I had written and very long post about my illness and how things were going after my last post but then decided to write about something much nicer and that is the new addition to the family, or the menagerie as M has started referring to us all.
About 18 months ago I started thinking about getting a dog, my heart was set on a miniature smooth haired dachshund and, after much research, I was lucky enough to find a pup available from a litter from a Kennel Club registered approved breeder obvs – no evil puppy farm supporting here. And we have called her Livia, which is actually my ‘other’ baby name but since I’m,not having anymore babies I gave it to the pup, though Lulu refers to her as Pup Pup (so good we named her twice).
The day before yesterday was the first day that she was allowed out for a walk, prior to this she has been carried everywhere due to needing her jabs to start working so that she is fully protected her from all the nasty doggy illnesses. I have bought her some jumpers -not a phrase I ever thought I would use – as she really is very tiny and very low to the ground and it is very cold. Also, as she is short haired she doesn’t have much coverage. She is a red head too as I thought Lulu, who is also a red head, would prefer it – my thought process is sometimes slightly odd.
The cat is not very fond of her but will sleep on the same blanket as her, the rabbit couldn’t care less but the pup thinks the rabbit is a play friend. On a more revolting side as the rabbit lives in the house I have found Livia sitting in the rabbits cage eating the rabbit droppings but as rabbits also eat their own dropping and are vegetarian I’m trying not to be too concerned thought of course I dont encourage it.
Livia is a true baby at present, four meals a day, lots of napping and then playing which currently involves running around with her mouth open and biting everything as she is teething and investigating. She doesn’t sleep through the night and wakes at 2.30am like clockwork for a wee and a play but I wouldn’t swap her for the world. She is a delight and has been wonderful company for me since I have been at home for a few weeks now.