It was Thursday - Roscoe's new home day and we started the day with visit to Pets at Home. What would we need for our new arrival.
We were not new dog owners but still we made a list! Food, bed, treats, toys (he was coming with collar and lead and his favourite tennis ball) more tennis balls, of course I wanted to buy everything cuddly toys car seatbelt and jacket for the cold, Hubby however was slightly more reserved in spending a whole months wages in 1 trip!
So we left with food, bed, tennis balls, treats and toys.
Then we headed to pick Roscoe up. He said goodbye to his foster mum and dad and we promised to stay in touch via Facebook and they had agreed to continue fostering so we look forward to swapping stories.
We took Roscoe for a walk in the hail and snow with bitter wind blowing a hoolie (as we say in Scotland) and returned to the car. Roscoe jumped in no problem, but he was not so keen when we started moving! Little whimpers and squeals and he tried to get in the front, we stopped and I sat in the back but he was not a happy pup pacing as much as he could and panting I tried to reassure him but only when he was quiet or briefly settled. I can see we will need to work on this but that is ok, as it may be that Roscoe's only experience of a car was his journey North from the pound which started at 8am and finished at 2am the following morning. My guess is in his wee Staffy head a car = stress and change, and once again it was going to be change for him.
The journey home was very short and we arrived home.
Welcome home Roscoe