One of his brothers has a particular fascination with dogs and birthdays. He has a sort of love-hate relationship with dogs, truth be told. On one hand, he asks us about ours constantly when we go down to visit and don't take the dogs with us, wanting to know where they are and what they're doing there. A few days after we brought Morgan home, we took her down to visit the family. They were all very excited to meet Morgan because they all know how Mr. Taleteller has longed for a German Shepherd of his own. She was a little nervous on first meeting, and my husband kept her on a leash so that everyone could get used to her.
Mr. Taleteller tries to do some special things with each of his siblings while they're off school on summer break. He takes Number Eight and Number Nine on bike rides with him, but Number Seven is deaf and visually impaired, so biking is not an issue for him because his balance is affected. So, Mr. Taleteller invited him to go on a hike with him and Morgan. During the walk, Number Seven was fine with Morgan and seemed to do just fine. When they returned to our house, he was back to being afraid of her, but she was persistant in getting him to acknowledge her. Once in the van, he was fine with her again.
We weren't really sure what he thought of Morgan. However, we got a better idea of how he felt about her the other day when Mr. Taleteller dropped by their house. He was presented with a present from Number Seven. I think Morgan won him over.