Olga and Polly will have their first opportunity to show their puppy charms this Saturday. Hopefully they will find their forever families.
Since I’ve had them separated, they have been much easier to deal with. Obviously two happy puppies are less overwhelming than four. I let them visit each other for a short time and noticed something that was evident when we first found them (but less so than when they were all together): Murphy and Polly connect with each other and Olga and Emiliano do the same. Their personalities match up that way, too.
Polly and Murphy were the drainpipe pups. They are the most wary. Polly is still a very complex girl. I took her out on the leash for a bit yesterday and while she scampered around a little, she ended up just sitting in the grass, looking around and smelling. I tried to tug her by the leash, but she wouldn’t budge. Murphy is the opposite of Polly, but that’s why they stick together, I think. Murphy wears his emotions on the outside. He’s definitely the baby.
Olga and Emiliano are comparatively calm. Olga is completely alpha dog. She’s not afraid and runs with abandon. She is extremely clever and has had that self-awareness in her eyes for a while now. Emiliano is more reserved, but is also the biggest. He’s a little shy and sometimes afraid, but he is a gentle, old soul. He looks absolutely regal with the white blaze on his chest.
I’ll miss them, of course. I know that they will be loving members of their new families.