Thursday, January 24, 2013

We are ready!!! Welcome "LEXI" !!!

(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:...
 1. 3x bouncy balls
2. 2x slicker brushes
3. 1x ordinary brush
4. Rake
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
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!
With love


Millie and Walter said...

I can't wait to see her arrival pictures. What a cutie!


The Life of Riley said...

Sounds like you have everything ready for Lexi! Don't forget to tire Toby out in the morning (perhaps an extra long walk) as Riley was so excited when Enzo arrived he almost jumped on top of him!

Wishing you all the best for Friday.


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh Caryl, another new adventure with a little golden bundle of joy. Good luck and we wish you many happy years of fun and laughter. Can't wait to see the first photos of little Lexi at home. No worries, and love, Carol and Stella and Rory

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It's nice to know you are all ready and prepared and the pack is waiting. Safe journey little one. xxx

Molly the Airedale said...

You definitely are ready and we love the name Lexi! Lexi is one lucky pup!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Khousin Merdie says nice name!

Her Golden Sis was Lexi/Lexy ;-)

She was named fur Lexus; as Merdie is fur Mercedes!


Jake of Florida said...

Lexi is one lucky lady! Can't wait for those first photos.

MySpecialDoggies said...

Beautiful puppy Lexi - just a few more hours!

Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

Amber DaWeenie said...

This is getting so exciting!

Ayesha Habib said...

This is the cutest blog ever! I'm so happy and excited! Praying for the lil Lexi to reach her Furever happy n loving home, safe n sound! We are ready to welcome her with open paws and arms! :)

Ayesha & Pintu!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So much love and happiness
thank you for sharing with me,,,,,
thank you

Ziggy Stardust said...

What a cutey pie!! I can't wait to see more pictures of her.

Loveys Sasha