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Offline the Londons

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Re: Nippy....
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 08:13:12 pm »
Hello Clare...nice to hear from you again...yes she will be 4 on 23rd January.....she is Gawj....a lot better with the children...but have to keep the baby who is now 6 weeks old old...out of her way...she makes a bee line for him...inquisitively...but my son wont take any chances till he is a bit older...soon as she hears him cry she jumps up and runs to where he is...only natural I suppose but have to be careful...she is very nosey and now barks at strange noises...ie when she hears jake come in of a night....
Shes been a bit naughty this afternoon...as gone upstairs and done a wee on jakes bed,,,,don't know what that is all about...but she did it on ours on the second day...but not since...she doesn't chew....and does a wee or poo on the paper while we are at work...I take her out when I get in at 2pm...then we go out when brad gets in about 6....she gets lots of excersise every day and longer walks the weekends...even when we have the children we take her out with us as we go to different woodland areas and the beach...and she loves it...she will walk for miles..she is full on and a bouncy little Anna...but we love her
she jumps up at the squirrels in the trees and the birds...LOL...she has so come out of her shell and is such a little character...Phoebe Buffy..... :)

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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 11:14:42 pm »
Violet peed on our bed once, about two months after she came to live with us - I had a go at her for it and she's never done it since there's lots of information on the internet about why they do it though.  It can be linked to them feeling vulnerable and hiding their scent in yours and as she is a newbie this might be true? but either way, it has to stop!! Violet will rub herself all over the bed which I can cope with!! Have you had a bitch before? Violet is my first one and I have to say I've noticed lots of differences between dogs and bitches.

Phoebe is bound to be curious about the children especially newborn babies who make lots of strange sounds and get all the attention.  I remember after having my son when the health visitor came around for the first time Billy had gotten onto the bed and was inches away from my son he must have sneaked up when I was busy tidying for the health visitors visit  :-\ and worse than this he  stayed at my parents while I was in hospital and for the first time in his life with us he came back with fleas that he had caught from my mum's cats, which bit my then newborn son who was about six day's old at the time!! Sounds terrible, doesn't it?  - he used to get on my son's bean bag too while we were washing up, or in the shower or just going to the toilet!! I think the biggest risk for me was that he was capable of accidentally suffocating him, we all know what they're like for wanting to sleep 'right on top of you' which is ok when kids are bigger but not when they're babies!! When I look back it almost makes me laugh and shudder at the same time!! Phoebe just needs to know who's in charge and what her boundaries are and no doubt like all Bullies she will test them from time to time to keep you on your toes!! Violet didn't make it easy for us on this level and there were a couple of times when she pushed her luck too far, be hey ho! we're all still together and very settled so it's been worth it!
Hope Phoebe is settling in well it sounds like you're loving her to bits - but with a tinge of guilt! Toddy like Billy would have wanted another one of their kind to enjoy your experienced ownership and the time and love you have to offer - they would never want us to look back as much as we do or feel the guilt we carry - as ridiculous as this sounds I often tell Violet at night time before bed to let Billy up on the sofa and to be nice to him like he's here in spirit or something!! I really need to get a grip it's been over three years!!!  :-\ Enjoy young Phoebe you all deserve it  :-* :-*

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Re: Nippy....
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 12:43:06 am »
What a wonderful post Clare v.supportive and informative and lovely

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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 03:01:41 pm »
agree with clare .... they do love to test the boundaries.....especially when they are settling in.............she could also be a wee bit jealous of jake....... :-[ :-[ :-[

I wont even go into the trouble we had with polly......she was so destructive and mouthy and I was very wary with her round kids

I am still cautious as we don't have very many round so their manic energy is a bit of a novelty still.......... children are so over excited the whole time.......so all the hard work we did with keeping polly calm went outta the window ;D ??? ??? ???

Enjoy pheebs....... they calm down and settle down soon enough :P :P

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 04:50:50 pm »
Thanks guys for your informative information and support...No Clare we have never had a bitch at all before...and like you say...do notice quite a diffrernce...she is so full of beans and loves bouncing about like a kangaroo....we love her so much and we have kept in touch with Thomas who we got her from...and have sent him lots of lovely pics of her to show him how well she is doing and having so much fun and enjoying herself!!!
She barks...makes funny noises...whines...and even growls if she is not sure who has come in the front door...we had none of this with Toddy and she is a whole different ball game...but its nice...she is a cheeky little monkey to say the least and we really are enjoying having her here :) :) :)

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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 04:05:03 pm »
Wonderful family lots of happy days ahead and I cant wait for Xmas you can send photos of her enjoying herself xxx

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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2017, 10:28:35 pm »
Ahhh so happy to hear she's settling in and stealing your heart!! Violet has a lot to say for herself too! - very barky and whiney and she also does this when she's bored - all my dogs before were much less vocal! I really notice the differences between dogs and bitches since I have had her - she's not lazy and laid back like Billy was! Enjoy young Phebe keep us posted  :-* :-*