Love is a warm puppy…

Oliver has come home to stay. He is so sweet and tiny. We get to be his first almost everything, before today he had never been in a car, never been outside his own backyard in the country, never met more then 4 people and his parents and siblings. We taught him what it’s like to walk on a leash today, we went running and playing outside. He ‘played’ with the neighbours outdoor cat and got swatted πŸ™‚ He wrestled with my other neighbours Ferret and they quickly became good pals, one as hyper as the other. He discovered branches and leaves and is now a very big fan, and last but not least, he discovered the scent of 100 other dog’s pee on the electric poles in our neighbourhood. Its so much fun to be his new momma! I am in heaven.

Here are some pics, I am sure there will be alot of these comming πŸ™‚

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β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on September 25, 2008, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. What a beautiful puppy! I’m happy for you. πŸ™‚ He’ll fill your home with so much love and peace, and I’m glad the kitties are okay with him so far!

  2. omg i am NOT a dog person, but he is so tiny and cute i want to cuddle him and i want one πŸ™‚ i am so happy for you guys, what a blessing!

  3. Awww. I’m so glad you found such a sweet cuddler to fill your heart with warmth and joy ❀ It will feel so good to be able to mother and nurture someone, believe me. Congrats, mama πŸ˜‰
    By the way, let me know if you have any questions/concerns – I have fostered over 15 Yorkies, sadly because they are such delicate little things and too often taken from their mamas too early. Anyway, I have a lot of experience with their breed and a soft spot for them, as I’m sure you have now.

    • Great to know thanks. He was with his mom and dad for 3 months so we was well trained, but he is still a puppy and needs to learn right from wrong, like biting, he is teething so he want’s to chew everything and when he is hyper he bite, so I am trying to teach him to use this toys for chewing and biting by saying no sternly when he bites or chews on something we don’t want him to and then reward him with praise when he uses his own stuff. Also doing the same with the peeing and pooing, he is crate trained in that he wont go in his crate, but he will go on the bathroom floor when he is loose, so when we catch him we say no, and then take him outside, and when he goes outside he tell him how good he is.
      He is going to the vet today for his third round of vaccines as well as because he is itching alot, we thought it was flee’s, but there is not a flee in site and the lady he came from had never had a problem with flees, anyhow, then we noticed an irritated path of skin under his chin, and it’s scaly, like eczema, so it would seem he has a skin irritation of some sort, not sure if it was just from the collar she had on him, his food (we kept him on the same food she was feeding him, it’s Purina Beneful) or something else, so I guess we will see this afternoon. All in all he is so good, sleeps through the night quietly in his crate and then burns off some major steam in the morning πŸ™‚ The cat’s are slowly getting used to him. He want’s to play with them soooo badly but they run from him haha. However, they come around and sniff him when he is asleep.

      • He sounds so cute πŸ™‚
        Please forgive and ignore if this is unwanted advice, okay?
        A trick I found that was very helpful in potty-training was instead of saying “No” to him when there is a mess on the floor, is to ignore him when you walk in and scold the puddle or poop. Puppies often still get confused about elimination even when they’re praised outside – so by letting him see that you think the pile of poop is naughty, he won’t feel bad about himself but will also not want to be a part of his naughty pal πŸ˜‰
        Food is a huge contributor to a large number of health problems. Yorkies, as I’m sure you know, and other purebreeds are just not hearty stock and are even more sensitive to this. Your vet might recommend a more holistic brand (Wellness and Solid Gold are EXCEPTIONAL), do allergy testing, or test for yeast. I’d definitely recommend changing foods – check the ingredients. If you wouldn’t eat it, he shouldn’t eat. And since you have such a wee one, a good quality, human-grade kibble will not be too expensive because he just won’t eat as much as my 60 lb Boxer! Haha. But seriously – especially with all the recalls in the last copule of years, that would be my number one recommendation.
        But it sounds like you’re doing a great job. You were totally meant to be a mum ❀

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