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Well, we arrived at JD's after 2pm, had a nice cuddle with Max pre bath, then we went out to see Woody and Woodetta, Basil and Luna (who I had a nice cuddle with, she's so big and wriggly but gorgeous!!). Stephen then very kindly took us over to see the bitches and Ziggy, Fester, Yum-Yum and Buzz, and we may have even seen some very very tiny but cute little puppies, whilst Max was bathed. He was such a fluffball afterwards :D

The journey home was about 3 hours. Max spent the first hour on my lap, licking me, snuggling into my neck, and generally being wriggly and excited :D he then settled down for a few short naps and was very good whilst I nipped into McDonalds for milkshakes and then Tesco for yogurt and chicken..

He went straight into the garden when we got home and had a good look round and did 3 wees. Then into the house, where he did 2 more tiny wees... ahem. He went into his crate a couple of times for a look and to drag out a toy or 2. As my sister and niece were leaving, he did a poo on his rug, which was a bit of a pain but nevermind! He was fed at 9pm, Origen and some chicken and yogurt, as advised by Stephen, and he ate most of what I put down, in his crate. He had some water too, then he passed out for a bit once the kids were in bed.

We took him out at 11pm, but he didn't do anything, so we popped him in his crate and went to bed. He whimpered for a bit, and it was horrid, but he did settle down until 4am when he started again. Hubby and me came down, and I took him outside where he did 2 poos after a few minutes :D Yay :D Hubby then went back to bed and I stayed down with Max, dozing and cuddling. I gave him some water, which he drank happily, and he is now snoozing on the sofa next to the kids whilst they play on the XBox..

Kids have a swimming lesson at 9am, I am hoping to get a nap in somewhere this afternoon! Must send Hubby out for some more kitchen roll!

Will be ordering the NI today, the sooner we move onto 70's poo the better! I have added some picture (not of poo hahaha) below, I should think we will take lots more today!!

Getting to grips with the camera bag strap before his bath..


Cuddles with Hubby whilst I go through the puppy pack with Julia


His "cute as anything look"


Relaxing at home


He likes this spot alot!


Playing with Oscar (who is not drunk, honest!)


It's so great to have him home, but it seems slightly surreal at times!! :eek:
 

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Oh Sarah, so happy for you, he looks so at home already (and how cute is Oscar?!)
I know what you mean about it feeling surreal, Ciara and I spent the first few days looking at Izzy and saying "that's our puppy!" :D
It's a big help being school hols and not having the mad morning routine to contend with :)
Hope you get your nap this afternoon, keep the pics coming :)
 

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Welcome MAX!!!:)Well done you! Sounds like its all going nicely,apart from pooey rug and no sleeeeep! The first couple ofdays and nights were a bit hit and miss until you and pup get into some sort of routine,but i promise it does get better:D Ahhhh he is such a cutie Sarah,you have waited so long for him and have known from the start that you loved him,this is one special puppy:) Cant wait to meet him at some point,there are a few of us on here now from norfolk/suffolk with pups so there are no excuses to get together! Maybe beginning of sept somewhere? x

Oh and i agree with Ali...thank god its the summer hols!!!!!! even though im getting up an hr earlier than i would for school at the mo!
 

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Hurrah Max is home!!!!
Had to laugh at your photo with Oscar in it (yes he does look drunk) but even more funny i thought to myself give it a few days and theres no way you'll be leaving those shoes there ! he will be chewing them to bits ha ha

Hope you have a good full day with him have fun dx
 

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Congratulations Sarah! Must be so wonderful to have Max home finally. :) I agree, he looks as cute as anything snuggled up to your hubby's chest!

I'm sure it's going to be a good few days/weeks of trials and tribulations! Do share all of them with us. We will never tire of hearing of them!

A big cuddle for Max. I'm so pleased for you Sarah! ::D:D:D

Karen xx
 

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How lovely Sarah! What a fab first day Max had with you and he is such a cutie! I look forward to hearing your updates and seeing more photos! :)
 

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Thanks everyone Donna, the shoes are hubby's so it's up to him, I will bare it in mind for my shoes though haha!!

I've just ordered the NI, the lady was so nice on the phone and I am now really looking forward to it arriving! I weighed Max and he is 2.6kg, but that was after his breakfast :D

He is out in the garden playing with Ellie at the moment, so I am off to join them :)
 

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Had Pixie weighed yesterday she is 3.35kg and Buffy is a dinky one at 2.8kg So looks like Max will be a lovely size like his mum x
 

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Yes he is still dinky, but that's fine by me! I gave your name Becky so you should be hearing from them soon! :D
 

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i'd forgotten how much kitchen role you get through with a new puppy (and i've only had Betty 14 months today). my friends puppy (a mini dacshund was way worse than betty for accidents that i was getting through kitchen role at a rate of knots!!!

Max looks gorgeous but then i am biased as i think he looks quite like Betty did as a little puppy!!

It really is a culture shock when you first bring the puppy home and i couldn't get mh head around this puppy wandering around my house!!!
 

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Aaah Sarah, Max is gorgeous and he's been so good for you. Only 3 sleeps till we get Barney, can't wait!

What yoghurt are you feeding Max? I may get some as I understand it settles an upset tummy (just in case).

Julie x
 

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Yeah!! Hope he's not having many accidents today. Sounds like he had a good first day/night though. And he's still really little :). Lovely photos xxx
 

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Aw love his cute as anything pic,what a little darling!! Its a lot like having a new baby,our youngest dog is 9 weeks and you have to have eyes on the back of your head lol but they are so much fun too xxx
 

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He's such a good boy, nothing is phasing him. The washing machine and dishwasher have been on, Hubby has been playing the piano, the TV has been on, phone has rang and nothing has worried him at all - apart from being in the crate with the door closed whilst we ate! He's a lovely snuggly boy, who loves his cuddles and belly rubs, typical Cockapoo I think!!

Thank you all for your lovely comments, we are definitely loving having him home xx
 

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So it's 4.15am... Max went into his crate at 11pm, and whined and cried and moaned from then on until Hubby came down around 1.30pm.. I then got 1 hours sleep. Hubby came back to bed and Max kept whining so at 4am I gave up and came downstairs, let Max outside and he did a poo. He is now snuggled next to me pretending to be asleep. I can't let him keep crying all night in fear of him waking the small people :( Will I ever sleep again?!
 
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I know how you feel Sarah, Daisy is an older pup and still getting used to her crate with us but she has made so much progress in the week that we have had her. I can't believe she doesn't wake our children up but by some miracle she doesn't! :)

She was howling at 3am and than again at 5am! I got up at 5am as it was not much earlier than I get up anyway and I didn't want her having an accident.

I know it is hard but try leaving her if you can, you might be surprised with the children, they might sleep through it like mine! :)
 

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So it's 4.15am... Max went into his crate at 11pm, and whined and cried and moaned from then on until Hubby came down around 1.30pm.. I then got 1 hours sleep. Hubby came back to bed and Max kept whining so at 4am I gave up and came downstairs, let Max outside and he did a poo. He is now snuggled next to me pretending to be asleep. I can't let him keep crying all night in fear of him waking the small people :( Will I ever sleep again?!
Aw I am sure it will get better. We all used ear plugs when George first came home. So we didn't hear him much and now he goes to bed at about 10.30 and I get up anytime between 6 and 7, and we have no noise. I am so glad I didn't hear him through the night as I would have crumbled and got up with him and so didn't want to do that. It's hard when there are small children who need their sleep. I remember that from when my other dog was a pup and my children were 2 and 6. Very early days for you yet, he looks gorgeous, enjoy:)
 
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