Thursday, 22 December 2016

Settling in nicely

We are now a puppy owning household.....it's just like having a new baby in the house (not that I've ever had one actually, but I assume it is!).  Betty does a lot of sleeping, and when she's awake she wants our attention constantly.  Bless her, we are besotted.

The journey home yesterday was fairly uneventful, she slept most of the way but was a little bit sick a couple of times....luckily it was obvious when she was about to do it and I was well prepared.  When we got in she went straight in the bed in her cage under the stairs, which we were happy about - shows she regards it as a safe comfy place.  She soon came out and starting exploring though.  She's quickly got used to being taken in the garden for toileting and has only had a couple of accidents indoors - both times as a result of us not being quick enough to get her out.

Last night we settled her down in her cage in the playpen under the stairs before going to bed, leaving a radio on quietly and a lamp on in the lounge.  She did cry a few times, which we initially ignored as it was only for 3 or 4 minutes at a time.  However, around 3 am she began making more noise, so I got up, went down and took her outside for a quick wee, then put her back in her bed.  I dozed in the recliner armchair in the lounge, leaving her in her bed - she was fine after that, she seemed reassured by knowing I was nearby.

OH has been out this morning (to collect the food shopping, it had to be click and collect when I ordered it last week as there were no delivery slots available at all for this week!), he also called into the pet shop and bought a calming spray, it's essential oils to spray on her bedding, hopefully it may help her feel less anxious and settle easier.

She's bonded very well with us, especially with OH, he's even more besotted with her than I am (although won't admit it!), he's sitting on the floor with Betty asleep on his legs.  Photos:-




The last one's a bit blurry, sorry. 




10 comments:

  1. Oh cute overload, Sol still sleeps like that between Martins legs and Kara used to, enjoy they grow up so fast :-)

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  2. It will be interesting to see how the first few nights go, please keep posting. Have a lovely doggy Christmas!

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  3. I am grinning ear to ear. So happy for you guys. The cutest in the world photos.
    A tip on house training...as soon as she wakes up from any sleeping and as soon as she gets done eating , right before bedtime. Hope that helps.

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  4. Looks like bliss has descended. I look forward to watching her grow up.

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  5. What a darling little puppy. I'm glad I've found my way (somehow) to your blog :D

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  6. Lots of ooooing and aaaaahing going on here. She is just so flippin' cute.
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas with your new baby-x-

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  7. I am head over heels for her! She is adorable! Congratulations x

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  8. Unbelievably beautiful, enjoy the newest addition to the household.

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  9. What a sweetheart, Welcome Betty, Merry Christmas to you all.
    Marlene xx

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  10. oh what a sweetie. shes gorgeous.

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