Thursday, 27 September 2018

Squeal! Today is Dudley Day!!

We're off to collect little Dudley later on this morning. This was him on Tuesday at the breeder's house, playing hide and seek! He's a real character and there's gonna be some fun (and very busy) times ahead :)
We're so very grateful for all the photos and videos which we've been sent by the breeder - charting the past almost four weeks of waiting for him. And his little nose is getting blacker as the pigment kicks in, but we've always said it could be sky blue pink with purple spots on - so long as he's happy and healthy.

The house and garden have been 'puppy proofed' to within an inch of their lives. This is an example of the upstairs banister railings:
Taking no chances that he sticks his head, followed by his little body, between the white uprights ........... it's a looooong fall onto a tiled hallway. Clever 'Len the Inventor' went and bought a roll of brown clematis netting (after I trawled for hours trying to find the right ready made thing on line) - I think he did a great job using cable ties and ingenuity, and until Dudley is bigger it's some peace of mind (watching that he doesn't decide to chew through it!) for the odd time he will come up, in my arms until he's big enough to manage stairs, to help in my craft room. I suspect that for a while when alone with him I'll be downstairs in any case though. And of course we have puppy gates all over the house - kitchen/hallway, top and bottom of stairs and a spare one to move round as needed.

A friend of Len's did say at archery yesterday that, no matter how well prepared you think you are for a new puppy - there will always be that one thing you've forgotten! Eeeeek - I wonder what he eats?!?! Joke :) x

27 comments:

Greta said...

Oh my gosh--beyond cute!! I'm sure the adrenaline will kick in & give you puppy energy! Just wish I could come visit for a puppy fix! Congrats Ms Di & Len & Dudley!

Christine Alexander said...

awe he's so cute, don't forget to puppy proof your shoes :)

Megan J said...

Hi Di, Dudley looks quite content playing hide and seek at the breeders house, I'm sure he'll still find places to hide at your place once he arrives... and probably get up to mischief too.... have a wonderful week.... give Dudley lots of cuddles from us all in the playground.... Megan

Diane said...

Hello Di,
Dudley looks gorgeous. It is true, no matter how prepared the puppy will find something. Shoes, any decorative items or ornaments under hip height are fair game, but the one thing that took me by surprise is socks. I was forever finding them hidden around the house. I found that Archie quickly found he could pull them from the dryer rack, even caught him stealing them from the washing pile on the kitchen floor whilst I was sorting the washing. Always managed to steal one without me seeing him....he is 3 now and still does it!
Good luck!

brenda said...

That little black nose could be our Poppy peeking through, her nost is like a shiny black button. Exciting times and he is going to keep you on your toes.

B x

Sarn said...

GOOD LUCK Mate . . . I have every confidence in your ability to keep Dudley out of trouble Bwwwhaaa hahaaaaaaa!!!! Happy snuggling and cuddling xxx

Maxine D said...

Oh Di what a gorgeous looking wee man Dudley is - all the best!
Blessings
Maxine

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Di he is adorable. I hope he settles quickly and that you all have lots of fun. Hugs Jackie xxx

Cathy said...

Awwww! He's adorable Di, how exciting! As you say fun and happy times ahead, Cathy x

Carol L said...

He is really a cute puppy and I wish you and Len many years of happy times when he comes to live with you :)

Pat said...

Good luck Di and it looks as though you are well prepared for cute little Dudley, and many happy and fun times ahead. x

Swissie said...

So fun! Good luck! I think you will have a great, quite new life together with him! Looking forward to all cute photos you are going to show.
Hugs, Liv xxx

Brenda in IN said...

He is so adorable and I know you're thrilled it's time to get him. Yes, he probably will chew up something - it's what they do but with that face how can you be mad at him! Keep those pictures coming.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Have fun and enjoy him!!

Andrea Jenkins said...

Oh he is sooo lovely, great fun times ahead. May I say one thing? please, please check where he is before you start the washing machine/dryer or dishwasher. Someone I know had a lovely white kitten, she changed the bed, she didnt check, it was not a happy ending.

Em Louise Fairley said...

He is adorable. Good luck! xoxo

Kath said...

He's adorable Di and I bet you're both getting very excited to have him at your home.
Kath x

Di said...

How strange you should say that Andrea. I was doing last minute washing yesterday and thoughts exactly the same thing. Thanks for the extra nudge. Xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How cuteeeee!!!! :D Just a lovable furry baby that surely will take your hearts!!! Great work from your hubby, well done!!
Make some cuddles to Dudley from me too! I ca't way to meet him on a your new post! :D

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, look at how cute Dudley is! They are so dang cute when they are puppies aren't they?! I'm so excited for you Di but please be careful as I just fell this morning trying to get back my used tissue that Kahlua decided to sneak up and steal. Twisted my knee and it doesn't feel well now. So easy for them to make you fall, so just be aware of that. Looks like you have really puppy proofed the house well! I love Len's idea on the stair railings, clever indeed!!! Good luck with you new guy, I know there will be lots of joy with him! Hugs, Brenda

Nicky said...

He is so cute, hope he is already settled in and showing you all the places he can hide!

Have fun and lots of cuddles, my litle greyhound is nearly 10 and still loves cuddles. He is not much of a lapdog but that doesn't stop him trying lol

Mrs A. said...

Can't wait to see some more photos of him. Hugs Auntie A.

Craftychris said...

Clever Len and oh, Dudley is sooooo sweet! I hope you are having a wonderful time with him! Hugs xxxxxx

ike said...

OMGoodness - how adorable :-) You are going to have fun plus a few troubles I expect LoL xxx

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh Di, I just want to grab Dudley and give him a big hug. What an adorable little sweetie he is, and you have a fun time ahead! Your puppy proofed upstairs railing just makes me laugh...and a big pat on the back to Len for coming up with such a clever solution. Our little Toby never even tried to squeeze through our railings, and in fact was scared to go up and down the stairs at first. That was fine with me as we have open stairs that he could have fallen through easily. Of course, we also kept him confined to the downstairs unless we picked him up and brought him upstairs, so that kept the worry to a minimum. Looking forward to watching Dudley join your family!

scrappymo! said...

So sweet to see your love for your new puppy showing already! Len's idea was brilliant!

Liz said...

Dudley is SO adorable. I hope he's not being too mischievous! Thanks for sharing the photos. xx