Friday, March 30, 2012

Pancito has arrived

We drove to Philly on Saturday morning. Our friend Evi volunteered to drive to LaGuardia on Saturday night (a two hour drive for her) to pick up Pancito from his escorts...4 vet students from Cornell. We spent the day checking out the Müdder Museum, visiting Joy's nephew who happened to be in Philly that weekend, and just being excited!

We decided to eat dinner at a Ruby Tuesdays next door to our hotel, and while we were there, we saw a video that the woman that rescued Pancito had made. It was so sweet, and sad. They really love him, and were missing him already. (I understand how hard that can be!) We sat at the table blubbering over our dinner watching it on my phone. You can watch it here.

Sunday morning we got up, and headed off to pick Pancito up. We were WAY early when we got close, so we stopped in Bethlehem PA and walked around a little. (very little, since we never checked the weather report, and packed for 70º days, when in fact it was 40º weather!) We decided to have breakfast at the historic Bethlehem Hotel. Wow. What a place! If you are ever in the area, even if you are not up for a meal, or need a room, take a stroll through this place. It is beautiful.
View of the Brunch Area

So, after breakfast, we made the last 5 minute trip to meet our newest addition. He is pretty adorable. Even though he was in all new surroundings, he was happily running around the yard with Esperanza, the little dog that Evi adopted from Mexico. They played and we talked for about an hour before we headed back home.

Right after we pulled away, he started to whine and cry. I am sure he was upset to leave the company of Espi. They were having a great time, and he didn't know us from Adam. Before we got out of the neighborhood though, he quieted down, and conked out. We stopped a few times on the way home, and he was very good. He is already house trained, and we haven't had any accidents, which is awesome.

We arrived home about 5 PM, and he got to meet Bentley. We know Bentley is very good with other dogs, but we are always nervous when introducing him to a new one, especially since this one was going to be a permanent resident. No need to worry at all. They got along right away. Bentley is always happy for some play time. He keeps Pancito in line, and both of them are worn out!

The first meeting

"Rub my belly!"

Bentley catches a break 

Bishop doesn't mind him

Claiming a sofa spot

Still no kittens...and now I hope we don't get any for a while. I think we have our hands full!