She is doing well at settling in her crate. I have been popping her in there when she falls asleep in the day, and at night we have been putting a warm hot water bottle in her bed. She has been waking at 2am for toilet, but that's OK. Harry has wanted to go out then anyway as he hasn't been going out to toilet in the evenings anyway because of all the Guy Fawkes night fireworks. He really hates them, she couldn't care less. If I sit by her crate in silence she quickly falls back to sleep. She wakes again at about 6 - 6.30 and is ready for breakfast then. Luckily I am a light sleeper and don't need a lot of sleep. Martin hasn't even heard her crying!
She loves, loves, loves her food! She is having 4 meals a day - two of biscuit (kibble) and two of Weetabix with milk. We have been putting her biscuits meals in Kongs and she enjoys working at getting the food out and it means she doesn't gobble it down.
We have just been to see Emma the vet for her check up and first vaccinations. She took it all in her stride. She weighs 3.6 kilos (almost 8 pounds). The vet said she felt a tiny bit "ribby" and that increasing her biscuits by 10 or 15 pieces a meals should help out. She reckons she'll be about 5 kilos by the time she goes back for her next injection.
She likes playing with toys, mostly fetch or dragging toys around and around the coffee table!
She isn't that mouthy for an Airedale puppy (so far!). She does nibble, but it is mostly gentle, and she will stop if you let out a squeal! Hopefully this will continue!
And now to embarrass her! Look what happens when she's really fast asleep!
What a cute little tongue! She has no black dots on it like Oscar, Sunshade and a lot of other Airedales seem to.
It looked like she was suckling in her sleep, so perhaps she was dreaming about being back with mum having some milk. Sorry it's so dark, it's a gloomy day here.
And do you remember that nice gate and fence that Martin and Oscar built earlier in the year? Well, madame is still small enough to get through the gaps! I reckon in another week she won't be able too, so we need to be extra careful she doesn't get wedged.
Shall we take bets on how long the barbecue cover survives?!
Harry says hello and he'll catch up with you soon. He's hiding from the Bonfire Night fireworks, bless him.
Katy and Martin x