Mo has now been with us a year, as you can see he is well settled! The other day for the first time since his arrival I was able to keep walking with all on the leads when a car went past. Usually we have to stop and wait until they pass as Mo wants to chase, catch and destroy! He will even let jeeps and farm machinery go past with just a little lunge after them, small steps and a lot of patience. He and Mac are getting on a lot better and actually play together now - at last. Mac is still not totally convinced Mo is a good addition to the family but he is always slow to accept change.
Mo's coat is finally coming in fully and he looks great when brushed and 'prettied up'. He is two tone at the moment with his long coat on his ears, head and hind quarters a kind of gold-ish and the rest his red/brown colour. As Sinead so rightly said when we collected him - 'he will be a beautiful dog in a year'.
It has been a mixed year of emotions with him, adding such a big dog - even though he is small for a newfie - to an already settled pack was a bit of a gamble. He is happy with his own company and does not need the pack which sometimes made us feel he was not comfortable with them. However we now realise he just likes doing his own thing and if the others want to be with him great and if not it doesn't bother him. I think as he grows out of puppy hood he will settle down even more and with luck (and training) his manners will continue to improve.
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