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28 September 2011

Dog shaped news

Just a quick post today as, although I have a little bit of exciting news, the last few days have mainly been spent catching up with friends, baking for a charity cake sale and furiously internet shopping for dog beds, crates and toys! In case you didn't pick up on that little clue, my news is that we are getting a dog on Sunday! It is something that Tom and I have been thinking about for a while as we have both had dogs in the past, and living in the Forest and both of us working different shifts (so there is almost always someone in the house), we think we'd be able to give a little doggy a pretty awesome home!

After a lot of research, we settled on a schnoodle (a schnauzer, poodle cross).  After a lot more research we chose a breeder, and on Sunday we get to pick up this little bundle of joy!  To say that Tom and I are excited would be an understatement - we can't wait to bring him home and give him lots of cuddles! (These are the photos the breeder sent us).



I have bought a puppy training book and been downloading lots of Dog Whisperer episodes to get us started but it is all a bit new for us so if anyone has any tips please do let me know in the comments! (Or tweet me!) I think you can probably expect a lot of puppy pictures on Sunday/Monday so if you are not a dog lover you might want to look away then!

A few more snaps from the last few days...

Enjoying the sunshine with a glass of wine with a friend on the roof terrace at Revolution bar yesterday

Also Revolution bar - half price Mondays meant a friend and I ordered a lot of food!

Cooked 'mud pie' cupcakes for the Macmillan cake sale at work - they were so yum! (Yes I bought one back!)


A little package going off to my favourite Scottish person

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  1. Most puppies whine at night so leave an alarm clock in their bed, it reminds them of their mothers heartbeat and maybe give them an old teddy of yours. It helps comfort them and makes a world of difference. Ive had pups, theyre hard work but when they fall asleep on you or play with you it makes it all so worth it :) xxx

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  2. Oh how exciting! My puppy is now 1 years old and I've got to say it's a lot of hard work but very rewarding as well!

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  3. I could give a little advice but I guess all dogs are different, I have a Labrador Pup who is nearly 1 years old so a lot different and a lot bigger than your little pup but like Jess said they do whine at night and it will be heartbreaking at first but don't give in because it didn't take long for my pup Holly to get settled and she eventually stopped whining. My neighbour across the road has a lab pup about the same ages as mine and she lets him sleep in her bed and in my opinion he's a little shit for it, really spoilt and naughty, so routine is key me thinks! girl dogs are generally better behaved than boy dogs so good luck :P

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  4. You must be so excited about getting a puppy - he looks adorable! I miss my dog so much now I've moved out and I can't wait to get one when its practical!

    Mudpie Cupcakes look yummy - can you share the recipe?
    xx

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  5. He is soooo cute!!
    Gorgeous looking cupcakes! Yum! x

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  6. Aaaaaaaaghhhhhh! Rosie!! They are GORGEOUS!! xxxx Right, I've calmed down now:)
    A good book is "The Perfect Puppy" by Gwen Bailey. (about £7 on Amazon) The biggest problem we had with Flossie was leaving her at night ( she sleeps downstairs) If they cry you must NOT go to them. It's heart breaking but you'll make a rod for your own back if you give in. Also we used crate training. People often think this is cruel. It isn't. We only ever use it for the first year. Read up on it if you can it works. So So excited for you and Tom! Hooray! xxxx :D

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  7. How exciting to be getting a new family member, all that love and joy, those cup cakes look so good.

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  8. Those puppies are absolutely adorable! When I got both of my puppies that cried on the first few nights, so we slept downstairs so that they could nuzzle under our hands but then we gave them some old clothing to sleep on and it definitely worked with the crying! Also those cupcakes look delicious!

    Steph x

    http://stephie-in-wonderland.blogspot.com

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  9. Im so excited for you! he/she is absolutely beautiful! I bet you cant wait to give it lots of cuddles!

    Its really made me want another one now (ive got a 4yr old toy poodle called Fozzy (pics on my blog if u wanted a little look :) )

    I second the comment Jess left about the alarm clock - it works!

    Good luck and cant wait for some more pics!!

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  10. thats so rad!! i got a chihuahua 2 months ago. shes insane and impossible to potty train. but she is precious so whatevs!! im stoked to see more pics of her

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  11. The cupcakes look fantastic! I am completely jealous of the puppy. My boyfriend and I keep looking into them, but we just don't have the time to potty train one at the moment, and it would be completely unfair to leave it alone all the time.

    However, I have trained a puppy before. If you are able to have it sleep in bed with you, it is far less whiny. I had a chihuahua-pug mix, and he was the sweetest little bedmate.

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  12. ^ I'm going to have to say (no offence to Kat) but don't listen to that 'have it sleep in bed with you' comment, it will ruin a certain part of your relationship! they start to think they rule the house if you let them have their own way, I recommend watching a few 'It's Me or The Dog' episodes with that British dog trainer in it. The whining WILL stop, only takes a week, 2 weeks max.

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  13. Aw he's so cute. I'm glad I saw this post as I'm getting a puppy in January and am completely new to dog owning . Good luck! X

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  14. Awww hes beautiful! I have a cat not a dog so their not the same but he is tooo cute!

    Zena
    www.zenakhan.blogspot.co.uk
    xz

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  15. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! so cute! I can't wait for more news! X

    www.mademoiselle-lala.com

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  16. PUPPPPPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
    I can't wait to see pictures, and hear what you're going to call it :)!! xx

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  17. beautiful photography! Also live in dorset :) x

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  18. Awww wow so cute!! I am a new puppy mummy too (well mine are 15 months, and 9 months now) it was a big learning curve but I wouldn't be without them! Any questions at all feel free to tweet me (@Nicsnotebook) xx

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  19. Aww!
    So cute!

    All our puppies have had rice pudding around the 8/9 week mark as its rich enough, almost matching their own mothers milk. Then mixing it with regular wet puppy food thereafter until they can eat regular puppy food altogether!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  20. I'm so excited for you! I remember my little puppy arriving a few years ago & just being sooo adorable. :D

    She's nearly 2 years old now & still as gorgeous as ever. (She's a dachshund - sausage dog) Hehe. :) xx

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  21. Looking forward to meeting him on Monday, Rosie!
    xx

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  22. the cupcakes look great and delicious :)

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  23. I can not explain how awesome these dogs look, I spent ages googling after you said on twitter! I want one so bad!! And I can not wait for your post full of pictures!!! I'm also going to demand your bring him into southampton once he's old enough so I can meet him :P

    L x

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  24. I'm 99% sure that Monty was that cute once upon a time. Oh how things change! Top tip would be:however heartbreaking, be firm. They soon learn who will give in to them or who won't growl back.

    P.S. a comment that's sub 500 words!

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  25. I think everyone should read this before buying a pet :(

    http://choconaut.tumblr.com/post/10901255045/wolf189-i-am-sorry-to-share-this-very-sad-image

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