Well it's that time again when Lauren's home for the summer, plus she's 21 in September (albeit my 5ft 10" baby. How did that happen?) So I thought it was time to 'give in' to her five year quest to get another puppy.
My kids grew up with puppies, well sort of. Holly who's now 10 (but looks half that!) had a litter of eight when we lived in Tiptree in Essex, soon after I left QVC in 2000. Lauren kept one of the puppies and called her Patch (obvious reason here, it was on her belly!). Patch later had two small litters too.
So the idea was born – getting a loveable bundle of fluff back in the family again, and a way of giving Lolly what she really wanted for her birthday. Considering she's home all summer she can do much of the clearing up and looking after too! Ha, Mummy's not silly! lol.
So, having done a fair bit of research it was off to the south coast to choose ourselves a brand new member of the family!
Collecting from the kennels
So little Daisy and Gracie were on their way to a new home! Happily, the third sister had been sold just before we arrived – we didn't have the heart to leave just one little girl alone. Mum decided to buy Gracie, but she craftily managed to convince us to take her home 'for a while' initially! We wondered how the dogs would react to seeing the new puppies. Pretty soon they were settled in. BUT I've hardly had time to think since! They're a lot of hard work, but tons of fun and very playful!
Sorry, cant help the baby talk – they're just so cute!! I posted a pic on my Facebook page and had tons of comments agreeing. I've put other videos on my youtube account too. The new iPhone is fatal – have now worked out how to upload direct, no wonder I'm getting no work done!
Now back to QVC…
At the start of this week I was asked to trial a new sofa cover we're doing (surefit – Needless to say, the pups immediately weed on it. Thank goodness it's washable! And to be recommended – the wee wee just pooled on the top of the fabric – saved a mess on the sofa cushion thank goodness.
My schedule lately has been quite a few late nights – I've another one Wed 9th at midnight with Ali K doing the Abdoer! This means I've had lots of puppy time at home during the day. Yay!
I have a question though, has anyone got any tips on how to deal with a puppy when she does this?
Anyone with any helpful hints on stopping nipping do let me know.
P.S. – As a funny little sign off, take a look at this short clip from my recent ProStrong hour. Is anyone else seeing what my daughter saw? I'm sure Zoe didn't realise she was holding the boards in that position! Made us laugh I can tell you!