|Margo at the shelter|
Once we got Margo home, Peter went into the house to get Lily while I waited on the sidewalk a few houses away with Margo, so that we could introduce Margo and Lily in "neutral territory." Once they had finished sniffing each other's butts and Lily had communicated to Margo that jumping on her face was not considered polite canine behavior, we took the two for a lengthy walk so that they could get used to being around each other through a non-confrontational activity. We then got them back to the house and let them run around the yard together for a bit (supervised, of course). And finally, we let the girls inside and immediately carried Margo upstairs for her desperately needed bath!
|getting acquainted through the all-important butt sniffing|
|Lily and Margo got along great in the yard; it was only in the house, where Lily wanted to relax, that Margo's boisterousness needed to be contained.|
|Black dogs can be difficult to photograph, but they are just as cute as their lighter-colored brethren!|
It feels so good to have been a part of Margo's journey from shelter dog to forever dog. I hope that she and her new parents will have many happy years together!
|Happy Margo playing in our backyard; maybe she knew she was going to find her forever family the very next day!|