Oh yes! Another girl in the house... a beautiful bouncy baby girl with four very furry legs!!! (Spell checker is not working - please ignore my bad spelling!!!!)
Could she possibly be the cutest thing on the planet?? Sort of a cross between an Ewok (Star Wars) and and packet of cotton balls!!
We have always promised the girls a puppy when we bought a house, and we had plans for Santa to bring one for Christmas, but a few weeks back I was stopping by the gorgeous (and talented) kim's blog and we discovered that their Roxy had just had another litter, the very moment the girls saw the photo of Bella, they were smitten, how could we possibly refuse??!! So after lots of emails and a visit a couple of weeks back, we called round today to collect our furry bundle. Bella is a maltese Shih Tzu cross and was 8 weeks yesterday, full of mischief and a little fiesty - a perfect fit for my gaggle of girls!
She has fitted straight in, no accidents inside, and has been going potty outside or on potty mats in "her room" (a portacot in the playroom) We wanted a "safe place" for meal times, rest times and most importantly bedtime, a place the little ones know they must leave Miss Bella to rest or eat etc. It is also perfect for days when we will not able to take her in the car with us.
She has met the cats and although the cats have been a little apprehensive, I am sure they will soon be firm friends. Each of the girls picked out special things for Bella - pink bowls, pink collar and lead, pink harness and of course lots of pink toys, a Dora fleece blanket was deemed to now be Bella's and even a toy dog "so that she won't miss her brothers".
(please excuse these two flash photos - it was after baths and just before bedtime - a few last cuddles before hitting the hay!!)
All and all our first day with Bella has been wonderful - we expect a few sleepless nights, but we are firm with her sleeping in "her room" and we are sure she will very quicky adapt.
She has taken a real shining to one fluffy toy too = we call it "wubby" a puppy toy made by the Kong brand - she has been "killing" it and growling at it and carrying dragging it around all afternoon then promptly falls asleep on it. Tennis balls are another favourite - we got her a mini sized one thinking it would be the perfect size except she prefers the normal size ones even though she has to drag them as her mouth is not big enough to carry them!! LOL!!
So, I want to thank Kim and her wonderful family again for raising a gorgeous little thing who we adore already. She is Perfect! We are so lucky!!! xoxox
On a total side note, I spent most of this weekend doing back to back photo shoots - three in total and all very different but all with one big thing in common = three beautiful special families - I had a great time with each of you and look forward to sharing your sneak peeks in the coming days. The bookings are starting to really come in now as word of mouth is getting out there - I am now taking bookings for October and November.