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Old 12-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #21
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Oh, geez....super cute puppy alert!!!! What a sweetie! Glad it was a wonderful surprise. Welcome to the first day of your new puppy life!

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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OMG, that's awesome. The puppy is adorable and the two of you look so happy. How did you pull it off? Did you really keep him hidden until this morning? Best of luck to all of you. You're in for a great time. My little guy is almost 15 1/2 years old and his "brother" who is waiting for us on the Rainbow Bridge was 15 when we lost him last summer. They have both been a joy to live with. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #23
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Hi Mary
The breeder is an hour away , so I prepaid, picked him up in the afternoon, and then dropped him off at a friend's house who owns Pepper, a 3 year old Hav who looks just like mine & used same breeder. Then at midnight I went back to pick him up. I slept on the couch next to him all night, and he didnt whine bit
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #24
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Congrats! It sounds like he has your heart already. He's absolutely adorable, as is your mini-me daughter!


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That's quite the story, Marie. Sounds like his first night went well. Again, enjoy your new love.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #26
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Congrats!! He is darling! Your little girl looks so happy. I guess this is one Christmas she will never forget. Please keep us updated. We are here for you if you have an questions
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #27
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You know, I naturally cringe when I read someone is giving/getting a puppy for Christmas, because I know here in about 6 months, rescue organizations will be inundated with puppies that were given as gifts and people didnt really know what they were getting into, and a havanese, especially, will tend to attach to the main caretaker (most likely mom in this instance, since 11 year olds are quite busy these days with school and dance and sports and facebook and ipads and ipods and friends and sleepovers and on and on, and then mom realizes that it was alot more work and the kids who promised to help are nowhere to be found when the puppy pees on the floor, etc...I have 7 kids and none of mine seem to be available for those moments..lol

I just really hope the whole family is in it for the long haul, they do find a place in your heart and family quickly, if you let them.

I am opposed to crate training, and we survived just fine without it, you can housebreak them w/o having to cage them, you just have to limit the space until you can trust them, xpens are great for that.

Gucci slept in bed with us since day one and she's never peed in the bed, they really do tend to avoid doing that where they sleep and she's always nudged me awake by kisses or whining to take her out in the morning, never had a problem at night.

Congratulations on your puppy! He's very cute and your daughter looks ecstatic!



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Old 12-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #28
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Kara is right the puppy is going to end up being another family member that you will be taking care of. Nothing wrong with that if you are like me and enjoy taking care of sweet baby puppy's. Some kids do get involved and its great if they do. Congratulations on giving your daughter the best Christmas present in the world!
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:57 AM   #29
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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 ...lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #30
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Congrats! Pictures please
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