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Hi everyone!

I haven't been posting on here as much, but I'm still reading along and trying to keep up with everyone.

I figured that you all would like an update on the progess I've been making on my search for the perfect baby!

Pellinore was born on 10-10-10 and he's a perfectly healthy little guy! I have yet to see a picture of him, but I'm sure he's precious! Bonnie told me that he's ice white and absolutely beautiful. I'm going to be getting pictures of him next month. His momma is Misty and his daddy is Go-Go. I just can't wait to see the first picture of him!! :chili:

and now that he's been born, I feel so unprepared! :blink: I've been collecting all kinds of supplies, but I don't want to overlook something. If you guys have any tips for bringing the first puppy home or suggestions for neccessities, please share! Thanks!! :blush:

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OMG I am SO SO excited for you! Nothing more exciting than bringing home a new puppy!!! And I know you have had a long wait...only a few more months to go! i'm sure now that he's born, it feels more "real" :) Cant wait to see his pics!! Congrats!
 

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Oh Boy! Oh Boy!! I can't wait to see his pictures either!!!! :aktion033:

Let's see....supplies.....

Xpen
food and water bowls
Nutracal / Pediacare
keep him on the food that Bonnie had him on for a while
spring water
toys
pee pee pads and holder
comfy little bed
small crate
either a nylabone or dried sweet potatos to chew on
brush & comb & small elastic bands
puppy shampoo
 

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Congratulations! What a great birthdate! You will love your little guy so much. Bonnie's puppies are as sweet as can be. Post pictures soon.:aktion033:
 

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Thank you guys so much! I hope you guys realize how big of a role you all played in me getting him. Without spoiled maltese, I would've been supporting a byb or a puppymill and just thinking about it breaks my heart! Sm is truly an amazing place to learn!

Pat-

Xpen- the bigger the better? I found a zebra print one I want, I just don't know what size to buy!

Spring water- keeps the tear stains down? I use a pure filter on my sink.. Is that like spring water? lol I'm clueless when it comes to different classifications of water...

Puppy shampoo- earthbath counts.. right? or do I need a shampoo that's specifically for puppies?
 

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Thank you guys so much! I hope you guys realize how big of a role you all played in me getting him. Without spoiled maltese, I would've been supporting a byb or a puppymill and just thinking about it breaks my heart! Sm is truly an amazing place to learn!

Pat-

Xpen- the bigger the better? I found a zebra print one I want, I just don't know what size to buy!

Spring water- keeps the tear stains down? I use a pure filter on my sink.. Is that like spring water? lol I'm clueless when it comes to different classifications of water...

Puppy shampoo- earthbath counts.. right? or do I need a shampoo that's specifically for puppies?
Your pup will be spending a lot of time in this pen, so make sure it's large enough to hold his bed, peepee pad, food/water bowls and toys. The soft side pen might work, but the metal ones are larger and can be configured in many ways. Maybe you'll want both pens eventually....:whistle:

Filter water is good. :thumbsup:

shampoo....not sure....read the label on earthbath to make sure it's ok for puppies.

This is so exciting!
 

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Congratulations!!! Your baby is finally in this world and so close to being in your arms :D You've done so much research and preparation already, you'll do great!
 

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I feel like "we're going to have a baby" - sort of like when friends have babies (actually my friends, children, are now having babies).

Annie - I'm so happy for you - you're going to make a wonderful mom.

((Hugs))
 

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Bonnie had mentioned that she has a couple of male puppies that are (were) available. I'm so glad that you're getting one of them and we can watch it grow up on SM. Can't wait to see pictures.

Annie -- I'm so very happy for you. I know that you've waited such a long time for that perfect little fluff. So many things to think about. Have you even thought of a name yet?
 

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Do you have the registered names on Misty and GoGo? I am such a pedigree junkie. I like to see who is related, but don't recall seeing those call names before.
 

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Annie, here is the pen I have for Bailey:

It looks like the same one as in the link you posted.

I actually have the 4 panel and the bigger 8 panel...and I LOVE them!!! The big one is set up in our family room all the time and Bailey stays in there while I'm at work during the day. It's big enough to hold his bed, puppy pad holder and water bowl, etc. This pen is HUGE though (the sides are tall) and takes up a lot of room, so keep that in mind. It works well for us...but Bailey is bigger than Pellinore will be. For him, you would probably be fine with the 4 panel pen. We use this one as the travel pen, to take to other people's houses when we visit, or to hotels. I really love these pens.

I got the 4 panel on Amazon for like $35 a few months back which I thought was a good deal! I had a coupon so I ended up getting the bigger one for $30 :) These have been a GREAT investment!!!
 

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?Dog Pen Pet Pen Play Pen Puppy + 2 Extra Panels CI-604 - eBay (item 170558392944 end time Oct-30-10 13:57:46 PDT)

Would that work as a pen? It's not metal, but it has panels... Would metal be a better bet?

My shampoo says okay to use on dogs over 6 weeks I believe! Yay! :D



Thank you guys so much! I'm glad that you're all excited for me! I can't wait until he's older! When I called earlier this week he still had his little eyes closed! Awe!

I have an Iris pen, they are great and I really like the idea of extra panels....just in case you think he needs more room. I also have a metal one and a soft sided canvas one. :blush: oh my goodness. I use them all at times for different reasons. (hey I have to justify these purchases, right?):HistericalSmiley:

Oh one more thing. When I have had puppies around I placed a remenant piece of vinal flooring under the pen (in case of accidents). Of course you could also use a shower curtain, plastic table cloth, etc....
 
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