The best exercise equipment I have had in a long time.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
As some of you already know we got a new puppy Sat. I knew it was going to take energy dealing with a new puppy but I'm sooo tired and sore. I have not done this for 15 yrs and I was younger and healthier back then. It is in the 60s and she loves going outside and is partially potty trained so that is a good thing. I put her in the cage last night and let her cry cause I can't be up with her at night, did that Sat night and I was like a zombie yesterday. I felt so bad having her cry. I have been up and down in the floor more than I have in years. So anyone that thinks they need more exercise I have the perfect exercise equipment and it only weighs 2 lbs. devil
 
The perks of this piece of equipment is you get puppy kisses and plenty of laughs too. I am so in love with her and if it is possible to spoil something in two days I've done it. She can be in her cage asleep and if I leave the room she knows it.
 
She is bichon frise and her name is Krissy or Chrissy not sure how we will spell it yet. They were bred to be with humans and that has already come out in her. Til she is big enough to get on the furniture and not fall off I will be spending a lot of time on the floor. Oh my aching shoulders. smilewinkgrin
 
We can't go for walks til she has had all her shots so that probably won't happen til spring.
 
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, when we first got Sabra, I put her crate on my nightstand.  When she would cry, I'd roll over and stick my fingers through the mesh.  She just wanted human touch.  Also, wear a pair of old socks one day, do not wash them but put them in the crate with her.  They will have your scent on them smhair   and will comfort her.  Either that or knock her out!   shocked    Just trying to be of help, Marlee, dear.  devil
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so in love with her I dug dried up worms out of her mouth on the patio and let me tell you I have to love something a lot to do that. I was gagging while doing it.
 
You did give me an idea idea we have a smaller cage that we used for Brandy's car seat. I can put her in that tonight and put it between us in bed, it is open wired, instead of the plastic. I think that might work so we can get some sleep without me feeling like the worse mother in the world. Thank goodness for king size beds. I mean she is going to end up in our bed as soon as she can get up and down anyway.
 
I can't believe she is going to the door when she has to go potty, she is soooo smart. She has her healthy puppy doc visit Wed morning. That will be a bitter sweet visit since the last time we were in there. I'm sure I will shed a few tears.
 
Chuzzle how are you managing two puppies without being sore or are they big enough to get up and down off of furniture???
 
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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I was serious about the socks, too.  That does help them settle down!
 
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   Posted 10/20/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   

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.


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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your new puppy Marlee. I don't know if it is necessarry to put the puppy in the bed in a cage. I think just being in the same room will be enough. Like Sherrine said, a pair of socks or a shirt of yours will settle her down. She should be happy just to be close to you. And at the same time she learns to feel safe in her crate. Some dogs learn to actually like it in there.

I hope you get to spend lots of time with your new puppy. They are so special and give all kinds of unconditional love.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

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   Posted 10/20/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   

I know I already congratulated you...but gonna say it again!!! yeah    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 turn

 

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   Posted 10/20/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   

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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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow - she sounds really nice.  I'm glad you have her and glad that she has you.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   

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!!!

 


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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   

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. smilewinkgrin

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) :)  

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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee I am so jealous. Even though I have 4 dogs They are all over 2
I really miss the puppy stuff, I have a very active cocker spaniel who plays ball 24/7. She sleeps with me she knows my moods and how i feel if I am having a down day so does she, She goes every where with us Even in the boat,She knows when my husband gets the boat out to wait by the truck, She has even gotten her leash and waited for him. She is truly a part of our family, and they all are but for different reasons. Take care of the baby and spoil her.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Ken didn't go for the idea of putting the little crate between us in bed. So I took the throw off the couch that I use and put it in her crate for her to sleep on, left the crate door open and closed the hexagon play yard that is in the middle of our family room. And I thought this room was full before. tongue She did fine. I remembered when we got Brandy we blocked off the kitchen in the old house and left the crate open.
 
She is getting feistier each day as she gets to know us and the surroundings. She is already figuring out how to train me. I know I watch the Dog Whisperer and Victoria Stillwell and how a dog is not a child and should not be treated like one, bunk. These dogs have been bred for hundreds of years to be lap dogs and with people.
 
Miriam I am so glad you had the bichon experience. Brandy was the perfect dog, I wouldn't have gotten anything but. I can't believe this little girl, she pees on the pad in front of the door but she barks to go out to poop. She is only 8 wks old. We didn't have any problems potty training Brandy either. I don't know what age the breeder started taking them out to go potty but she did a great job.
 
Brandy traveled all over this country with us and was great in motel rooms. I got a small wire cage that I could put a seatbelt through so she would be safe in the car if we ever had a wreck. I had it high enough that she could look out the windows. This little girl will probably take her first trip in Feb.
 
Thanks girls. I think everyone should have a rx for one.
 
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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marlee,

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 tongue


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