The first pup from Smudge's litter left to day for its new home with Lucy and Alan this morning. Thanks Lucy for letting me know you got home to Kent without having to stop on route and apparently only a few whimpers in the first 20 minutes, as I said she might do and she then settled to make the trip without needing to stop.
It really does help to prep for the trip home with a pup, which is getting the timing right, with pup having a good play and winding down for sleep time as you leave on your trip home.
We also use the Adaptil spray which we spray around the bedding area for a couple days before leaving and the pup leaves with a snuggle toy with the litter scent and Adaptil spray on it. We also get you to spray the area in the car the pup will travel in and your tummy area twenty minutes before you leave. Adaptil contains the canine appeasing pheromone that bitches naturally produce in their milk and is known to help pups cope with stress and provides reassurance when encountering new things in their life. We started using it because of positive feed back from people who had our pups and had used it and reading the science, I think it does help the majority of pups, especially if used together with a good routine with your pup and remembering to be calm and reassuring with your pup as they enter this new phase in their life, becoming a much loved member of your family. All pups leave with a 60ml spray bottle of Adaptil to help with the first days being in their new home and information on this product can be found on their website at www.adaptil.com
Looking forward to hopefully hearing how Flora is getting on in the near future. All the best Lucy, Alan and Flora.
Normally milk on a Tuesday morning, but as Lucy and Alan wanted to pick up Flora at 9.30am and I don't normally get back until 10am and you know if you got to get back something will go wrong, so last week booked the morning off, so today with children all back to school my husband and I had a day together childless, which does not happen often. I had to milk this afternoon, so by the time we got jobs done , dogs run out etc, we sat down for lunch and after lunch we got a chance to enjoy each others company, which saw me falling asleep on our pouffe with some of the dogs, which husband took great fun in capturing as evidence against me. Lol. After two weeks none stop with our six very active children, what was my husband expecting ?
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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