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Greetings everyone!

How was your weekend? Hope you guys had a great one.  We certainly did – we drove 1.5 hours and bought a gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer puppy!  She is so beautifully adorable, but boy does she have lungs!  Can’t wait til she settles down and we can finally have some sleep!  It’s so hard to be mad with her though, you look into those gorgeous eyes and you can’t help but melt :).

I’ve been reading frantically on the internet on how to settle my puppy at night – she’s great during the day but at night as soon as we turn out her light she carries on like a mad chook.  So tonight I’m going to try the following:-

  • Wearing an old t-shirt and putting it to bed with her
  • Playing with her until she’s exhausted – my parents’ Samoyed came over yesterday and played with her so last night was relatively peaceful (until 5am this morning!)
  • Giving her a warm blanket – I read that it’s best if we have a blanket with her mum’s/littermates’ scent on it, or a blanket with a hot water bottle, but we have neither so I’m going to try putting her blanket in the clothes dryer tonight and giving it to her to sleep on.

Great, I sound like a crazy dog lady, haha!  But she’s so worth the effort – this is my first day back at work and my heart aches for her already!