Well, after a thorough exam from Ava and Bryn, it has been determined that Akela is a keeper. We got to pick her up on Friday and bring her over to the house. We’re still waiting for a visitor to drop by and do a house visit (our particular humane society does that,) but the girls love her. It’s definitely going to be a change, but it should be fun. She’s only 2, so she’s still got a little bit of the ‘jumpy’ puppy in her, but even when she knocks the girls down, they cry for a second and get right up and want to play with her again.
They actually followed her everywhere she went on the first day we got her home. I think she was about ready for some peace by the time they went to bed.
She got a few hours alone in the backyard yesterday and the neighbors said she was fine when I talked with them (that was their chance to complain about barking.) I’ve already gotten a few offers from neighborhood kids about walking or dogsitting so I guess that won’t be a problem if it’s ever needed.
All in all, a good time had by all. WIth all the walking she’s going to get us all in shape before it’s over with.