At long last we are moved into our first house! It's not finished, we still have painting left to do and work on the back yard but we had enough done to move in so we spent our first night there last night.
Finnigan hadn't been there yet and while we were packing up our things from my father-in-law's house where we had been staying a little over a month, you could tell he knew something was up. I drove him to the house and before we went inside I took him for a walk. There's a park close by so we walked and walked to try to burn off some of that energy but with all the rabbits darting through the park, he wasn't about to calm down.
We finally went back to the house and I walked him in on the leash and did a walk through with him then let him off. He went all around the house several time (except the areas we blocked off where we're still working) then came to lay at my feet. The rest of the night he was my shadow and even at bed time he laid right next to my side of the bed. Poor guy, I;m sure it'll take him a while to settle in.
The biggest difference is the hard wood floors. He's used to carpeting and so are we for that matter. His little toe nails are so loud as he trots around the house! I just hope he doesn't start running and sliding across the floor. We'll have to get some area rugs more beds too so he's not laying on the hard floor all the time. With his hip problems I don't think that would be good for him.
After the painting is done we'll get the back yard set up. It needs new rocks and we'll add some grass and make sure there are no poisonous plants in the yard. The house already had a doggy door which is great, now he just needs to learn to use it.
It's an exciting move and I'm sure we'll all adjust and he'll love his new home. Maybe now he could even have a little sister. :)