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FINALLY! oh my gosh i thought i was going to go insane waiting :chili::chili::chili:

i have sooo many pictures. she's so tiny, i thought i was going to break her:blink: the breeder said she would probably only be 3 or 4lbs.. but i'm hoping on 6 or 7, just to be safe.

to my surprise, everything went amazingly well. she hasn't had but 1/2 an accident :thumbsup: (1/2 because i caught her haha). she's following me around everywhere i go, and she's very happy. the pictures i got from the breeder look nothing like her at all... she was bathed and very white when i got her (all except a few tear stains). she was soft and had no mats. she didn't smell like anything but a puppy, and her ears looked clean. we got all the paperwork, they had done all necessary shots. :w00t: i'm actually very pleased with her.

we're setting up an appointment to the vet, we couldn't get a hold of them earlier. i'm going to give her a bath either today or tomorrow. we've already really bonded (considering we spent well over 8 hours together). she rides well in cars and she's fearless. right now, she's playing with her toys in the kitchen with me :)

she's an angel :innocent:
 

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Shelby, I am so happy everything went well! It's possible that the picture they sent you wasn't even the puppy you picked up.

How much does she weigh now? If she's really tiny, be in the lookout for hypoglycemia. Make sure she eats every couple of hours.

I can't wait to see pictures!
 

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Shelby, if she's clean I wouldn't bathe her right away. Give it a week. She has a lot to adjust to and bathing can be a stress with all that's going on. You can just brush her daily and wash her face where needed with a wet wash cloth. :) Make sure she can rest when she wants and has access to food and water at all times.
 

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thanks everyone :) and i have pictures :D i'll post a couple pictures now :)

i'll probably hold off on the bathing then, i wasn't sure or not - thanks.
she's been eating and pottying very well so far :) she's a brave little girl, and very ornery, haha.

i have no idea what she weighs, i'll get that checked when i go to the vet. i guess i'm used to our bigger dogs :) she seems very tiny!

my favorite one because she really enjoyed the rest stop. it was very nice :)






her face is a little dirty :/


she wanted the camera haha


i promise she's not sad - i think it's the way her hair is. i promise!




she fell asleep :D it was sooo cute. she kept moving into awkward positions haha





her sleeping in her crate


in my arms
 

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I'm so glad she's home safe and sound. Give little Alice puppy kisses from Sweetness and Tessa.
 

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CONGRATS!! One words of caution though - keep her out of the grass and off of the ground outside until she is 16 weeks and has had all of her vaccinations. I have to admit to cringing to seeing the pics of her in the grass, especially at a rest stop. Next time you are in a position where you need to potty her away from home, take a pee pad and put it on the floor in the bathroom, keep her off of the ground outside. The parvo virus lives in the dirt and your baby could pick it up sooo easily. Parvo can be deadly for puppies.

She looks like a real sweetheart and I'm so glad it's all worked out for you!
 

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Alice is adorable! I can't wait for even more pictures (hint, hint, LOL)! :biggrin:
 

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CONGRATS!! One words of caution though - keep her out of the grass and off of the ground outside until she is 16 weeks and has had all of her vaccinations. I have to admit to cringing to seeing the pics of her in the grass, especially at a rest stop. Next time you are in a position where you need to potty her away from home, take a pee pad and put it on the floor in the bathroom, keep her off of the ground outside. The parvo virus lives in the dirt and your baby could pick it up sooo easily. Parvo can be deadly for puppies.

She looks like a real sweetheart and I'm so glad it's all worked out for you!
Great point! :thumbsup:

Parvovirus: Serious Diarrhea in Puppies & Dogs
 

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She cleans up well. Glad you are happy with her. She is very cute. I agree with everyone, wait on bathing for a little while let her get used to her new surroundings first.

:chili:CONGRATULATIONS :chili:
 

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CONGRATS!! One words of caution though - keep her out of the grass and off of the ground outside until she is 16 weeks and has had all of her vaccinations. I have to admit to cringing to seeing the pics of her in the grass, especially at a rest stop. Next time you are in a position where you need to potty her away from home, take a pee pad and put it on the floor in the bathroom, keep her off of the ground outside. The parvo virus lives in the dirt and your baby could pick it up sooo easily. Parvo can be deadly for puppies.

She looks like a real sweetheart and I'm so glad it's all worked out for you!
I had the same thought. But please don't stress about not knowing - before coming to this site I would never have thought about this either. When we are traveling and have to stop we do NOT use the special doggy areas provided but walk him far from there and we make sure we clean up after ourselves.

She is beautiful and I am so happy that you finally have her home. I can't wait to watch her grow up here on SM!
 

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CONGRATS!! One words of caution though - keep her out of the grass and off of the ground outside until she is 16 weeks and has had all of her vaccinations. I have to admit to cringing to seeing the pics of her in the grass, especially at a rest stop. Next time you are in a position where you need to potty her away from home, take a pee pad and put it on the floor in the bathroom, keep her off of the ground outside. The parvo virus lives in the dirt and your baby could pick it up sooo easily. Parvo can be deadly for puppies.

She looks like a real sweetheart and I'm so glad it's all worked out for you!

Great advice Stacy.

Shelby :chili::chili::chili::chili::chili: I am so happy she is with you and she is a cutie. Oh dear me, what is the little girls name? I'm sorry I must have missed it.

Congrats and so happy you are both together. Oh she doesn't look sad in that picture at all, she looks like she is full of love.

Enjoy!!!
 

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Congratulations! :) I hope all continues to go well and that you have lots of happiness together for a long time to come!

I'm glad you found her to be so clean--maybe that earlier picture we were worried about was just a poor quality picture. :) She sure is a fluffy little thing! :wub:
 

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Congratulations on your new baby.. She's so adorable, and I bet with her spunkiness she will keep you on your toes and give you miles of smiles... Best wishes with her..
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