Marlee, Oh I'm so happy for you and Ken. Congratulations!!! Your new "baby" girl sounds adorable. I wish you the best of luck w/ her. I did the same trick w/ a sock that Sherrine mentioned w/ my Scottie. He was so small and the sock looked so big in his mouth, as he insisted on carrying it around w/ him. It was so funny to see, but yet it just touched my heart, it was something of mine that made him feel secure and loved. He wouldn't let anyone else have it, just me. Can't wait to hear all the new things she will get into. lol
I had to take my Trevor to the vet today, actually DH and I did. He had his check up, and renewal of eye meds. He has Sicca, I believe that is the spelling. He doesn't produce tears and it has caused infections before, so he has to be checked often. He also has a heart murmur that we need to keep tabs on. This visit is the 1st time we were in the room we had when we put down our collie last year. It was upsetting, but at least at the end of this visit it was 3 of us leaving, not 2. You were good parents to Brandy, let that guide you on your vet visit, you are wonderful parents to Krissy/Chrissy already. Now enough reading, go back to cuddling and kissing that puppy. You both need the snuggle time.
God bless. Alice.
I know I already congratulated you...but gonna say it again!!! Love her name too..Krissy is cute.
BTW?? What Sherrine said about the socks? I did that with the twins when I was doing middle of the night feedings..I would put my blouse or T-shirt I had worn that day in with the baby that had to wait till his brother was fed...and by golly it worked!!! I did that for a long time. So..yep...wear those socks...etc etc
Enjoy your puppy love
Congratulations Marlee! You are going to have many, many years of joy with K/Ch rissy!! I am a dog lover, kinda dog nuts, I guess. We had a Bichon, Herbie. He was with us for 16 loving years. Bichons, as you said, are bred to be with people. They do NOT like to be alone. I'm a mush...never had much luck with crate training Herbie. He just always wanted to be next to me, had to be touching me somehow, whether it was at my feet while I worked at my desk, or in bed, curled up next to me, or on my lap while watching TV. He had the greatest personality. He's been gone about two years now and I still miss him. I do have three dogs, all big guys. Herbie was our only little guy. Was he ever a ball of energy! I understand what you are saying about exercise! Even though they are little guys, they are really quite strong and he loved his walks. When he was young, we'd do three miles a day and he kept up with us. He was such a little trooper. At the time, I had two Golden Retrievers and I always said I think he thought he was a Golden...he had that "Golden" walk...just hilarious!
Enjoy every second with him! Oh, one more thing...they can be quite head strong, about potty training, so hold your ground!! Well, it wasn't that Herbie wasn't potty trained...he just didn't like it when I left the house and if I was gone for more than two hours, he'd pee on my shoes!! I know, what a stinker, but I adored him!!
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Wow - she sounds really nice. I'm glad you have her and glad that she has you.
Yay Marlee!!!! I am so happy for you!! Puppies are amazing....animals in general are I think. as soon as we get settled into the new house...and out of this apartment, a puppy is on the list.
Dogs are proven to be good for your health! they give you a reason to get up everyday, lower your blood pressure...not to mention just plain making you smile! congrats!!!
So happy for you and Ken!
I almost missed this thinking it was REAL exercise equipment and thought I can't afford to buy any equipment right now so I almost didn't read it. It's your new puppy!! Ha-Ha! She sounds adorable!
Last Friday I went to my oldest sons to watch the GD's for awhile and when I got there they were both napping, so I took the granddog for a walk. I know how far to go without over doing it in their neighborhood. Well I thought I will just go a little farther- oh, that did not work out. Ooochie-Ouchie. Leg cramps, leg cramps. I finally cut through one of the neighbors yards and ended the longer walk. I get exercise and more pain when I'm around him and he is full grown. Throwing his ball, the walks, getting on the floor with him to play etc., etc., So yes, they "are" the best exercise equipment.
I have to tell you this real quick- so FUNNY! When we were on our walk that day there was a house that had their front porch all decorated for Halloween. They had a lifesize wooden "Dracula" sitting on a bench. Granddog started doing his "I mean business" growl and the hair on his back went straight up- I thought what is he so upset about, I couldn't see anything in our path. Here it was Dracula he was growling at and he did NOT like him!! I started just laughing out loud in the middle of the sidewalk. (He did not think I was funny). Then when we got by the house he turned around and did one last mean growl. What a character he is! I told my son that they have to walk him by this house just to see his reaction. (Mind you he is not afraid of "anything" so when this scared him, it's totally out of his element) :)
Bichons are VERY smart little guys! Almost too smart! My Bichon, Herbie, knew very well where to pee and poop and held it all night long, and during the day, although there was always someone here to let him out and he'd bark to go out. He just peed in the house when he was unhappy about something, the little snot!! You know, he knew he had me wrapped around his little paw!!!
By the way, I've never seen a better jumper than a Bichon! I couldn't believe the heights he'd jump...up on the bed when he was such a young boy, certainly not at your baby's age, but he was quite young. I think I remember reading somewhere they were originally bred to be circus dogs, bred for jumping. I don't know. I do know he had incredible thigh muscles and the energy...oh my! Nonstop! I loved every second of him! Okay, didn't enjoy when he peed in my shoes