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April 29, 2014

Having a Ball in our New Apartment

Most days I just act like a knucklehead, but yesterday I think my acting was Oscar worthy. Moving is no fun, so I plastered a fake smile on my face and used my best “happy voice” as I loaded Eko into the car for his first visit to our new digs. Dogs
Most days I just act like a knucklehead, but yesterday I think my acting was Oscar worthy. Moving is no fun, so I plastered a fake smile on my face and used my best “happy voice” as I loaded Eko into the car for his first visit to our new digs. Dogs are master mood readers and I wanted Eko to have a positive association with the new place. Ever the eager explorer Eko bounded up the stairs right to our door. I had already made a trip over earlier in the day so I think he followed the familiar scent. Not surprisingly, Eko’s first order of business was to visit what I suspect will become his new favorite spot.

Lots of windows means lots of sunbathing and people watching

Eko then took a trotting tour of the place and gave it a good sniff. While I unpacked, I gave Eko an old soccer ball to entertain himself with.

Eko bowed at his opponent and then the game was on

Eko pounced and romped and had a blast kicking the ball around

In no time at all the little troublemaker seemed right at homeAs I unloaded the car, Eko got his first few practice runs at being “alone” in the new place. Hopefully these smaller trips will help build up his comfort 

Eko also enjoyed exploring the fenced in back patio. It’s no backyard, but I think it will be a nice place to hang out on nicer days. It will also be a perfect place to work on training exercises with Eko’s little sister

I started the day with a fake smile, but Eko’s exuberance and excitement helped make that smile real. Scrubbing floors and lugging boxes is never fun, but I couldn’t help but smile when each trip to the top of the stairs was greeted with a wagging tail and a big dog-kiss.

I brought Eko to the new apartment to make him comfortable, but the more I think about it I think I brought him to make me comfortable too!

Comments for Having a Ball in our New Apartment

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    Yay! Great pictures of Eko AND the new place.

  2. Awwwww, this brought tears to my eyes. Eko looks right at home!!!!! As long as you have Eko, YOU will be too! ((((hugs)))) to all!

  3. Kuruk says:

    A pawesome patio and pad to wrestle-wrestle with your new sisfur like I do with mine! Woooowoooooooooo!

  4. mollieandalfie says:

    Love your new apartment, it will soon feel like home when all your bits are around. Now put that big smile on your face and get scrubbing, we are all right beside you..Watching of course Bawahwhahahahhahwa Hugs to all xxxxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. *hugs for you guys* The new place looks awesome! That patio will be great for puppy training, and I’m sure Eko will continue to warm up to the new place. It’ll be home before you know it.

  6. I like your new place. Hope it will be a home for you soon. I’m a fan of patios, they scream for bbq :o)

  7. Victoria says:

    Glad Eko made your move easier – no matter how long you know your dog they still can surprise you in the most wonderful ways!

  8. How great is this?! Just what I had hoped for and no doubt you and Emily had as well – a happy Eko in a new apartment where you’re all “starting anew” together. Looks to me like he was more than happy to go through a change as long as he had YOU (and that worn out soccer ball!) along for the ride.


  9. Glad Eko loves the new place as much as you. Moving is so stressful but whee think us pets make it easier by making you smile!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  10. Smart move to bring your little buddy over. That’s what changed it from your new house to your new home. I LOVE the little patio. Great training ring.

  11. scarlybobs says:

    Awesome, Eko has given the new place his seal of approval 😀

  12. Love those big windows! Really smile inducing post to know Eko has had his first happy experience in his new home and so has his dad!

  13. Emmadog says:

    Looks like a pretty cool place! Have the people below asked about your kids after Eko romped on the wood floor with the ball? I’m sure you all will enjoy the new place.

  14. Hey! Congrats on the new place dudes! Looks fantastic!

  15. ThatJenK says:

    The new digs look awesome! I completely agree that the pets can make anywhere feel like home immediately.

  16. Looks like a great new home

  17. Elyse says:

    Lovely place. And I can’t wait for the new adventures!

  18. So let us get this straight. Eko PLAYED with the soccer ball…it’s still in one piece?
    Wally & Sammy

  19. Mags Corner says:

    Your new place looks nice and those windows are super, bet Eko is going to love the view from there. Hope you are all moved in and settled very soon. Hugs and nose kisses

  20. The new place looks great and I think you guys will be very happy there. And Eko has totally picked the perfect spot at the window. What a clever pup. I like his style 🙂

  21. OhMelvin says:

    Love that window/view! And it’s even better looking up and seeing Eko there, waiting for you! Place looks awesome, it will be home in no time!

  22. Looks like a nice place. Nice big window for people watching and nice open floor plan. Congrats! Great pics of Eko!

  23. Looks like a wonderful pad!

  24. Looks great! I’m sure Eko (and sister) will take full advantage of the outdoor space come Summer!

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