24 Responses to “Send puppy toys”

  1. Red January 15, 2008 at 3:30 PM #

    OMG they’re adorable!! Pups are such a joy.

    I have a chihuahua and a boxer now, but I had two beagles growing up, and they loved to wander so keep that front door locked! (I think it’s the hound in them.) šŸ˜‰

  2. Michelle (MG) January 15, 2008 at 3:34 PM #

    They are adorable! But two? LOL And a preschooler? And two cats? And a full-time job? You are a glutton for punishment! (Ha, only two exclamation points) But, seriously, these two will be worth it. Dogs are so good at giving love. I’m sure you will all be very happy.

    PS: What happened to your smilies?

  3. Jorrie Spencer January 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM #

    Oh so cute! And two of them! I think the border collie in them will keep you busy. I gather they’re a very active breed.

  4. Diana Castilleja January 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM #

    I read your blog, but don’t always say anything. But for some puppy kisses, I’d do just about anything. Luves me some puppy kisses!

    I love the pair idea, they’ll be happier together, and better adjusted. I’d definitely go crate. Wish I could get my mother to listen to that one with her 10 week old Spitz (They’re actually cotton balls on four legs, but cute as anything.)

    Cuteness shall reign! LOL

  5. Jennifer Elbaum January 15, 2008 at 5:33 PM #

    Congrats on the new additions to your family!

    They’re too cute!

  6. Mechele Armstrong January 15, 2008 at 5:45 PM #

    Congrats on the new additions.

    I have puppy envy *blinks*. We have a dog and a cat, much to the hubby’s dismay. The youngest wants a kitten desperately. I want another dog LOL. But I don’t think I’m winning that one.

    Two puppies and a preschool LOL. You are one brave brave woman. Good luck and keep us updated.

  7. ames January 15, 2008 at 6:00 PM #

    Congrats on the new babies! They’re so cute.

    Beagles and Border Collies – those are going to be some hyper puppies. LOL If they’re not trying to herd you or the cats around, they’ll be tracking them. šŸ˜›

  8. Chris Redding January 15, 2008 at 6:44 PM #

    On the good side, my hound mix didn’t chew many things as a puppy. Only Kleenex.
    But Border Collies are supposed to be really smart.
    Get any of the Dog Whisperer books or
    there’s another one that came out long before Cesar Milan also called The Dog Whispere that was a big help to me.
    Good Luck,

  9. HelenKay Dimon January 15, 2008 at 7:09 PM #

    They are so cute. Man, I love puppies.

  10. Maria Zannini January 15, 2008 at 7:35 PM #


    But two at one time? You’re mad, woman. LOL!

    They are too cute. Good on you for adopting them and your plan to start them on puppy classes. All dogs need their diplomas.

    I do not envy the carpet patrol though. Argh! I’m sure you’ll be glad when they’re house broken.

    Maria, mama to a rottie and an Australian shepherd.

  11. Rosie January 15, 2008 at 7:46 PM #

    The crate method worked great for our mutt Emily. She trained fairly painlessly. Unlike dogs we’ve had in the past we started her in puppy training classes as soon as she was old enough.

    I’m sure finding the right trainer is essential and I’m almost embarrassed to admit I did very little research and just went with a couple of personal recommends. It worked out great for us. Emily is a gem of a dog.

  12. Laura January 15, 2008 at 8:12 PM #

    Not only did your husband get one puppy, but two?!? He is the bomb diggity.

    I watch Cesar Milan’s the Dog Whisperer for training advice. He does adult dogs but I’m sure the concept is the same.

  13. Highlandgal January 15, 2008 at 8:22 PM #


    Puppies are a lot of work, but in two or three years when they calm down it will be worth it šŸ˜‰

    My serious advice would be to be aware that two dogs will get into trouble that one wouldn’t even think about. Kind of like kids.

    They’ll be great companions to each other, and to you. Enjoy!

  14. Tez Miller January 15, 2008 at 8:25 PM #

    Why does Heath look sad in his individual photo?

    Here’s hoping Max and Trish cheer up. Have a lovely day! šŸ™‚

  15. Ember January 15, 2008 at 9:52 PM #

    I think you got out lucky if you made it out with out adopting the two legged “animals”.

    I kid. I think.

    Too cute! And their names are adorable.

  16. Jana J. Hanson January 15, 2008 at 10:29 PM #

    Too cute! I’m so glad Brianna enjoys them too. My three-year-old loves our dogs (who are almost 12 and think he squeals very loudly).

    Our Sharpei/Chow mix didn’t chew on much of anything. He enjoyed playing tug-o-war with the braided rope and loved his squeaky cloth dolly. Our Norwegian Elkhound chewed on everything. I mean it — everything! You’ll be able to tell if one of the dogs is a chewer in a couple of months. We bought him a porcupine-ish bone thing, and he never chewed on anything he wasn’t supposed to after that!

    Good luck!!!

  17. Lesley January 15, 2008 at 10:56 PM #

    Oh, they are so cute!!! I just love puppies so much. The names are adorable too.

    My biggest bit of puppy advice is Puppy Pads: I don’t remember the exact name of them, but they are basically pads with plastic lining you put on the floor. Make sure you get the one with the scent on it that draws the puppy. It seems strange that you would want to encourage them to pee in the house, but they are going to do it anyway when they’re little so it’s easy to clean up. Gradually you can move the pads closer to the door and then they will associate going to the door with going to the bathroom. We did that with our lab/greyhound mix, and he was house trained in like a month with no accidents anywhere but on the pad after the first day.

  18. Marianne January 16, 2008 at 7:56 AM #

    Oh they’re adorable. I’m just glad they are YOURS. I got a new puppy in November and have now sworn that I will NEVER get puppies again… adult dogs only. I’ve blogged about my little demon spawn. Is she cute? You bet.


    You’re a brave, brave person taking on two! Good luck.

  19. Heidi January 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM #

    The madness spreads!!!
    Mixed breeds are the best and brightest!!
    Let me know if you figure out how to get your cats to play nice – Buffy Cat is still trying to kill poor Cloudy whenever we turn our backs šŸ˜›

  20. Mel January 16, 2008 at 4:28 PM #

    Ahhh, I really want a puppy. We put our baby down last year, she was 15 yrs old. I found one, but DH is being a pain. We’re moving, let’s just wait until we get to DC, blah blah blah.
    Freaking common sense, hate it.

  21. Jodi_Lee January 17, 2008 at 1:22 AM #

    Hi! First time poster here! I saw the puppies and just had to comment on the cuteness!! I love puppies…and puppy breath! (I know it’s weird, but I do) Congrats on the new fur-babies!

  22. Elle January 17, 2008 at 10:29 AM #

    When they start chewing like crazy, Kong toys are great because you can stuff some of them with dog treats. I have a few dog training books you can borrow if you’re interested.

  23. Marcia January 17, 2008 at 10:33 AM #

    For some reason I keep thinking your new “kids” are mimicking you and your husband’s sleep pattern. That’s you shoved up in the corner of the bed while his butt is taking up all the room. Wayyyyyy too cute! šŸ™‚

  24. Felicia January 17, 2008 at 7:54 PM #

    I have to delurk to say that we have a soon-to-be 12 year old beagle/border collie mix. She is the BEST dog EVER. Very smart and very stubborn, but just a wonderful companion.

    Best of luck with the new additions to your family!

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