Author Topic: Poppy the Cockapoo!  (Read 44315 times)

Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2010, 08:06:37 am »
She hasn't seen the trailer yet (she's far too small) but has been in the bike basket and is quite happy in there.

Lucy is a bit unsure of her and has growled a couple of times but is mostly ignoring her. Poppy is ignoring Lucy too, but follows James around like a devoted acolyte. He's going off sailing now for a week so she'll probably forget all about him.

So far 100% success rate with using the garden for the loo!
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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2010, 04:32:37 pm »
for evidence of madness see this video of Google playing with a snail he captured in the garden

Our vet's waiting room is covered in posters warning about catching lungworm from snails (apparently even from their old trails) so it's best to discourage dogs from playing with them.

Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2010, 04:48:13 pm »
There's a newish product out that you drop on the back of dogs' necks which stops them catching lungworm from snails and the like (as well as preventing fleas into the bargain). I expect the posters were on the back of that product.

I get it for Cam because she often grabs a sneaky nibble of grass and there can be snail larvae on that...gave her a fresh dose before the wedding camping this weekend as it also stops ticks  :thumbsup:

Poppy is adorable, Helen. I wish I had Cam from a young age to get her used to a trailer!

JT

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2010, 05:13:34 pm »
Oh my, she is very cute indeed, reminiscent of the Jackapoos we saw when we got Ted (our new puppy).

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Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2010, 05:48:35 pm »
She's still doing really well, still 100% success rate with toilet - she seems to understand the purpose of going out into the garden after waking/eating. I shut the door on her crate after lunch and cycled to Pets At Home to get her a cat collar (with bell) as I've trodden on her twice. She is a bit of a stealth dog and hard to see as she's black and small - the collar seems to have helped. She was fine in the crate, and she's just been in there for another hour (with the door closed) whilst I chatted to a friend on the phone and was in the room with her. So far so good, but she rather took to James and so is missing him, I think (he's gone away for a week's sailing). She keeps settling down inside his slippers.
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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2010, 05:54:18 pm »
... cycled to Pets At Home to get her a cat collar (with bell) as I've trodden on her twice. She is a bit of a stealth dog and hard to see as she's black and small - the collar seems to have helped. ...

That seems appropriate, the bell on his collar is how I avoid standing on my stealth moggy, Talisker, whose also black and wanders underfoot without any warning!
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Clare

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2010, 06:34:57 pm »
She's still doing really well, still 100% success rate with toilet

Are you sure??

She keeps settling down inside his slippers.

Hmmm?


She is absolutely gorgeous  :D.


Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2010, 02:25:17 pm »
Poppy is doing really well still.

Here she is in the Burley TailWagon that PedalDog sold to me:



She won't go out in it yet but she certainly seems to like it as a place to chill out. I keep finding her underneath the cushion.

We also have a basket for the bike which she has spent a little time in, although it's too small for her to be in for too long (plus it's wicker which she could chew if she got bored).

We had a much quieter night last night. She now accepts the crate door being shut after about a minute (there are a few whines and squeaks initially) and goes to sleep. She woke me at about 2:30am with squeaking so I took her outside which was clearly what was required. She then slept through until 6am at which point (as it was daylight) we both got up.

We've had just one accident in the house which was entirely my fault; her crate was still upstairs and she'd eaten her food so I ran downstairs to get some more. She's too small to go down the stairs and puppies tend to need the loo after eating and I forgot that briefly, so there was a tiny pile when I got upstairs again. However she's been brilliant otherwise. I left her for an hour and a half today as I went out cycling. Even now, she was sleeping by my feet outside in the garden and I've come in and she's stayed out there, so she's not permanently following me about which is good.
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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2010, 02:44:32 pm »
I think she needs to grow into the trailer. ;D
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Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2010, 04:03:48 pm »
I think it has room for shopping and doggie!

She's been asleep in it for the last hour outside. The TailWagon is a real winner for a Cockapoo, despite Weimaraners turning up their nose at it!
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Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2010, 07:05:16 pm »
I tried Poppy out on my German bike dog carrier today:





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Wowbagger

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2010, 07:09:48 pm »
 ;D
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2010, 07:52:18 pm »
No No No No No...
I have avoided reading this thread so far.
mrs. jogler has insisted that I look at reply #21.
must resist must resist must resist

I can:not sure mrs.jogler can.There have been mutterings recently about how good our son's collie-cross is when we & our daughter did a bit of dog-sitting recently. ::-)

jogler

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 08:03:41 pm »
are you colluding with mrs. jogler?
last week she expressed a wish for a wicker basket for her bike.I assumed she meant her new lectrikery bike....she also has a Trice :-\

Clare

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 08:04:38 pm »

... so there was a tiny pile when I got upstairs again.



Would that be a cocker-poodle-poo?



IGMC

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2010, 08:07:31 pm »

... so there was a tiny pile when I got upstairs again.



Would that be a cocker-poodle-poo?



IGMC


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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2010, 08:45:59 pm »
I tried Poppy out on my German bike dog carrier today:




awwww she is rlly cute .. congratulations  ;D

Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2010, 09:17:31 pm »

... so there was a tiny pile when I got upstairs again.



Would that be a cocker-poodle-poo?



IGMC


PMSL,gotta be POTD
Guffaws from the Woolly-Peli household  ;D

Auntie Helen

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2010, 12:13:20 pm »
Here are some pics of Poppy today - she is now 10 weeks old.









She's doing really brilliantly overall, is mostly house-trained and is well crate-trained (which means we can leave her in her den for an hour and a half knowing she can't be up to any mischief).

The weird thing is that I've felt quite depressed for the last two weeks, a bit weepy and otherwise stressed. I think it's lack of sleep with the new dog, plus the responsibility for training her and socialising her so that she can have a good life with us, but now we're getting a bit more sleep and she's settling in more I hope things will improve. There are days when I wish I could hand her back to the breeder, but at other times she's so sweet and lovely it's not an issue...
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jogler

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2010, 12:27:56 pm »
a bit like having children then :demon:

JT

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Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2010, 12:33:42 pm »


It's hard to imagine this ^^^^ being anything less than a gorgeous bundle of cuteness.

But I know what you mean. The Ted is a handful at times and can even be a bit bitey when he gets tired and over-excited. Kittens are a lot easier than puppies that's for sure.
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border-rider

Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2010, 12:35:40 pm »
Oh, I've only just found this thread.

What a lovely doggie :)

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2010, 01:53:07 pm »
She is lovely, and of course really cute. Her behaviour is excellent 95% of the time, but she has her excessive-biting moments, as well as an insatiable curiosity which will no doubt be trying when she's a bit bigger.

We've just moved her crate/den into the kitchen for a change of scenery. When I shut her in it she howled for about a minute but now seems to be quiet. We want to get her used to having her crate/den in different places so she can come with us to visit friends, and James wants her to go on the boat with him eventually.

I'm feeling a bit better today, having had a good night's sleep, but James is beginning to look a bit ragged instead. He's upstairs having a sleep as he can sleep during the day (I can't).

I'm off for a cycle ride late this afternoon with some friends. I've done 86 miles this month - bear in mind this time last month I'd done 500 miles by now...
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border-rider

Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2010, 01:56:13 pm »

I'm off for a cycle ride late this afternoon with some friends. I've done 86 miles this month - bear in mind this time last month I'd done 500 miles by now...

I'm also somewhat housebound, kitten-sitting

Re: We're getting a new puppy!
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2010, 02:24:59 pm »
That's one of the advantages of a getting a pre-owned cat, like Talisker.  He was probably only just not a kitten when we got him, estimated to be about 1-2 years old by the Blue Cross's vet, so knew how to use a litter tray and cat flap.  Obviously he had to be left by himself, indoors, for the first couple of weeks, but he probably just slept for most of that anyway!

Unlike a kitten or puppy he could be left to look after himself.

If I'd been in a position to keep a kitten, I would have kept the one I found last year.  She was very cute, but I guess has gone off to a suitable home now.
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