Friday, 14 September 2012

Cuddly Dudley has arrived!

I have been keeping a secret for over a week now.  We were originally scheduled to go all the way out to Frankford, Ontario (2.5 hour drive each way) to pick up Dudley from the breeder tomorrow.  The breeder is a co-worker of mine and last week, she told me she was going to Ajax, Ontario (a one hour drive) for a team meeting on Thursday (yesterday).  It worked out awesomely as I saved myself an extra 3 hours of driving by meeting her at the team meeting.

I decided last week when she told me, not to tell the boys.  I would suprise them when they came home from school and saw little Dudley in the house.

It nearly killed me, but I kept the secret and I am SO glad I did.  The look on their faces when they walked in the door was priceless!  I videotaped all three of them, but, believe it or not, NONE of the videos worked.  :(  I did snap a shot of them a few minutes after they saw him though.

I have been keeping an album on Facebook of photos that the breeder has sent me and have added to it all along.  There are also a few from yesterday and today:

Dudley is so much tinier that I even imagined.  He is a Shi-Chi (Shih Tzu Momma and Chihuahua Daddy).  His mommy is 10 lbs and his daddt is 4 lbs so we expect Dudley to be somewhere in between.  He is the runt and currently weighs 1.1 kg.  I took him to the vet for a check up yesterday and he is perfect in every way.  He is so lovng and is definitely a lapdog!  The boys, Hubster included, LOVE him and I am just in heaven with this little guy.  Rosie, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with him.  She isn't outright mean and nasty, but she does growl at him as she walks past him, as if to say, "Watch it Mister!  I'm the boss around these parts!"  I'm sure she will warm up over time.  In the meantime, Duds just stays out of her way.  :)
Last night, being the first night, I slept on the couch with Dudley in his little crate on the floor beside me.  He cried for a few minutes when we turned off the light, but settled fairly quickly.  He whimpered several times throughout the night at at 4:00 am, I took him out for a pee.  He did his business and went right back to sleep.  Only one accident in the house so far...always the humans' fault though, as he was left unattended for a couple of minutes and pooped on the dining room floor.  His poops are SO small that really, it was nothing,  Every other time, he has peed outside.  He's a very smart little boy!
We are very excited and in love and can't wait to see Dudley grow not only into his body, but into his personality!!
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