrel and immediately pursuing it! Stopping at the base of the tree she stood, tail giving a twitch every now and again, barking at the small furry rodent; she was perfect for predator trials we decided. Though hopefully she wasn’t as head-on with strange dogs.
Inside we introduced Clara to Luka, our existing dog, and got into position to break up any disputes that might arise; but they just gave each other a sniff over, Luka following Clara during her own exploration of the room before. A few minutes passed and they were battling over the prime spot on their bed and we knew they were perfect for one another.