Emma's first night with us went well...she whined for a few minutes but then went to sleep and we didn't hear a peep out of her. It was so hard to go to work today knowing I would be missing her first day with us, but at least Shelley was home most of the day. As soon as I got home from school, I received a VERY enthusiastic greeting! I took her outside, where she enjoyed exploring each and every inch of the yard.
I had been talking about getting a new puppy at school for the last week, so today I brought pictures and showed them to the kids. I had only been home about an hour when a couple of my students rang my doorbell and asked to see my new puppy. Emma enjoyed playing with the girls and got some of her "puppy energy" out of her system. Tonight I took her for her first lesson on the leash. She obviously hasn't done much of that, but she's a fast learner and is picking it up really quickly.