He is home!
It's been an adrenaline filled afternoon and evening as we've gotten our yet-to-be named pug back to the house. Thanks to everyone who has suggested names. (There is a front runner, but we're going to wait till we decide on it for sure before revealing.)
a)in Nate's car seat and
b)in my lap.
He looked at all the fall colors whizzing by and was calm, except for the few moments where he seemed to realize what was going on and then licked my face.
Since getting home, he's been checking out the lay of the land. It's been so fun watching him realize that he has the run of a whole house and backyard. Something he sure deserves.
Right now he's curled up beside my chair, cooling off on our hardwoods and watching DirectTV. Yeah, not too shabby. He and Lola seem to be getting along well so far, although she's currently perched atop her velvet sofa looking a little skeptical. In time.
Much more to come. In the meantime, a video from the handoff at the shelter, when we realized that pug is quite the ham for the camera. Yeah, that will come in handy in this family ...
Dad already created a collage from our first few hours -- check it out below. Pugarazzi.