So I have a new man in my life .. and I am in love … Puppy love after all is endless love.
Our wee Pugalier pup arrived all the way from his NSW breeders on the 8th August and our lives changed ! From the moment he looked at me calmly from his flight carry case ( Jet-setter already) and came straight for cuddles, my heart skipped a beat. Yup .. I doubt I will ever again sleep past 6am, have good woolen jumpers, or a lounge room scented with anything other that puppy ‘fluffs’ – yet I’ve never been happier. Sam friggin adores him and in my book no amount of puppy poo under the clothes airier, can stop me from thinking he is the perfect pup.
Biggest challenge ? Our newest family member is a massive meat lover and so suddenly chicken necks, duck jerky and liver treats are a part of my plant based loving life. Doesn’t bother me one bit ?! Sure I’ve sneaked in a bit of veg and I am not sad he gobbles up sardines like they are a gourmet meal, but seriously I love just feeding my man what makes him feel good. Too his delight I roasted him chicken and sweet potato in coconut oil last week ( to compliment his vet approved diet ) .. poor Sam just shook his head. I’ve never seen him so excited. There is something amazing about nourishing those you love and your pup should be no different !
Of course I knew I’d love him, but I’ve been entirely surprised by the whole experience. He is after all my first puppy experience ! All the things I dreaded (poo, pee, chewing .. bath time ) .. I love .. cause this guy is just adorable. At puppy school he is the smallest and the loudest in the class. Through a tunnel ? No probs .. Walk on my lead ? .. Sure ! First day at the beach ? I can do that ! Again and again he has surprised us with his boisterous, outgoing attitude. He loves cuddles too and of course we aren’t sad about that.
Warning adorable photos to follow …
S0 what would I recommend in my 2.5 weeks experience … ? ha ha – you learn a lot fast !
Get the best dog bed you can afford,team it with a heatbag and you’ve got a pup that sleeps the night through. We love fuzzyard for doggy stuff full stop – style,quality and an Aussie company !
Enrol in puppy school – its been sooo helpful for us; even if Oscar just goes for the food and socialising. No seriously .. he ran to school yesterday .. the whole way. I swear he could smell the roast chicken awaiting him.
Work out what makes your puppy tick ( Oscar is all about roast chicken, sunshine and cubby holes ) and use it to your advantage.
Get a Puppy Kong ( without it I don’t think I could leave for work ! ).
Bath, massage and groom from day one. Oscar loves his ‘spa’ moments. Second bath yesterday was fun for all ( despite Mummies’ bad neck ! ) .. though ear cleaning may take a little longer.
Last, but not least, expose your pup to your lifestyle from day one ! Oscar loves walks, outdoor cafes, the beach and our local national park already .. which means we can take him along with us when doing all our fav things. He loves Sam’s parents and their two pups as we introduced them early in … he is just one loving and adaptable pup ! can you tell we are proud ?!
A last note and thank you to the Pretty Fluffy blog too .. seriously good info on loving your pup !
So life is changing .. and I am loving every moment. Now to wake my wee man up and enjoy some of that late afternoon sunshine ! Peace, love and dogs .. that is all anyone needs really ! x