Monday, July 5, 2010
He is doing beautiful! No accidents in the house yet (not even one), my other dog seems to be adjusting to him well and he loves to aggrivate her! I took him to the vet yesterday and he weighed just under 18Lbs. I did watch the youtube vidio on his ears and havent gone to get the glue yet but i plan to go this eve. If i have a problem i will email you for help! We love him and cant wait to see how beautiful he grows up to be!
I just wanted you to know he is doing fine! I am sure your kids are wondering and I wanted quell any anxiety.
Yesterday was a day of exploration, naps, eating and meeting other pets and people. Everyone has excepted him, except our house cat who is being extra cautious around him. But he is a sweet cat--he did sniff the new puppy while he was sleeping and retreated. So I have no worried there. There is no aggression, just fear. And that is fine.
He was quiet through most of the night and today has had his breakfast, played, ran and is now napping.
Thank you so much! He is a most marvelous and sweet dog and you are remarkable people and breeders!
I will send pictures later in the week.
Diane and Matt
We are doing well. The cat is slowly accepting his presence. He has an outdoor cat who does get close to him. Our indoor cat is always a little careful.
I do need your help. He is nipping our poor old Honey to death. I know he wants to play but he is playing rough. I never had the chance to meet his parents--so I was wondering if you had any suggestions on keeping him from going after her every night. I've tried letting it go, stepping in, diverting his attention. They get along on walks and naps and the rest of the day--but she isn't a barker or a player--so he is just mauling her.
I certainly want to do the right thing for both of them as they are in the house together--I know if I respond in a better more consistent way it will help.
He is walking on a leash and knows sit, and come! He has already stopped nipping at me. Very smart dog.
Here is a picture of them sleeping together.
So this morning, little Emmett started right away with the pestering of Honey. I took them into the sun room and stepped through the glass door to see what would happen. It stopped. So I came back out and petted Honey, and it started!
After that I attached the leash and gave gentle corrections while I petted Honey. If Emmett stayed still I petted him.
I guess the problem was me after all!
Thanks for your help. I'll keep up trying to think like two smart dogs!
Good evening Melissa, just a quick note to say Esme is doing great. She plays wonderfully with my babies and Freckles. They made such a great couple that I had to get Freckles neutered before it is planned! Esme turned out to be my daughter, not a dog. I brush her everyday and get her skirts! I took her to the vet last week just for a check up, flea control and stool check and everything was great. I will send you a detailed email and her photos later. Warmest regards. Begum
June 5, 2010
Esme has been doing great since yesterday. She very easily got used to my babies and Freckles (the beagle). She slept quietly in her crate all night long and got out around 7 am in the morning to patty. She peed in the house just once. She is a wonderful puppy. We just fall in love with her. She was so sweet that I was about to get her to my bed to sleep with us last night but did not want to destroy her crate training.
I will send you the “welcome party" photos later. She was so beautiful and elegant and sweet in her pink dress with her pink hat. Today we are having a blast in our yard. All my babies are playing and I am impressed watching them. Everybody is so happy.
Thank you so very much!
Bella made it in great shape. They brought her in the cargo area and she was very calm in her crate, no whining, howling, barking. Her crate was dry. We let her out and she let her stretch her legs. On the way home we gave her some water and some food. Once we got her home, we put her out in the potty area, and she pee'd and pooped, and chased the girls around the yard. She came in the house and met the golden and the two of them sniffed. She's wondered through the house and played with her toys and laid down and took a short peaceful nap.
Thanks for everything,
I thought I'd send you a quick update. We have decided to name her Mia. She is doing really well. She has slept through every night, no whining, howling, barking, and she's been dry each morning. She sits, and comes when asked. We're working on down and stand. She has not had a single accident in the house, I'm not sure if it's more a product of us taking her out frequently, or her just knowing not to go in the house, either way I'll take it.
She had a great long weekend; we have a second home on a small lake about an hour away. She made the trip really well, and we put her in the water a handful of time, and she swam with no problem. We figured it would help keep her cool. She seems really well adjusted and happy.
She's going to the vet on Friday for her checkup and next set of shots, and I expect she will do great there too.
Have an awesome day.