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Monday, 28 October 2019

Bertie

Oh my goodness, having a puppy has certainly been a  wake up call, its  just like bringing a baby home. The first night he didn't settle till midnight. After that we got to know his awake time and sleep time a little better. We took it in turns to get up to see to him in the night as he was waking to go to the loo as we were leaving his food down all evening. Apparently if you remove their food around 6:30 in the evening they aren't stimulated to need a number 2. Of course once you'd let him out he expected you to play with him a little when he came back in, not brilliant at 3 in the morning.  By Saturday we looked and felt shattered and we were looking after 2 of the grandchildren too! However, fingers crossed last night he went in his crate at 10:30 and we both woke with a start at 6:30 this morning.  We quickly got out of bed to check he was OK our hearts pounding thinking something was wrong. As we dashed into the kitchen and lifted the crate cover to check he gave us a strange look as if to say what's the problem! He went straight into the garden to do a wee before asking to be let in, he then gave a little cry to go back out and did a number 2. We praised him enthusiastically and gave him a small treat for his efforts. In all honesty we've only had a few accidents indoors
He's been introduced to the whole family who think he is extremely cute. My granddaughter never left his side all weekend, she even fell asleep clutching his paw and I literally had to prise her hand off to put him to bed in his crate. I've never seen her sit so still, she never moved a muscle whilst Bertie slept. So while he's asleep I'm catching up on my blog reading and writing. Back tomorrow......Bertie permitting! Tx 



26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! A lot of work, especially when they're puppies, but so worth it....our Betty is the light of my life. Enjoy every moment with Bertie, they make you smile so much don't they.

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    1. My hubby and I are besotted already. He's made us laugh so much.

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    1. I'm not getting much done because I love cuddling him while he's asleep.

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  3. Oh, I meant to say about feeding - this is what we do. We give Betty (she was 3 two days ago) a small breakfast, a few dog biscuits (sometimes homemade) or dried tripe or liver bits at lunchtime, then a large meal at teatime - wet tray food or homemade. If she doesn't finish it within 20 mins, we take it away, cover it up and put it in the fridge for breakfast the following day.

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    1. Thanks Sooze, it's good to know. I don't think he'll starve but I want to do what's best for him and us. Dried tripe seems popular.

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  4. He is gorgeous, will bring you so much joy, just think of all those family fun walks. xx

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    1. I can't wait to get outside properly with him. Although being snuggled up on the sofa is fine too. Tx

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  5. He's so sweet and obviously a quick learner. I bet the grandchildren didn't want to go home :) xx

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    1. My granddaughter is smitten and my youngest daughter took at least 50 photo's.

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  6. Bertie is absolutely gorgeous. It sounds like he is a fast learner. Long may it last. X

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    1. That's exactly my sentiments. I have to say the dog behaviour sites give some great advice.

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  7. What a cutie. Enjoy his company.

    God bless.

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  8. What fun and games you are having! He'll certainly keep you busy!

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    1. Oh yes,I'm hoping if we put the effort in now we'll reap the rewards later.

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  9. Oh I should have just skipped that post - PLEASE don't tempt me to get a dog (although he is adorable)!

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  10. Bertie is sooooo cute. you are a very lucky lady.

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    1. I know I am, being 63 he's my last chance of having a fur baby. Let's face it if he lives to 16/17 I'll be 80.

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  11. Ooh he is gorgeous. They really are very quick on the uptake with toilet training if you can quickly respond to their own signals early on. It really is like having a baby in the house at first isn't it.

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    1. Thank heavens he settled quickly, I'm not good without sleep. My body clock has only just recovered from shift work after being retired 3 years.

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