Merrie The Newfoundland Puppy has arrived!
On Friday morning we travelled to Saltash in Cornwall to collect Merrie, when we arrived we were greeted by her very gorgeous and over exuberant dad Bob, and a much more sedate mum Bracken, out of a litter of 11 there were only three puppies remaining, and they were all due to be with their new owners by Monday, which I can only assume will be quite strange for Bracken and Bob, a bit like when all the children have flown the nest!
Merrie was in to everything! She was exploring and climbing, just as we were discussing all of the dos and donts in her puppy pack, she decided to sit in the muddiest puddle EVER! Needless to say I had to change my top within 5 minutes of being in the car as I was covered!
She took to the collar and seatbelt harness really well and she was very content the entire journey back to Norfolk, she only needed the toilet once and depite us stopping on numerous occasions, she decided to do both whilst travelling along the motorway! Thankfully Neva was able to catch it all in the puppy pads we had laid down!
When we arrived at our house she had a good explore and we ensured we took her straight outside to the place where we wanted her to go to the toilet, which she did (thankfully)
It was quite late when we arrived home (approx 8pm) so we gave her a little of the food that was in her puppy pack, unsure if she would eat it, but she gobbled it down very happily. She woke at 12.30 went outside to the toilet and then settled until 5.30am, so not too bad, check back to see how she gets on over the next couple of weeks!