Hello everyone! The secret is finally out! Boo Radley Freeman joined my family officially on April 6, 2020. I made the decision back in mid-March and I finally got him. He is a 13-week-old French Bulldog with fawn and white coloring. He was terrified at the hand-off, literally shaking after his five-hour drive from East Ohio. Once he was in the carrier next to me and I made some shushing noises, he relaxed and nipped at the toys and zippers until we got home.
I did not know what to expect, but the connection was instant. He is incredibly snuggly, loves to curl up next to me or on my lap. He doesn’t bark (hopefully it stays that way). He is still nervous about being outside, but getting better. I take him out every two hours to explore for up to 30 – 35 minutes. I’m working on potty training, but so far he only feels comfortable going indoors. Luckily for me, he only uses the pee pad and signals when he needs to go by rustling around. Because he is nervous outdoors he will sit between my feet if I stop walking and I have to be careful not to step on him! The city is a big change for him with the trains, foot traffic, other, bigger dogs. I know he’ll grow confident eventually!
Our first night was relatively sleepless. He had to potty twice and once needed some comforting, but he spent a good deal of time in his crate sleeping, and some in his playpen bed. He did a great job; I’m very proud of him. I’m so happy that he has already let me rub his belly and he has the angelic new puppy smell. I just love him so and am looking forward to sharing many more adventures!
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