I still have a few boxes left, but all the major tasks are done. The first thing I did was set up Maisie's crate area in the kitchen, initially to keep her out of the way of the movers.
Curtis also helped me unpack, tackling the kitchen and even organizing an entire cabinet of Maisie's stuff.
Maisie is kind of confused and nervous but has found some good napping spots to help take the edge off. The couch is still one of her favorite places, and I now can check on her from the dining room on the second floor.
can you find the snoozing pup in this picture?
The dog bed remains another preferred sleeping location, of course.
Maisie also enjoys lounging on the (hideously patterned) big angled stair between the first and second floors.
As well as the same location on the staircase up to the third floor (thankfully with less offensive carpeting).
It also doesn't hurt that Maisie has her very own backyard at the new house! While it isn't large enough for her to really run around, she still managed to have a mini-pit fit zoomies session out there yesterday morning. I confess, I have not taken her for a walk on leash since we got here...so I'm loving the yard as well!
But since this is Maisie we're talking about, it's no surprise that not everything has gone smoothly. When the Verizon technician arrived yesterday to set up my services, Maisie lunged at him and had to be put into the crate where she immediately began to cry. I set up a baby gate in the kitchen doorway, thinking that would give her more room to roam and therefore calm her down. No such luck. The installation appointment ended up taking four hours and Maisie was completely freaking out the whole time. She may appear to be smiling in this picture, but in fact she was a panting, drooling, shaking, whining mess of a dog.
We have Maisie's new daycare meet and greet/interview today and I sure hope she makes a better first impression there than she did with the cable guy. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, I am attempting to just go with the flow, per the fortune cookie I received last night with my Chinese food delivery.
Happy holidays, everyone!!!
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