Well Saturday we finally collected ‘Lucky’ our 11wk old Lakeland Terrier. This entailed a long trip to Cheshire and back and she handled the trip magnificently sleeping for most of the 5hr journey home.
She’s spent the weekend settling in to life in her new home and is huge fun. Lakeland’s are a breed that is growing rarer by the day so whilst it took us a very long time to find her we are delighted to finally have her home. They look very much like a small version of an Airedale with powerful back legs, beared face and thick wiry coat. Typical Terrier traits, intelligent, inquisitive, playful and importantly for us, ideal for people who are allergic to pet hair as she does not moult. As both Charlie and I suffer from this it was a driving factor in choosing a Lakeland.
‘Lucky’ has a black and tan coat with a mix of wheaten. She’s proving quite a character and has settled in very quickly. The first two nights we had her sleeping in a crate in our bedroom to ease her into her new home but last night we left her crate in the lounge. We left her and went to bed without issue but as expected she cried about 1.30am for 20 mins. Although we were both awake and feeling very guilty she went back to sleep and there were no more issues which was a huge relief.
Toilet training is going well and she is choosing to use the newspaper laid out more often, next step will be to move the training outside.
She has a delightful character, is inquisitive without being naughty and has already become a part of the family. She’s been out to the Pet Store and met Charlie’s friends at her school as part of her socialisation and this afternoon she goes to the vet’s for an initial checkup. We hope to take her with us to France next year on holiday so need to start the Pet Passport checks etc ASAP.
I’ve posted some pics to the Gallery already but there are some more here. At the moment when she is awake she is rarely still enough to photograph so most of them are of her sleeping! Will try to get some decent photos of her awake this week. I’ve dug out the DSLR so that I have more to work with!