Despite our internet being spotty at best since Friday, (knock on wood that it's easily and quickly resolved), its been a quiet weekend. Our crew meeting Sherlock the newcomer, as hoped was thankfully, uneventful. He's been easily accepted into the group, which is great news, and always a relief.
Some of you mentioned in my last post, that maybe Sherlock's reasons for not responding to us, may be because of his hearing, or possibly because he doesn't understand English. Both are possibilities. Golden Retrievers rescued from the streets and shelters of Istanbul, Turkey earlier this summer were flown to a rescue in Atlanta. The dogs had to be taught English, and their caretakers a few Turkish words. I think you'll agree that we will just have to get to know him better to hopefully figure it out.
What I do know is Sherlock really is a nice boy. He follows us all around the house and the yard, and is interested in whatever we're doing. He is rough around the edges, and needs (re) training on his house-manners -- It's all no doubt from being a stray and outside for an extended period of time. He's also a bit too interested in the cats, so we'll work on curbing his over interest in them. But all in all, I think he's going to be okay.