|Well, you seem to smell fine - for a human|
|Don't worry, this pink nose is what I was born with. It'll be like a little black button very soon, I promise - I'm working on it!|
|Len opened his hands and he was happy to sit there without wriggling away - a sign for sure!|
Many puppies (typically those with white hair and from the Bichon line, which Havanese are) can be tear stained whilst they are teething - poor little mites. Mama here has cotton pads to keep his eyes clean with pure water as a start - he has a whole area set aside for his 'dressing room'!
It took us ages to choose his name, Len came up with Dudley quite quickly as a contender and we went round and round the houses with various options, bringing his lovely Auntie Sarn into the 'name game'. We already had treats and toys from her waiting from mid-September!
We settled on Dudley as his name (before that he'd been known as Little Boy to us purely to differentiate from his big brother, who we dubbed Big Boy). Dudley (LB) as a name reminds us of Dudley Moore - small, amusing and even cute!
Cherie, the breeder, kept us well updated with photos and video clips whilst we waited (for what seemed like forever) before we could bring him home on Thursday 27th September:
|Aged about seven weeks, what a difference one week makes - he's obviously doing some serious thinking here! Sitting on a fleece and deciding what to do next - perhaps even a whoopsie?|
|Dudley with his precious monkey - aged four and a half months - lying on a table beside Len's desk|
|Aged 6 months and needing a hair cut!|
|Just lying here, keeping one eye open just in case|
|I'm having a snooze, and sucking on a hide bone as I'm teething right now - not smoking a cheroot!|
|All of a sudden my hair really grew and this is my first top knot! Kinda looking regal huh? Aged eight and a half months|