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We make leads, harnesses and all
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We make socks hats and gloves to order!
Husky Merino wool, nice and warm.
things to fit y
ake socks hats and glov
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Belinda Culling • (03) 476 4443
(029) 253 6774 • 0800 WHISPER
Next training class starting late January
Please ask your vet about our service or
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tele: 03 489 2274
From parrots to
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When you have to say goodbye
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74 Centennial Ave, Alexandra
Phone 448 8868
Extensive pet accessories
Advice to set up fish tanks
LIVE fish and birds
Mackies Pet Centre
All Dog and Cat grooming needs catered for in a
friendly home environment with day care available at
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Please contact Suzey at Ebony Grooming for a free no
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Heaven Sent pet cremations
Whether your pet is old or young, has died suddenly or has been
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We specialise in producing quality handmade
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and leads -- all made to suit your dog. You will find
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Puppy Parenting 101
Elsie at 8 weeks old.
By JANE MARRAH
Let me introduce you to the newest member
of our family. Her name is Elsie, she is a
Samoyed and is now 11 weeks old. She
arrived from Palmerston North just over three
weeks ago and has captured all our hearts. We
haven't had a puppy in our house for 12 years
and to say it has been an adjustment would
be an understatement. My husband and I
have occasionally thought, throughout the
last three weeks, it may have been easier to
add a new human to the family instead! All
jokes aside, Elsie's presence has created a
learning curve for the whole family. We had a
six-year-old and a baby the last time we had a
puppy and now that six-year-old is almost 20
and we have a third child and a four-year-old
The family dynamics have changed a bit and I
was certain it would be the cat with his nose
out of joint over the new addition. On the first
night, Tom (the cat), showed Elsie who was
boss (as cats so often do) and now she knows
her place. Maddi (our older Maltese) on the
other hand is highly unimpressed. She avoids
Elsie like the plague and there is a commotion
when they do happen to accidentally be in
the same room at the same time. My sweet
little Maddi has never growled in her life, but
I've been privy to a growling education these
past few weeks. If it wasn't so funny to watch,
I would actually be frightened. Elsie, of course,
seems totally oblivious to her contempt and
finds Maddi's tail the object of great
Aside from this and the occasional (probably a
dozen times a day) wee on the carpet, Elsie is
fitting in pretty well. And of course as hubby
so often says through gritted teeth, ''you're
lucky you're so cute!''
As a family, we have also learnt a lot of things.
Puppies are like crawling babies, you can't
leave ANYTHING on the floor or within reach.
It will be chewed, eaten and if possible,
swallowed. Washing on the line isn't even
safe, the rotary clothes line has never seen
such great heights as it has lately.
Due to these issues a collapsible crate
was strongly suggested and we
purchased one for Elsie to spend time
in through the night and when there was no
one at home. This has been a godsend. She is
safe and so are all our belongings! The first
few nights were spent howling, but
fortunately we have no close neighbours, so
we didn't lose any friends over it. She now
pops in and out at her leisure and even
spends time in there when she just wants to
get away from it all.
Now that Winter is fast approaching and the
grass is wet or the deck is frosty, I have
noticed a couple of things that are probably
worth mentioning. Puppies and other pets are
just like humans when it comes to slipping
over. Elsie has had a couple of spills on the
deck, so now I pick her up and put her on the
grass in the morning. The other thing is when
it is wet outside, although she loves being out
there, remember to bring them back inside so
they are not drenched. If they do happen to
get wet, dry them off. This saves wet
footprints on the floor and a chilly dog.
Another thing to watch out for at this time of
the year is anti-freeze - great for the car,
deadly for the family pet. Stay safe this Winter
and enjoy spending time with your beloved
canine and feline friends, we sure will.
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