Friday, August 20, 2010

A brighter day

Today was a lot better. Thanks to everyone for your support. I totally didn't expect that, and it made me feel a lot lighter about the whole experience of moving house.

It rained all day, which made moving stuff a little tricky. But we still got a fair bit done. First thing this morning we headed off to meet and collect our puppy. So that was a nice start to the day. I must say, as excited as I was about meeting him, I was really anxious about how I'd manage keeping an eye on him, toilet training him, keeping him safe from Chels, watching Chelsea, feeding Chelsea, feeding puppy, helping organise boxes to be moved, organising having two of my brothers around helping move things and fix the house up a bit along with a bit of last minute packing... but I did it! I am so proud of myself. And we didn't have one puppy toileting accident!

We've called him Oliver. And he's a real sweetheart. He was one of the more placid of the puppies from his litter, and had spent the day just following us around, and playing with Chels. He loves following her like a shadow and trying to grab hold of her nappy. She thinks it's hilarious, and they both come running to my lap and launch themselves onto it in a pile of baby-puppy giggles!

He's currently sleeping in his little puppy carrier with his padded bed squished inside so its nice and cozy. He actually goes in there willingly too which is awesome. I wasn't sure if he'd like it. Lets hope we have a good night with him now!


  1. Ah, what a little sweetheart. We love baby Oliver.

    You had a rough week, when that happens here we have a saying, "go and hug some fur". Here at our house that would be Molly & Jessie.

    Now, go hug some fur (o:

    Have a wonderful weekend with Oliver.

    HOH (heaps of hugs)
    Prudence & Sissy
    Mom too, after reading this she is hugging some fur. (o:

  2. I'm glad to hear yo had a better day. Oliver looks like a sweetheart.

  3. Oliver has stolen my heart. What a cutie - and so well behaved too - so far. ;-)

  4. Oliver me ha enamorado, se ve tan cariñoso!!
    besitos ascension

  5. Glad today was so much better, definitely think Chelsea and Oliver will be friends for life

  6. Oliver es una preciosidad, tiene una carita muy dulce.
    Me alegro que hoy te fuera mejor el día.
    Besitos, May

  7. Oh, he's a lovely little angel. These eyes tell everything about him. I'm happy to hear you had a beautiful day and that Chelsea and Oliver are good friends! It's just beautiful to see how little children and dogs play and communicate.
    Have a nice weekend !

  8. Oh Oliver is a sweet little puppy, I hope his first night was alright and he had a good night sleep. He´s adorable :)And Chelsea and Oliver will be the best of friends for sure.
    Please give him a big cuddle :)


  9. We have a teddy bear called Oliver :-)
    He looks like an Oliver. If you ever need some one to doggie sit.... call me x x x

  10. Happy days are here again; You feel better nad you have such a sweetie: Oliver!

  11. adorable new puppy! hope the moving and everything goes well and you have a nice home sweet home soon! huggs!

  12. How is Oliver doing today Emma? Hope he's doing fine and he's a dear sweet puppy :)