White Dog and Quinn are spending the first of many "normal" days together. Steve is at work; Michael at school. The two Eskies are showing a disinterested interest in each other...nobody is yet to the point of "hanging together," but White Dog checks on Quinn often and comes to me concerned when he has a coughing attack (the vet said not to worry it is a temporary effect of the tube and anesthesia used during his neutering). Quinn is comfortable enough to have found a couple of favorite napping spots. He comes over periodically for reassuring pats and head scratches, which White Dog allows me to give without complaint. For this, she is getting extra encouragement and loving hugs. Adam came and White Dog insisted on being greeted first. After that, she introduced her brother and watched as Adam gave him a head rub. Then both Eskies curled up and listened to the humans catch up.
Today is Michael's 18th Birthday. When he gets home from school, there are presents for him to open. White Dog generously shared her gifts so that Quinn (who doesn't have an allowance yet) would have a fancy bag to put his name on. Inside he will discover White Dog has chosen an collection of books for him to enjoy. Quinn has gifted "manly" smelling shower gels and a scrubbie. Steve and I were practical and gave him boring clothes.
After Michael visits his mom at the hospital this afternoon to celebrate with her, he and Quinn begin dog classes. We will all go so that White Dog can make sure both are comfortable and situated. They will be in Jesse's very capable hands, so White Dog is not worried because she knows Jesse is an excellent trainer (she trained White Dog). I have talked White Dog out of making a list to give her that details what needs to practiced for Quinn and Michael to become the "perfect citizens" she is, because it is, after all, it is only their first day. While they learn, White Dog is looking forward to strolling the aisles at PetSmart, watching the birds, and finding "samples" under the dog food shelves. After, we will have a birthday dinner that we all can share.