20 May 2011

Favourite Things Friday

My favourite thing this week is the newest member of the family.  Coco the black schnoodle or as Leanne likes to call her Coco Channel, though I don't think she quite lives up to that name yet.  Maybe next week after she has been to the parlor for her first clip and beauty treatment.  She kind of reminds me a bit of a woolley bear at the moment.

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago.


She has been weighed this week and she has put on 2kg since her vaccination at 11 weeks.  I am hoping that she slows the growing down a bit because she is at the size I expected her to be now but I think there will be a bit more growing to go.  My husband is concerned that she won't be able to be carried around, which is what Squid likes to do, I think it will probably be a good thing if Squid can't carry her around because I was beginning to wonder if she could walk at times.

She has had one puppy class which left her exhausted the next day. Yesterday I took her for her first official walk and she slept for most of the afternoon, I am ashamed to say we didn't even make it round the reserve at the front of our house so she isn't a high energy dog which at least means she hasn't got up to too much naughtiness when we are at work and she is in the laundry.  She now stay's outside during the day and I think she is quite enjoying that, but having a dog that doesn't chase birds is a bit strange (I have had foxies previously and they chase anything that moves).  The pigeons are have a lovely time stealing her dry food as she watches them from the step.

Toilet training hasn't been too bad and we haven't found too many nasty surprises in unlikely places (and the one that we did find my hubby had to find it of course... who has the dog under sufferance).  He did concede today that she is a friendly little thing.

Head on over to Mrs P for some more four legged FTF.

  

16 comments:

thea said...
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thea said...

Very cute puppy! A nice addition to the family!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Coco is very cute and it is hard work being so gorgeous and special!

Mistea said...

Lovely four legs.
She looks happy in your family.
Enjoy

Kate said...

Ooooh, she's a cutie, as is the little blond holding her.

Sara said...

That's adorable. I want one.

Karen said...

Oh Amanda, she is too beautiful !!!

P. said...

What a cute, fluffy little fur baby! I think a medium-to-low energy dog would be just fine. Sounds like things are going well with the addition of Coco.

Kirsten's Cooking said...

she is really adorable. You're such a good mom for buying your daughter a pet - I'm not even going to show this to my kids :)

Shay said...

I mean this in the nicest possible way - Coco looks like a mop. I just want to run my fingers through her curly fur.

Pets enrich our lives in so many ways and dont ask for much in return. Looks like Squid adores her!

Snap- we both had the same idea this week.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Aww, she's a cutie!

Cynthia L. said...

What a cute puppy! She looks like she would be so soft to cuddle to. My puppy is years old and still leaves little packages for us sometimes! You are lucky your baby is so good!

Marg said...

Awww so cute. I'm not showing my teenager this or she''ll want one.

Rustic Tarts said...

We used to have a Groodle - named Koki - very similar looking to Coco but chocolate colour.
I hope to be back blogging soon - we have had many computer problems & the computers have just come back...

Sue said...

That is one cute puppy!!! I think she might have a bit more growing to do yet!!! Cheers S

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh puppy love, what a gorgeous new member of the family, lots of love around your place, love Posie