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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday With Scout

 Well it's official.  We are besotted with our new puppy.  She is all of these things: calm, loving, playful, smart, attentive, sleepy and adorable.
It's been a busy couple of days and I am so taken with Scout.  I was awake most of the night listening for her and just being aware of the change.  Sometimes we grow set in our ways and are resistant to taking a leap, like bringing a puppy home... but I think these changes can be really positive and can bring loads of joy.
 We are crate training Scout combined with "umbilical cord training", basically we aren't letting her out of our sight.
Scout and MrBP
Blue cashmere sweater from Brora! It's MrBP's favourite.
 Well who would want to?  I'll tell you who's really over the moon: MrBP!
I hope you've had a lovely weekend,
xoxDani

32 comments:

  1. Scout really is adorable and I can tell her loyalties extend chiefly to Little Rascal and her Mum. Tell MrBP if such indifference persists to tie a porkchop around his neck.

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    1. GSL, MrBP liked your suggestion very much especially considering I don't let pork cross the threshold of the BP household, he might be fighting Scout for that chop!

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  2. SCOUT IT OUT Whoop, whoop, here's to the first official Scout Sunday chez DBP. Gazing transfixed and thrilled to bits for you all.

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    1. She is already bigger than she looked a week ago.

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    2. GF, she's much bigger, I couldn't believe it when we saw her on Saturday, but she was waiting, she gave us a look that said, "oh you're finally back let's go".

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  3. She looks so adorable!! And she has found a wonderful family...

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    1. Thanks Steph, she'll have lots of attention that's for sure!

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  4. I am firm believer that a dog makes a family and I think scout is even in the same colour story of the two youngest rascals.. will make for some good family pictures!

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    1. Wendy her shade of blonde is just in between the girls, really they make a very attractive trio as I'm sure you can imagine...!

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  5. My gosh, what a cutie. It's hard to resist those big brown eyes, isn't it? I have a little one in my lap right now. I've always had very, very big dogs, definitely not lap-ready, so this is a nice change. I see Mr. BP enjoys it too!

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    1. MrBP LOVES her, we are sitting with her on the floor right now, just a baby she is, but she'll be a large dog so no furniture cuddling.
      I like small dogs too, especially Lola my friend Sara's dog. Remember her?

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  6. I get it Dani! My bro has a puppy and the joy and cheer is unexpected and amazing! It has taken a little getting used to as we have new chores but they are worth it. I don't think I could be without a dog again. Scout looks a dream as well!

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    1. Naomi the chores are up but we were talking today about our stage of life, without little kids we have much more time for training the dog and it's quite cozy, and of course so much easier.

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  7. My goodness scout is adorable! Scout has beautiful hair color. Please tell me will she shed? How large will she become? One last question ,has any one had allergic reactions to her yet? My daughter is allergic to dogs and some breeds more than others. Enjoy ! I think Scout will love taking walks with you!

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    1. Hi Anon, she will shed a little, her mother is a Golden Retriever and her father a Standard Poodle. She's an "F1" Golden Doodle or Groodle (Australian term). No allergic reactions and my daughter has mild allergies, MrBP is allergic (deathly) to cats and mildly to golden retrievers, no reactions here and they are a pretty good test. Of course we spent time at the kennel to test it out before we committed to a puppy, I would recommend that course of action, worked for us.
      Yes she'll need walks and I can't tell you how nice it will be for me to have company! Thank you.

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  8. Adorbs! I swear by the umbilical cord training...I even used to take ours to meetings with me until they were old enough/ready to behave. BTW...you've hit the jackpot with a calm puppy! ;)

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    1. Rebecca, well you know MrBP is a bit of a dog whisperer so he picked the calm puppy,she was also the largest female, I think she's going to be a pretty big dog. Her paws are huge! Thanks for the encouragement on the umbilical cord method, it really is working so far, it just seems easy to have that in place.

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  9. Adorable! What a sweet little pup (Mr BP's sweater looks like a very cosy place to curl up in too - don't blame Scout at all!).

    We had to move our dog to my Dad's house when we sold our old house 4 years ago - the subsequent renting then renovations meant that we've not reclaimed him. And I don't think he actually wants to come home with us now! He loves living on the 20 acres at Dads, plus the other dogs for company, plus my Dad is much more permissive with him - he spends a lot of time when he's inside lying on my Dad's lap being patted (he was never allowed on the sofa when he lived with us). He's always very happy to see us when we arrive... then he makes sure he hangs behind dads legs when we leave to ensure we don't nab him and take him home! I do see another dog in our future though - the children are campaigning that when the renovations are finished we're to get another (although they'd like scruffy, our dog, home... but I really don't think he wants to come back at all!).
    Enjoy, and hope the crate training goes well xx

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    1. Heidi well I think you already know it but Scruffy is your Dad's dog now! He sounds like a cute little creature and I bet he'd be sad to leave the Utopia of your Dad's property... and lap! Maybe you could get a new puppy at some point, your children would be invested in the process and have memories of that very short puppy bonding time.
      The crate training seems to be working though I can see she is going to outgrow it very quickly, I'm going to have to source a bigger crate next week!

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  10. Oh what a sweetie! Can't wait to see her!

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    1. Dannie you will love her, give me a call so we can get together this week, I'd love for you to meet Scout!

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  11. She looks absolutely adorable Dani, and I'm sure you're right about this being a good time in your family's life to get a dog - you won't be the only one doing all the dog care!

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  12. What a face . I can't imagine not having a dog. You can do no wrong and such wonderful company. I keep a basket in the kitchen and move the other around the house. You'll be surprized how quickly they train as Scout will want to please you. Did she miss her family the first night?
    Enjoy!

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  13. She is utterly gorgeous! The children would love a dog here, but we have two cattens and no yard to speak of, so there is no chance of a hound for us. If we lived in a house about 5 times bigger, maybe

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  14. Scout is adorable, but I would still advise to hide your shoes. :D

    My dog is 11 1/2 years old and still acts like a puppy sometimes.

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  15. I just love, love, love Scout. What a joy!

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  16. Scout is adorable! Try the new App Waterlogue.com to transform the Iphone photos you take of her into watercolor renditions! You will love the look! We've been doing this with photos of our minature longhaired dachshund Frankie.

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  17. I love scout, and Nellie approves, too! (Nellie is our 3yo doodle. Hehe.) I think the "not letting her out of your sight" method is great... we did that too... though I didn't know that was a real method; I just didn't want her chewing up all the furniture/going potty inside without me being able to whisk her outside.

    Yes, Scout is so gorgeous, I am so happy for you all.

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  18. What a sweetiepie! Looks smart, too.

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  19. Oh I bet she's as cute as a box of monkeys!

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