Stella goes homePosted: April 24, 2009
Yesterday Stella went to her new home. It was delightful meeting Nancy! This won’t be the last time. We made plans to visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in the future. Nancy lives at the base of the Snowy Range Mountains in Wyoming. She’s an avid quilter, works in a quilt store and teaches quilt classes. Her sister is an art quilt judge. Stella will be joining Murphy, another Lhasa Apso, and Katy, a smooth-haired miniature dachshund. Nancy prepares home-made food for Murphy due to allergies. She prefers red wine. Doesn’t she sound like ‘one of us’?!
I liked the way Nancy let Stella’s natural curiosity lead their introduction. Stella was in a pen when Nancy arrived at the shop. I took Stella out of the pen, handed her to Nancy and they cuddled a bit. Shortly after we headed across the street to One World Cafe for lunch. Back at the shop, Stella roamed free while we continued to talk, talk, talk. I could tell Nancy was aware of what Stella was doing, but allowed her to explore. Stella loved the broom! When Stella showed interest in Nancy, Nancy would make playful overtures. Nancy responded to Stella interest; she didn’t ‘push’ herself on Stella. After some time passed…perhaps an hour or so…Stella seemed very comfortable with Nancy…almost flirting with her. I don’t know if Nancy was intentionally waiting for Stella to exhibit this level of comfort or if it’s just the way things worked out. It sure seemed like a nice transition from my hands to hers.
decide. As we talked, rather than overwhelming the puppy, she allowed Stella’s curiosity