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My baby is arriving Thursday!

OMG!!! I have relied on this forum (mostly as a snooper) but several breeders here have been beyond valuable to me in their generosity of advice and help This is such a great forum!

So my baby 9 1/2 week old (1 day shy of 10 weeks) will be arriving THursday and I'm both excited and petrified. ALthough I have been looking for the right puppy/breeder for over 6 months, I'm a bit scared of how much work it will be now that it is here. Has anyone else had this?

Also to complicate things, my husband fell skiing 2 weeks ago and needed surgery and is now rather immobile on crutches so it's like having two new babies at once!

Anyways i just wanted to share, be grateful and also ask one specific question, did anyone use those soft pop up playpens for their havanese? Did they destroy it? I thought it might be good for opening up quickly to keep the dog with me when I cook dinner instead of moving the whole big expen there. We have kids so I want to keep her safe and contained when I am not with her in the beginning.

Thanks so much!
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Yay! How fun! What breeder did ya go with? Are ya getting a boy or girl? Do you have a name in mind? We like DETAILS!!!
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Wahoooooo!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait for PICTURES and details!!!

As far as the playpen, I think it would depend on how mouthy your pup is...

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I actually went with Bev of Misty Trails in Canada after a few waiting lists of more local litters that didn't work out. I really wanted a girl, as apparently everyone else seems to as well. Bev has been great and really helpful with my million and one questions. So my pup is a Reddish girl. I'm going to name her Jasmine (after the tea I love) and call her Jas. I feel unoriginal but no great original names were occurring to us!

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awwwww, sounds like what my Tillie looked like as a pup! and I totally thought about the name Jasmine too!! LOL

For a picture go to the bottom and click "go advanced" and then scroll down and click "manage attachments" and you should be able to figure it out form there!

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Oh, and for containing pup we have an expen set up with a remnant sheet of linoleum underneath (because we have carpet).

I'm with Tammy...can't wait for pics!
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So my baby 9 1/2 week old (1 day shy of 10 weeks) will be arriving THursday and I'm both excited and petrified. ALthough I have been looking for the right puppy/breeder for over 6 months, I'm a bit scared of how much work it will be now that it is here. Has anyone else had this?
Congratulations on your soon-to-be new family member. Cute name too. Also looking forward to pics.

Yes, they are definitely a lot of work, more so than I ever dreamed before I brought them home. Don't be surprised if you have days where you wonder what the heck you were thinking. I think most of us here have had those days not too long after bringing in a new pup. And some are definitely more challenging than others - I can attest to that reality. But it passes, and soon you won't be able to remember what it was like before they joined the family and you will be head over heels. Best wishes to you and your family.

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This is an exciting time for you. I can't wait to see your little reddish girl, Jasmine. You will, most likely, experience the WTH did I do moments sometime in the first few days. Don't let them get you down if you do. They pass quickly and what you'll find in their stead is a joy that you can't even imagine . . . yet.

I always had the structured metal crate, but others have had the other kind. Try it. You'll find out soon enough whether or not it will work (probably will). The linoleum under the crate will save you a lot of misery as your little girl starts to learn the rules.

I can't wait to see photos. You can also go to "post reply" at the bottom left of the comment thread. When you click on it, a window opens with a paper clip at the top. Click the paperclip to load photos. As long as the file sizes aren't huge, it should work.

Good luck and welcome to the group.

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Post pics as soon as you can

I don't see why you couldn't' try the pop up playpen, I wouldn't spend too much on one, though..they probably could eat/scratch through the netting. The plastic one I have was pretty easy to move around and set up, mine was sort of like this oneL




Anyhow..congratulations! It will well be worth the wait. Little girls are the best

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We got our baby right before Christmas and he has destroyed two playpens.
Good luck with your new baby.
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