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Title: New Grandbaby
Post by: eyeamdry on July 18, 2011, 09:17:33 PM

Hi y'all, those of you with all the grandchildren.  I don't have any and never will and this is ok with me, but I do have a new granddog.  My daughter has a 10 week old puppy who is a mix of papion and Charles Something Spaniel and she is sooooooooo cute.  My daughter lost her two pet cats last year and one was 19 1/2 and the other 20 when they died.  The cats were sisters from the same bunch, and I told her that most people don't keep their kids for 20 years.

She has been lost since her cats died and finally picked out this pup from the animal rescue.  Do not think the dog was "free or cheap" though.  It was $450 and about blew my socks off.  I don't know how these places work, but a dog isn't free any more.  They even called her landlord checking up on her.  I can realize this and why they do it.  Too many ppl get pets and don't care about them.

So, the pup loves to chew on pig's ears whatever they are, so now I can buy her a Christmas present.  My daughtyer is haing an awful time trying to train the dog.  She wants the dog to sleep with her and the dog has pooped on her bed and peed on her pillow.  I told her to use the crate, but she doesn't want any suggestions.  So now when my friends dig out their gkid pics, I'll be sure to have one of my granddog. lol.  I will dog sit but only after the dog is trained.  Lucy
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Cricket on July 18, 2011, 09:24:14 PM

I think all new babies (human or animal) are adorable.

Hope you and your daughter enjoy her.
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Patze on July 19, 2011, 04:29:48 AM
Aaaaawwwww Lucy, that combo does sound so cute!!!  And tell your daughter congratulations!

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: lynnmarie219 on July 19, 2011, 04:57:53 AM
Congrats grandma! Granddogs and grandcats count!  :)

Hope your daughter gets her house training under control soon...I'm sure she will do fine with a little time and love!
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Cheryl on July 19, 2011, 05:48:18 AM
Enjoy your new grandpup!  Does he have a name yet?
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Bucky on July 19, 2011, 11:46:24 AM
Lucy - congratulations on your new fur grandbaby!!   ;D

I never realized that rescue animals could cost so much!   :o  Wow!

If your daughter doesn't want to cage the pup until she is potty trained, she can expect to have more accidents on her bed!  That would be like laying a small baby on her bed with no diaper on!  'Ya just wouldn't do it.

From hearing stories from different people with new puppies, I just don't think I have the energy, patience, or time for a puppy (no matter how cute they are).  They DO go through the chewing stage - I hope your daughter has a bunch of chew items for her.

Enjoy your new baby!!   :D

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Joe S. on July 19, 2011, 02:11:28 PM
Potty training is so hard when they are so young. I would suggest paper training first and then out for walkies. Artimes, an Owl, was toilet trained in about a week. She did not like people watching her and would only go in the motor home. Kitty her owner was frustrated with having to have her in the motor home when they traveled to Renfests. Our Westies were paper trained as puppies and then the paper was moved outside. They will come to sleep with you when ever they can get away with it. Christy slept with Jan an I. Misty slept with me or the girls. Trinket slept with Jan.

Potty training first then sleeping arrangements.
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Katybarstool on July 19, 2011, 02:17:04 PM

Enjoy your new grandbaby. I'm with you, I love baby anythings! I can't imagine having a dog sleep on my bed though!
Would love to see a picture.

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Scottietottie on July 19, 2011, 06:19:12 PM
I'm happy for you! Any chance of a photo?   :)   I love puppies.  :)
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Daisy1234 on July 19, 2011, 09:20:55 PM
Hi Lucy:

Many congrats on the new grandog puppy :).   I am an avid animal lover myself as well as having been a professional dog obedience trainer.   Would agree with the others, putting a small young and untrained dog on the bed to sleep is just like a baby without a diaper.  Nothing like watching out for where one puts one's head when they are snoozing lol.

Do want to say a hearty "Good for your daughter" that she's giving this little one a wonderful home, but it is always best that the owner gets some training so that they can allow the dog to realize its full potential and live a happy life.  The types of dogs you mention (King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and Papillion) are breeds that often live to 16 yrs so it may be in her best interest and certainly that of the pup's to take a good puppy training class to learn how to do the basic commands and also socialize the dog.  Socialization is so important for puppies.

Wishing her, the grandpup and you the best of luck,

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Meld256 on July 20, 2011, 04:52:41 AM
Congrats, Lucy!  ;)    We'll look forward to any pictures you might be able to post.  Puppies are so adorable; and a lot of work to begin with, but so worth it. 

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Joe S. on July 20, 2011, 05:32:13 AM
Some times Grandparents have to take care of their grandpups for a while. Our daughter and her family are in the process of moving and their 5+ year old beagle, Chloe, came to stay with Jan and I until they move into their new home. As I moved from the chair to the couch last night Chloe took what I vacated. She has her bed but prefers mine.

It is too hot to sleep together. She must feel a little cool this morning. As she pawed the blanket on the couch for a pillow, she covered herself with the rest of the blanket. That may have been habit for her because she just kicked it off.

Being a beagle she had to snoop through the whole house last night looking for her family before she would settle down.
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: eyeamdry on July 20, 2011, 03:19:20 PM
I'll see if I can get a pic posted.  Puppy is really cute and I'm not a dog lover, but will have to be for this one. 
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Rhonda on July 20, 2011, 05:49:45 PM
Congratulations Grandma!  Being an animal lover, I can certainly share your joy!  He's just 10 weeks old - he'll catch on and will bring you many years of joy.   

Congratsulations again!
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: eyeamdry on July 25, 2011, 08:10:05 PM
Daughter brought the grand puppy over tonight.  First time we all had time to interact.  This puppy is absolutely so cute.  I am not too much of an animal person but must say she has won my heart.  We were in the house for awhile and then all went outside.  The pup rolled and romped and chewed to her hearts content.  Gramp really had a great time and I think they will be great friends.  If we keep the pup, Gramp will have the rule. 

I want to put a picture on here of her.  I have a couple of pix but I am not sure how to do it.  I will figure out asap and will share her.  She is really a handsome pup.  I don't think she will be very big (good) and the vet said about 20 lbs max.  My daughter lives in an apt so this is good.  She has the puppy using the crate to good advantage.  Daughter is learning that what other people told her was true, but she has to be the "boss."  Dog has only had on accident in the house in the last few days.  At night, the dog slept in the crate for 7 or 8 hours with one potty break.

The pup was so tired from her visit, she was lying on our lawn spread eagle feeling the cool clean grass on her belly.  She was totally pooped and fell asleep on their way home.  She was then crated for a sleep.  I think this dog will bring us all lots of fun.  Lucy
Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Patze on July 26, 2011, 04:18:09 AM
Aaawwwwww Lucy, she sounds sooooo cute!!!  :D 

Title: Re: New Grandbaby
Post by: Poochie on July 27, 2011, 12:56:20 AM
Congrats on the new furry grandbaby.  I too love them just as much as the human kind. 

I hope the Pap side of this duo breed comes to be.  We had a King Charles Cavalier for a while and he was a hand full.  We finally had to get him a new home because we just couldn't put up with his running off all the time.  He was quite a Hondini when he came to getting out of the fence.  A friend of ours took him to live with them on a farm and he was happy as lark.  So I didn't feel to bad about letting him go. 

Now of course we have our 2 Australian Shepherds.  The girls are such good pups.  Training them was a snap.  They are as smart as whip and most of the time out smart us.  Sometimes I could swear they are smiling at us like, "Wouldn't you just like to know what we are up too." :D  But I love them dearly.

Again, congrats Grandmom.

Hugs, Pooh