It’s official, I’m going to have one spoiled puppy!
She has so much stuff, it’s almost depressing that I’ve not really bought anything for myself recently.
Oh wait that’s a lie, I have. A waterproof jacket, I’ve bought a waterproof jacket.
For dog walking.
Therefore it’s for Macy not me.
Do you know how depressing it is spending your money on a waterproof jacket.
Luckily I’m a frugal queen and found a jacket that was supposed to be £70 and get it for £28. Boom.
But still, a waterproof jacket. Ick.
You would think since we’re getting her in August I wouldn’t need one just yet but the weather has been so horrible this week!
Anyway, it is now a little under three weeks until we pick up my new baby so we’ve been experiencing a whole new world of pets at home and http://www.petplanet.co.uk to get everything we need (and some stuff we probably don’t) for the little one.
Before I get you up to speed with everything I’ve bought, here is this week’s photo of her…
She’s getting so big!
I can’t wait for puppy cuddles!
Ok, yes, puppy stuff. That’s why we’re here!
Let’s start with her bed…
Crate- On Loan (thanks grandma and grandad!) Crate Mat- Jollyes Pet Shop. Blanket- PetPlanet.co.uk Giraffe Pillow- PetPlanet.co.uk
How cute is her little bed?!
I really didn’t want it to just be an empty crate with just a mat that wasn’t very soft so as much as all of this might not last 5 minutes with her chewing it puts my mind at ease a little.
I mean look at her little Giraffe sleep pillow! It’s so cute and so soft and probably won’t last five minutes but if she doesn’t like him then I’ll have him!
Of course, the all important Kongs.
I keep reading books that say we need three kongs in our house- three?!? They’re not cheap! But hopefully this should help with her little baby teeth!
Her toys! I know, I know- how many toys does a nine week old puppy need but you just never know what she’ll like and what she won’t. These are from petsathome, asda and pet planet. These should all help with her teething, we’ve tried to keep the soft toys to a minimum because she’ll probably tear them to pieces!
These are the only (only!) two soft toys we have got her, a newspaper which I think we’ll be fun and a little lamb, which will be not so fun for her to tear apart. But both have the oh so lovely squeakers in so maybe it’s better that the lamb has a quick death!
We’re going to use clickers to train her so she doesn’t get a treat every time she does something good, I’ve put dibs on the orange one!
Puppy Shampoo & Grooming Brush
Oh. My. God does this smell amazing, I need to find orange scented shampoo so we can be twins in more than just hair colour! I know you don’t need to bath dogs that often but I’ll be looking forward to her smelling like this when we do!
She already wears a colour but it’s a just a cheap one and each puppy has a different colour but she’s known as burgundy dog in her house so we’ve bought her a proper burgundy collar. This was off Etsy and the store was called TheCustomCollar. It came all the way from Colorado and did so surprisingly quickly!
This is one of her three bowls but as the other two are just plain stainless steel I thought this would be the cuter one to show you. It says puppy on the front and is a lovely off white ceramic
This two books have been invaluable to two puppy novices. The Happy Puppy Handbook is really great and explains everything you need to know from preparing for your puppy to puppy behaviours. The Puppy Bible talks you through what your puppy should be doing and looking like on a week by week basis. Get. These. Books!
And that’s it for now- we still need to get the baby gate so that we can keep her in the kitchen when she has her alone time each day (I’ve read it’s important for them to have time alone so they don’t get attached) and we can quickly wipe any accidents and then just her harness and lead.
Oh and food- food would be a good thing.
And newspaper, I feel like we’re going to need a lot of newspaper over the next couple of months…
I don’t feel like we’d need anything else but let me know if we do!
Oh! And just coming in this evening…
A new video of our little cutie pie!