This was another stinking hot week and we, again, didn’t get out as much as we wanted to. We did, however, manage to take all six puppies to a shopping centre for the Boxing Day Sales which was excellent. We saw so many different nationalities at these sales that it was well worth the excursion. It was a big day, and it was reassuring that some of the puppies were relaxed enough to sleep in this busy environment.
We also took the puppies out to another shopping strip during the week where we had to fight out way through crowds, which was also a good experience for them.
We managed to get everyone happy and relaxed in their crate to sleep through the night this week. The only puppy that was a bit exceptional was Kelinni, who objected to being crated in the puppy area but was quiet next to our bed. Not only did this upset the other puppies, to hear Kelinni crying, but it also made me worry that Kelinni would get into the habit of making noise in her crate. Because of this, we compromised and had Kelinni next to our bed (in a crate) at night. Her new home was happy to continue to have her sleep like this, and I suggested they move her crate out of the bedroom over time if they want her to sleep somewhere else.
Apart from Kelinni, all puppies were sleeping through the nights in their crate quietly, and by themselves. Success!
And then, just as I had got them to be pretty good little dogs, it was time for them to go!
Our puppies come with quite a puppy pack, and I had these all ready for them to go when their puppies were collected. They also go with a crate to sleep in in their new home, and lots of other bits and pieces, of course.
Alfalfa went to a home to be ‘co-parented’ by a mum and adult son team. Man and Jakkalberry went to homes with young children, with the whole family much anticipating their arrival. Kelinni went to a young child-less couple and will get the opportunity to dabble in showing and sports. Daisy went to a home with young kids to join another border terrier and be involved in working on the farm, dog sports, and maybe showing as well. Finally, Boomer went to a family of triathletes! So he gets to lead a busy life running, swimming and everything else.
At home, we’re just happy to take a breath and be puppyless for a few months before we get around to doing it all again!