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post #31 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 02:01 PM
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Super cute puppy- darling daughter. And don't get upset with us when you see our post about a Christmas present-puppy. You see quite a few of us in the Forum are part of a wonderful rescue group and we see & hear the "other side of the story" so we may seem harsh to some but our hearts break each time a dog comes in to rescue.

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You're ALL adorable! More pix please!

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We (I mean Santa) gave our 9 year old son a Havanese puppy for Christmas yesterday. Thank goodness she came to us named (at least the letter from Santa said so)- Poppy (because she's a little black dot, like Poppyseed). This morning I asked him if he were able to name the puppy, what would he have chosen. He said Steve! I reminded him that she was a girl, so he changed it to Emily. Sad part is that both names are names of his cousins! Lol!
Successful two days so far. She actually slept through the night in her crate -- from 10pm to 5am. Had her vet appt today and weighed in at 2lbs 11oz., and received a shot. We are crating her and she loves it. When she's tired, she goes in all by herself.

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What a beautiful puppy! I use a crate for Ted but its open and inside an expen. After the holiday decorations are away, the pen is coming down.....I think! Ted is just over 8 months old now and is quite dependable

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Awww! What a cutie! I put my vote in for the name, Lincoln.

I have two boys, 11 and 14. Our hav, Jack, is 2 years old now. The thing I forgot the most about having a puppy was how much they sleep! You have to schedule naps just like you did with the kids. Otherwise, my boys would have worn Jack out until he was a cranky snappy puppy. I constantly had to remind the boys to let him sleep or relax.


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I would like an all black male Hav. My girl is all white. Congrats.

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Oh, I found YouTube to be the easiest and most accessible source of info. House broke my Hav in two weeks.

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hi guys

Well, my boys are 14 & 15 and wanted a dog when they were little too. But I was too busy and not ready. Now my youngest ( my daughter) is 11 and I finally felt ready, so this is a decision years in the making.

I am a full time stay at home mom, too, so Lincoln should have plenty of attention.
We just came from first vet visit-he got one shot & we start oral flea-deworm 1x/month med tonight.

My daughter is at a playdate while he naps, and just facetimed me to bring him over (her cousins) PLEASE
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That's great! I didn't mean to sound like a debbie downer or anything, but being around this forum and the rescue groups, there really are alot of christmas puppies that were impulse decisions and not well thought out and agreed up by the the whole family (and most especially the person who will be the main caretaker) ,but I am happy to hear everyone is on board! Especially you 11 year old girls are busy, and they only get I think if I had to rely on one of my teenagers to take care of Gucci for a week straight, I'd come home to a matted, dirty mess, lol and My kids are pretty great and responsible, but a taking care of a dog is much like taking care of a child..we call her Gucci our 'perm-a-toddler', and that's alot of time taken away from facebooking and texting and those other teen-things, lol

There are biological reasons why kids don't make as good of caretakers, they do not have as high of oxytocin production levels as we grown ups too, that 'love' amino acid that causes mothers to bond to their children and puppies, adults, on average, release more oxytocin than children do (there are the exceptions) so it isn't all the internet's fault that our kids aren't wired the same way as we are, I guess

So I apologize if i came across offensive, sadly, there will always be a few havanese that won't be so lucky come this Summer

He really is just darling!

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Congrats on the new puppies. My DH ( finally using the forum lingo instead of just saying husband!) got our Doug at 10 weeks. He is 15 weeks today! I have to agree with the joy he brings, DH took him away for Christmas while he visited his family and I stayed home to spend Christmas with mine. It was so weird not having Doug at home. I would wake up to take him to the toilet and remember he wasn't there!

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Congrats on getting Lincoln. I'm glad you chose a Hav for your daughter's present. They're such a fun, loving breed! I'm sure your whole family will be in love with him! He's a real cutie.

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