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Do I have a new dog?

I have a new dog.  Or, I think I have.  Foster-dog Tommy thought Brythen (new name) is awesome, and that the exercise pen at the kennels where there were rope toys were the BEST THING EVER.   I really hope he has not overdone it on his bad leg but I did want them to meet offlead before I shoved them all in the car together.  I wasn't expecting Tommy and Brythen to start playing, given the size difference, and the fact that Tommy has not previously shown any interest in playing with other dogs! 
Az, on the other hand,  was terrified by 
1) the drive (big road)
2) Tommy squeaking because we made him sit in the boot
3) the kennels (things that go clang)
4) the fences around the exercise pen, which rattled and were Too Tall. 
5) the presence of Strange People (two GRWE people and a kennels person, which in Az terms is a crowd). 

Unsurprisingly, the intros didn't go fantastically, but given the circumstances I didn't really expect it to be love at first sight. 
Bryth has been a total star: politely greeted the cats, had a nice play with Tommy, immediately backed off when Az yelled at him: he's such a nice dog. (He was sick in the car on the way home, but I think I can forgive him for that, he had had quite a busy afternoon). 
Az however is having a HUGE throw your teddy out of the pram Grumpy Old Man sulk.   He has told poor Bryth off four times now (Bryth backed off and cowered, poor big lad).    I really hope Az is going to come round to him!   He's always a bit like this with new fosters, so I have everything crossed that he will be OK once he has had time to settle.  Am really wondering if I've done the right thing - but the state Az got into just driving down the A30 to the kennels really demonstrated that he desperately needs a more confident dog he can rely on, he was never like this with Mollydog about.

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