(Quillquest: "Princess Aurora")
Photographs of "Princess Aurora" per kind favour of Marycke Ackhurst of
In just over 24 hours we will be travelling to the airport in great anticipation of the arrival of our new pup
Lexi was born on the 1st December 2013 - one in a litter of seven puppies - bred by Marycke Ackhurst, and is now eight weeks old.
She will be flying "Kulula Airlines" and we will welcome her at Lanseria airport at 14h10 tomorrow afternoon.
Lorraine (my dear friend) and 'The Boss' will also be at the airport - to welcome, to help and (hopefully) to take many photographs.
In the meantime, we have been preparing...
Getting ready for an active and happy little Golden bundle is no easy feat.
Take a look:...
MY GOLDEN PUPPY PREPARATION INCLUDES:
1. 3x bouncy balls
2. 2x slicker brushes
3. 1x ordinary brush
5. Mars Coat King
6. double-sided comb
7. Zoom groom
8. Nail clipper
9. Thinning scissors
10. sharp scissors
11. Pretty collar and pretty lead
12. Longer lead : 1.8m
13. Puppy poo packets - for those inevitable accidents
14. Kong toys (Bubbas) and chew toy
15. Kong puppy chew
16. Doggie shampoo
17. Pheromone spray (Adaptil - for calming/comforting)
18. Various carpet shampoo's and cleaning materials,
19. Puppy bowls
20. Puppy food
21. Chewies and toothbrushes
22. A pretty pink crate
23. Willing playmates
24. A swimming pool
25. Lots of gardening space for practising Golden landscaping skills
26. PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES Booked!
and, most of all...
27. A welcoming, loving and happy home
What have I left out?
Above: "ADAPTIL" Pheromone spray (which I will be taking with me to the airport).
This particular product, although very expensive, is highly recommended to calm and comfort dogs in stressful situations.
LEXI will be fed on HILLS PET NUTRITION: Puppy
Last night, we received such pretty puppy pictures. Little Lexi will soon be saying "Goodbye" to her siblings, her Mommy 'Emmi' and the puppies' breeders Marycke and Wayne Ackhurst. I know Marycke's heart is heavy with the prospect of saying "Goodbye", but she can be reassured that this particular puppy is flying towards a life of Golden luxury.
Last night, the puppies spent time playing with their new, 'go home' toys.
Apparently it was a Golden frenzy of fun and delight. Lexi joined in the fun...
The pack here at home is also ready...
Travel well, little Princess!
Many, many thanks Marycke for your love and care of these precious little ones.
You deserve a medal for your compassion, care, professionalism, knowledge, advice, focus, determination and commitment towards the welfare of Golden Retrievers in general.
I (and the Goldens) am very, very grateful! Thank you!