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We are ready! Holly comes home on Friday!

After so many many weeks, we are down to a few days now... Holly should be coming home with us on Friday.

My husband was laughing at all the STUFF waiting for her -- he commented we didnt have this much stuff when we were expecting our daughter 18 years ago - haha!

Our ex-pen and pee pad holder came today along with the CC comb and brush -- and now we are all set. I have a closet full of toys, clothes, blankets, beds, 2 travel carriers and a soft-sided collapsible carrier along with dishes, shampoos, toothbrush/paste... You name it -- I probably have it. I have printouts of all the great advice I've found on this forum and even have it organized into a folder with tabs (crate training, first week, etc.).

I DO have to find a small bag of the puppy food the breeder is feeding -- we are going to use Wellness and she is using Science Diet and I don't want to abruptly change it, so going to mix them and eventually use less and less Science Diet each day.

Here's a couple of photos of her from last week and a shot of our new ex-pen. It's not going in that location -- too close to the 3-season room but hubby was just taking a photo to send me. And we bought two of them, so have 8 panels total. But this shape is our set-up (will have two panels on the other side, too) and then enlarging it later on.
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Wow, you've really prepared... sounds rather like me, except I don't remember organizing files ahead of time, ha!

Be sure you put something (linoleum, vinyl canvas, etc.) under the ex-pen.

Holly is such a cutie!

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Congrats, you're definitely all set! Can't wait to watch your precious girl grow
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How exciting, Carolyn! Looks like you've got quite the set up for Miss Holly.

I'd ask the breeder to give you a ziploc bag of the food she's (or he's) using. That way you don't have to go out and buy a whole bag that you probably won't use. I mixed Santos' food for awhile, but I also sprinkled Eagle Pack Holistic Transition powder on the food, and he never had any issues at all.

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Holly is adorable, Carolyn! I'm so excited for you!

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Congratulations Carolyn-Holly is beautiful!

Just be prepared, I had a similar pen and within 8 weeks I found Piper sitting on the couch when I got home. Some of them learn to jump quick!

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OMG she's so cute! Oh the fun that's just around the corner!
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congratulations and wow! That is going to be one pampered pup! You are going to have so much fun with that little cutie. Be sure the camera batteries are charged. You know we will all be clamoring for more pictures.

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She's adorable! You're going to love having a Havanese. After all the reading and build-up it is amazing that we have found that the reality is even better than the fantasy! (except for the occasional poopy bum!).

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Boy those eyes are wonderful. She looks quite capable of ruling the roost! Can't wait to see her grow too, but not too fast!
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