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BetteTheRed

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I am in love. Vicariously. Keep us posted in pics, please? She is not gonna be a little dog, so Lucy and I approve.
 

Northwind

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Daisy is gorgeous! Looks like she is fitting right in. Enjoy.
 

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Slept very well last night. She didn't take to the crate which suggests she may have never been in one.

That in combination with it being the first night away from mom and birth family meant we let her on the bed.

She slept in my armpit most of the night and apart from some prolongued hiccups was no trouble.
 
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Beautiful puppy - and it is probably a good mix. We think the Grandchildren's dog Chloe (a foundling) is mainly Nova Scotia Duck Troller. Beautiful dog, intelligent, loving but with a mind of her own, very active, loves water. Our last dog, Pepper (a Lab), was also intelligent, active and loved water. She was also eager to please - obedient, devoted (especially to me), the prototype of what a dog should be. We tell Chloe that she will never be a Pepper.
Let's hope that with your mix you get the steadiness of a Lab like Pepper to balance the hyper-activity of a Duck Troller like Chloe.

We took Pepper to basic obedience classes - she came first in her class.
We took Chloe - she got a 'participant' certificate. Not because she couldn't learn, but because she was having too much fun to bother. Years later, when she had matured, she showed us that sure she could heel as well as any dog as long as she wanted to -- she remembered what we didn't even know she was learning.
 

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@revjohn , how delightful.
You look healthy & happy.

Enjoy your new puppy. She is pretty cute.
 

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Pinga said:
how delightful.
She is a real mover and she and Lily have had some chasing games. With Lily doing most of the chasing. Those games don't last long as Daisy eventually gets overwhelmed by a dog that outweighs her 8 to 1 loping easily behind her. Daisy is probably going to be something of a bigger dog later so the games won't seem so threatening.

Lily really missed all the rough-housing she used to do with Samuel and Rose was never interested in wrestling. So hopefully Lily and Daisy get to the point where they can keep one another entertained easily.

I had Daisy out in the woods this morning. A little more difficult with a dog on the leash, especially one so small and prone to bound. I am hoping we get her voice trained in a couple of months so that I can take her out in the woods without the leash. Still it is very wet with run-off and with a couple of the older pines down in a recent big wind we have some crater puddles that can be fairly deep.

Pinga said:
You look healthy & happy.
Thank you. Having a puppy to mind will certainly make me more physically active. My hands have new puppy scars forming. Which means at some point in the day they were pretty bloody. She is pretty good at not teething on people. Play-time gets exciting and the hand holding the bunny, or the squirrel takes a beating.

Pinga said:
Enjoy your new puppy. She is pretty cute.
She is very entertaining. We have two steps down from the dining area to the living area. She rarely uses the steps and whenever she jumps she is coming down all fours. And because she has big puppy feet she will sometimes misjudge clearance on other toys. Several spectacular faceplants already this morning.
 

revsdd

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Beautiful dog. I miss having a dog. It's an ongoing thing in our house - my daughter and I trying to convince my wife we need another one.
 

Pinga

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My husband has said this dog will be our last, but I cannot imagine a house without a dog
 

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I love having a dog, ours is now 8 and had some recent surgery. I agree it’s hard to think of being without one. However I do see that life can be simpler without one. Long days out of the house mean issues for dog owners. (Golf or skiing)

Our new place in Florida is quite close to an off leash dog beach. Our dog Maggie loves it and at low tide the sand bar by the beach is huge. The other day two dolphins were cruising around watching the dogs. At least it felt like they were watching