Sunday, 19 December 2010

Puppy-Proofing The House And Setting Up Prada's Den

I am flying away on a holiday tomorrow and I wanted to start sorting out Prada's room before I left.
I have tried my best to puppy proof the living room where she will mostly be, but I must say it isn't going too well!
We have so many wires around the house and despite me trying my best to stack them in a corner, I still think she can get to them. Lets hope she doesn't like wires! I will spray them with bitter anti-chew spray nearer the time she is coming home.
I have also set up her pink Petitude playpen but it is HUGE! It wouldn't fit in  the room if I completely unfold it, but I somehow managed to set it up without having to unfold the whole thing. I have put in her Furrari bed from Haute Diggity and some baby chew toys for her in the playpen.
I will also put in her Pettapotty as soon as it arrives.
Hopefully she will like her new den :)
I love her Crown food bowl! Unfortunately the manufacturer doesn't make them anymore.


I am also TRYING to organize her wardrobes, but the HUGE problem with that is that she has too many things and hey won't all fit. I don't have the space for another wardrobe neither :(
So what I have done is I have separated her clothes, collars, booties and accessories into 2 groups:
Puppy size and Adult size. 
Her adult clothes are in her 2 wardrobes upstairs and in her pink suitcase.
I put the other 2 puppy wardrobes downstairs next to her playpen.
As you can see they are absolutely stuffed! I wish I could get the Bon Pet Armorie because it would solve all my problems! They do not ship it to England though because of the weight :( 

I am very excited that the countdown is almost over! Just 3 weeks and 2 days left to go till my little baby comes home!
I will keep you posted.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

It's A Small World!

Three days ago I was browsing through some of my friends on Facebook who own chihuahuas, just keeping myself up to date with what has been going on with everyone. I saw a comment on one of the pages and there it was! Prada's little eyes were staring back at me from another user's profile picture!
At first I was confused, then I compared the picture with the one Jane had sent me and noticed some differences in the puppy.
After some detective work (LOL) I was 99% sure the two photos had 3 things in common:
1. Both had the same couch in the background
2.Both had the same blue carpet
3.Both had cute fluffy little white/cream chihuahuas on them

I emailed the user asking her if she had got her puppy from Jane, and to be honest I think  I freaked her out a tad !
I think she thought we were scammed or something, but then after chatting for a bit we came to the conclusion that she is the new mum of Prada's little fluffy brother, Neo.
I think it is great because now we can stay in touch and watch our puppies grow together.
Who knows, perhaps some day they can be reunited! (admittedly we live about 6 hrs away but I am sure if it comes to it we can manage).
Danielle absolutely adores Neo (her little 'sna bah') and she is as excited as I am to bring Neo home.

These are some of Prada, Neo and Crystal's recent photos. Enjoy :)

This is Prada's latest photo. I think I can almost tell that she is cream with a white marking on her forehead!

This is a another photo of Prada when she was 5 days younger. Can you tell the resemblance to Neo's photo?

This is Crystal's photo

And this is wee Neo. He is the whitest of the pups

A photo of Neo when he was much younger

Love Neo's short little feet!

In this photo from left to right: Crystal, Neo, and a cute grumpy looking sable chihuahua destined to go to Ireland (I will find out her name and post it later)

Friday, 10 December 2010

The Count Down Begins!

A wise man once said "The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for your pooch to come home "  
                                                                                                      
If all goes well, we just have to wait a few days until Prada comes home with us. The trouble that I am having now is that I don't want to take the little one on a 5-6 hour long train journey on the way back. I am trying to find a friend to drive me there and back and perhaps we can spend a day or two in a dog friendly hotel to make the journey easier, we'll see how that goes!
Meanwhile my little Prada is growing fast.
The puppies are so happy and bouncy these days.
Prada does seem to be the sweetest and calmest one of the bunch.
And yes Crystal is still the chubbiest LOL
Jane has officially confirmed that Crystal loves food now more than ever!
This is their latest video, hope you enjoy!
video
Prada is the little white/cream pup lying on the blankie for a while at the start of the video.