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Oh the preparations!

I've been busy with preparations for Mae and Tim has been busy dealing with my preparations for him as well. The expen is set up, along with Mae's "big" crate (with divider) so Tim will be used to all this stuff well before the little princess arrives. Tim does not like stuff to be changed so I decided to make those things that have to change well in advance of our big day. During this process I have come to realize that changes that are no big deal for us, or some less sensitive dogs, are huge to those that are. Here's a list of things I've had Tim adapt to in the past few weeks, he's such a good boy and I'm very proud of the progress he's made.
1- 100% crate trained, he now LOVES his crate and sleeps in it most of the time. (Shaping)
2- New car seat (Large Snoozer Lookout It's AWESOME!). He has moved from his car seat in the front seat to sitting (very happily) in the back seat. (Cold turkey just put him back there, with lots of verbal praise from the front seat)
3- Going down the stairs himself. HUGE!!! (Started him going down the last few and each day moved up the staircase step by step)
4- New steps at our bed so Tim can get himself out of bed in the morning and follow me downstairs while I'm holding Mae. (Kind of ongoing, he only goes down the first one and jumps the rest of the way, but he'll get it.)
5- New stainless steel bowls in a new location so he's not eating right next to Mae's expen. (Video below shows how our first meal went. I had to sit next to his bowl and start hand feeding him until he realized it's his meal just in a different bowl. He's fine now but really??? He's totally "Type A"

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I know that things will be a huge change for Tim once little Mae gets here but if I can help to lessen some of the changes I'm aware of I'm doing it. I'm so excited to see how this sibling relationship develops and I know he would have loved some puppy companionship these past couple rainy days. My family is actually starting to get excited for our Mae pickup next Sunday, it's about time!

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Oh Jenny you are such a great Mom! It is a new and exciting transition for everyone Love the video, poor little Timmy boy,..." BUT MOM,...it is different!"

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Jenny,
It looks like you are doing everything exactly right!!! You are going to have such fun with Tim and Mae.
I was so nervous when we got Griffin in June of this year. Ginny was 14 months old at the time. She was a little wary for a day or two, then quickly warmed up. They are the BEST of friends now.
You are in for such a wonderful time!!!
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Everybody is ready for Mae, including us!! 7 days!!! Question: the car seat is big enough for two?


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What a great job you're doing, Jenny, getting Timmy ready before the big day. He must be so confused about now. It'll be interesting to see what he thinks when Mae finally arrives. Can't believe it's almost here. Boy, time does fly, although maybe not for you!

Please be careful with Timmy jumping off his steps, as that's how Tyler tore his ACL. It was from his ramp, but the same principal........walking, then jumping.


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Oh, that video is too funny!

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WTG, Jen! By the end of the week, Timmy going to be asking when Mae is getting there! Really great work! Can't wait to meet her!



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Oh, the anticipation! You are doing a great job, Jen, at preparing for Mae. I can't wait to see puppy pictures of her when she finally gets home.


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Thanks everyone I can't believe we're finally a week away!!! I am finishing up crocheting some baby blankets for my cousin's twins, due any day then I'm on crate pad and dog bed creation. Busy, busy busy!

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Please be careful with Timmy jumping off his steps, as that's how Tyler tore his ACL. It was from his ramp, but the same principal........walking, then jumping.
Oh Mary I know, at this point he's only doing it once a day. It seems like he builds momentum even though it's only three steps. He's still a little uneasy about that situation, I'll have to work on that.

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Question: the car seat is big enough for two?
Yes!!! How great is that? I'm not sure that Mae will be using it right off the bat, but I have Tim's old seat that has a zip shut lid I am going to start with, they will both be in the back though.


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I was so nervous when we got Griffin in June of this year. Ginny was 14 months old at the time. She was a little wary for a day or two, then quickly warmed up. They are the BEST of friends now.
You are in for such a wonderful time!!!
Thanks for the support, I'm sure things will be fine. Timmy will be two a week after we get Mae, he LOVES to play with his dog friends so I'm sure they'll warm up to each other soon enough. My family says I'm nesting

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Sounds like everything is going well. Looking forward to seeing pics of the two of them together.

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