Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Our Adventure Continues

I don't really know where to start to tell you what has been going on. The last week and a half or so has been filled with a lot of walking and exploring. It's been wonderful. Glacier seems to be settling in to his new surroundings quite nicely. He has had to wear his Newtrix since we've arrived because he is just so excited to see/smell everything. Roscoe has had a bit of trouble with the transition. I think part of it is because he was attacked a few weeks before we left. He's had to wear a head harness as well to keep him in check. Today we did a bit more work on busy Princes Street and he did much better. We even passed by a dog who belonged to a homeless man and he behaved very well. Mr. K has contacted LDB as some of his behavior has been worrisome, but we are hoping that once we settle in a bit more, Roscoe will become comfortable and go back to being his reliable self.
We are still waiting for  news on the flat application we put in. I have been in contact with the Guide Dog Association and a representative and I will be meeting some time this week. He is going to work with me to learn the area we are in and also to teach me a bit more about the traffic patterns. It's been a bit unnerving to hear cars driving from the opposite direction than I'm used to. So, a little Orientation and Mobility lesson will be beneficial.
Other than that, we've been quite social. We've visited many coffee shops, tasted haggis, went dancing on the last Saturday night of the Fringe Festival  viewed Saint Giles cathedral from the outside and much more. This move was certainly difficult, but it was so worth it. As life settles into a more normal sort of pattern, I'll try to be a bit more descriptive. If you want to see some photos from our adventures thus far-including pictures from our few days in London-go to visit Mr. K's photo blog
here.
Until tomorrow, good night from lovely Scotland. :)

5 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys are in a whole new world. Things will get easier with each passing day.

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Oh I am so glad all is going well! I'll keep y'all in my prayers that things continue to work out well for you both, job, school, flat, Roscoe and Glacier settling.

Y'all have never been far from our thoughts.

BrownDog's Human

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

Oh I am so glad all is going well! I'll keep y'all in my prayers that things continue to work out well for you both, job, school, flat, Roscoe and Glacier settling.

Y'all have never been far from our thoughts.

BrownDog's Human

GirlRural.com said...

Ooh, thanks for the link to the pictures. I'm loving hearing about all of your new adventures since it's been ages since I've gone abroad.

Torie said...

Jess i'm so sorry to hear about Roscos attack. Might be worth Mr K talking to our association too, just in case they might have some tips for him. By the way is his blog all flash? Ie keeps going to the top of the page, and there are only two entries.

I forgot that your traffic was on the other side lol!

Xxx and hope you feel better soon. Xx.