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Lol mmcleod .....but true! It was like having a new baby in the house, & I had totally forgotten what that was like! But Loki wasn't actually too bad & at 16 weeks old, we are now getting a good sleep, though we would love to get to bed earlier than 11.30pm. The last three days, we have been woken up by the alarm clock, & this morning we had a ten minute lie-in after it went off, before Loki started barking.
Kskylis .....welcome! How exciting that you will soon be adding a new GR baby to your family. We have a six year old papillon, & he quickly accepted Our new GR baby, who was seven weeks old & a bit bigger. A friend of mine has just added a new black lab baby of seven weeks old to her family, & no problems at all between the new baby & the two year old black lab she already had. Both of us did the introductions at home, due to the worry about new babies only having had one vaccination shot & the risk of Parvo etc. but maybe introductions could be done somewhere safe, such as the home of a friend or family member who does not have a dog. Let us know how it all goes ...I presume the breeder will send you home with a supply of food that the puppy is used to, as you do not want to change to a new brand & cause tummy probs ....& feed baby separately from your dog, or the older dog will gobble down the food & pup may develop resource guarding. Also, keep baby away from older dog's food, as your Lab may not take kindly to having a puppy stealing its food ...& eating it would probably give your baby an upset tum. Enjoy your new baby & be sure to post pics. I see you are from Michigan. I am a New Zealander living in NZ, but my two older sons both live in Michigan, & we were over there visiting with them & their families in July this year. Also spent time in Ann Arbor & On Mackinac Island .....both beautiful places.
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