This is a little out of order, but if you read the last post, you gathered that we took Jacques home. Last night we went to his foster mom's house, put our new collar on him, signed a few papers and sat for a few photos, and then took him for a brief walk around the neighborhood where we picked him up.
Jacques has a different concept of what a walk looks like than I do though--his previous owners never taught him to heel, which means that he spent the entire walk at the end of his leash, doing his best to run beyond it. I really do sympathize with his excitement at all the new smells all around, but this is a habit we'll need to break soon, because its not safe for him to be out of control around cars. Eli gave me some good advice with vegetarian treat recipes, and if somebody has tips or experience with teaching a dog to heel, that would be awesome.
Once we finished walking, we stopped got in the car, and Mita did her best to keep him in her lap, but again, he was pretty excited by all the action outside the car, so this was a bit of a battle. This means that travel will have to be in a carrier crate, since it's just not safe for him to be climbing on me or getting into my field of view when we're driving.