We wanted to give you a 5 month update on Wilbur. He is such a great addition to our family! It has been a hectic couple months with moving into our new house but things are finally settling down. Wilbur is such a laid back soul, he has handled all the changes like a pro. Initially our older girl, Tula, was uncertain about our new addition and so we begun working with a trainer intensively on pairing the two. It was well worth the commitment because now they are fantastic buddies and thoroughly enjoy one another's company. About 70% of their day is spent rough housing, the rest of the day lounging in sunbeams together. He just loves our new yard and enjoys exploring the undergrowth with his sister.
Wil is a quick learner and we have mastered toilet training, come, sit, lie down, hand shake, stay and 'drop it'. Working on heel. We are beginning scent training for him as we wanted a 'job' for him to exercise his natural scenting instincts and ultimately will hope to have some voluntary involvement in search and rescue.
At nearly 40 lbs already we are expecting him to be a very big coonie but all the more of him to love! He is a total snuggler and loves to sprawl out on our laps which is just fine with us. We thank you ever so much for sending us our sweet boy and will keep you updated of his milestones as he grows up. I have attached some of our favorite pictures of him. Enjoy!
Lucy, Patrick, Tula and Wilbur