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Sunday morning we collected our long anticipated addition to the family! He did very well, we waited with the breeder until he was comfy and drowsy in my arms before the final kisses were made and we were on our way. Luckily he didn't whine or more importantly vomit during our hour and twenty minute drive home. He went potty in our side yard and then we brought each of the dogs out one at a time to meet him. Meeting went well.
He then took a nap in his crate. My daughter came over with my 2 1/2 yr old
granddaughter, Lilly, and she and Dougal played outside until they were both ready for a nap!
He's eating well, was up several times in the night but went out to potty each time and didn't whine but a few times before returning to sleep. He's beautiful and funny and we love him!
Kim :-)

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Comment by silvia on March 12, 2013 at 6:57pm

and happy birthday!!! i bet you feel over the moon:))

Comment by Sherry Miller on March 12, 2013 at 9:56pm

What a perfect way to spend a birthday...cuddling an Irish puppy! The fun and laughter have just begun...enjoy every second (even his mischievous ones that will become Dougals family legends someday).Spring is such a wonderful time to have a puppy....lots of help planting and weeding and you won't even have to ask for help.....keep camera handy as my Irish puppies were always up to something and I am sure Dougal will be full of Irish mischiefs for quite a while. Just remember if you allow him to something once and he likes it it becomes part of his sense of Irish Setter Entitlement Rights. :).....he is a curie.

Comment by Sherry Miller on March 12, 2013 at 10:00pm

Oops...missed the word do.....and he is a cutie...not a curie...touchpad on mobiles can be a challenge it seems. Enjoy the rest of your special day.

Comment by Kimberly Simmons on March 12, 2013 at 10:20pm

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! And Sherry, I'm not sure "cuddling" would describe how I spent the evening with Dougal, more like, "Do you need out? Go Potty, (no, not on the patio!) Good Boy, you pottied outside! Let's go back in! Out of the cat food! (Put the cat food up) No, not the rug! (Put back the rug) Get your ball! Good boy! Get your ball! No not the cat! Ahh did that bad ole puddy tat hurt you?! Poor baby! Get your ball! Then we cuddled and now he's asleep in his crate next to the bed. Did I mention we're in the guest room?! lol

Comment by Sherry Miller on March 12, 2013 at 11:57pm

Laughing here.....and you've only just begun! But oh so worth it! My pull out my hair moments with my Irish lads are now family legends (and I have confessed to all the lies I told to cover up the worse of their antics....especially after .....He does one more thing and One of Us is leaving speech from husband....still have hubby and another IS so lies must have worked....oh wait Miss Molly is the "purse puppy" I was looking to rescue just to have a dog in our home again....just told him my purse was really big day I saw her on TV looking for a home!) I did find less mischief and easier training with our first (12 week old male) and our Miss Molly who rescued us at about 9-11 months and do think it was no competition with my daughters ....wonder if your Kitty and other dogs will have Dougal using mischief to keep attention on him! Just enjoy him as way too quickly they grow up....at least bodywise!

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on March 13, 2013 at 4:53am

Blessing time, when we welcome an Irish setter at home, and so much fun when it is a baby!!!! enjoy your wee treasure Kimberley  :-)

Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on March 16, 2013 at 4:53am

enjoy this time, puppies are so lovely but it lasts so short

Comment by Kimberly Simmons on March 16, 2013 at 8:17am

Thank you Anna, this week has flown by!

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