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    SOOOOOOO, photos????? WHen do we get to see Pip pup? The bonding will come.

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    The first few days are the hardest, for you and the pup, in a week, you will be wondering what you were so worried about and the cats will be fine, they will just sulk for a few days and end up all best friends. There is always a period of ajustment....hang in there
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    I posted a similar question after I got my puppy haha I was freaking out too......but it gets better as the puppy becomes more confident in your home you will notice a massive change and then the bonding will come, especially when you start training........still have good days and bad days and he's still waking me up super early.....but that's probably not a bad thing stops me sleeping all day lol

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    Congrats on your puppy. I'm glad you have put in writing all your concerns, it will make you smile in 3 weeks, that you were worried at all.

    They are babies, and fearful, meek etc. But not for long!

    the barking? give it a week, then ensure you never respond till it shuts up, then fast as you can reward peace.

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    Well, the cat finally came home around 3 am, so thats a relief - I think she would have stayed gone but for the fact it was freezing last night! She hasn't been seen since, but now I know she is in the house I will keep her in for a bit to let her get used to the new smells at least.

    Over night, she slept in a crate next to my bed. I put a hot water bottle in there with her with, placed it so she could either sleep on or off it. She slept quietly untill the cat came home, then she went ape sh*t on the hot water bottle - not whining or barking like a normal puppy, more like a savage demon from hell. Took the water bottle out, she slept quietly for the whole night, not a peep until I woke her up this morning - it got to the point were I figure she must be busting to go, but doesn't want to get out of her warm bed. I had to bribe her to come out of her crate.

    This morning, all toilets taken care of outside. Let her off leash for a run around the yard, while there are no cats out there, she ran straight inside. I think she is sensitive to the cold. Had bit of exploring in the house, a bit of a game, now she is sitting next to me on her bed with her breakfast in a kong. One of the cats is in the same room, so far I'm not sure he has noticed her.

    She seems to have a cough - I'm wondering is this a remnant of the cold she had or if it is because she yanked on her lead yesterday and maybe hurt her throat?

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    Oh, I will try to get some photos up later!

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    Well, it sounds like she's had a good sleep and enjoying her brekky, great that she's comfy sleeping in her crate and been outside to do her business.

    Hope you have lots of fun with her today...

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    Is the cough like just one cough and then that's it for a while, or more like a heaving sort of cough? It probably is just coz she yanked on her lead my dog barney has done it a few times being the crazy monster he is and then would cough for a while after

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    Yeah, thats the cough. We bought her a harness today, she was walking great on it, then she chewed it off her I sewed it back together but GRRR.

    The cat that was missing (Raven) gave the puppy a box today for getting to close, Pip went on as if she had been beaten black and blue, but really it was just a hiss and a slap - I think it's progress, Raven learns that the puppy will back off, puppy learns the rules.

    Went out for a few hours, leaving Pip in her play pen with a chew. We came back to a puppy greeting us at the door! She had managed to wriggle under the play pen, between the tarp thats on the floor and velcroed to the pen.

    It seems she refuses to toilet inside her play pen, as she got out and pooed by the back door and peed on a door mat, so she is trying to do the right thing, but that doesn't help me because I can't keep her confined anywhere else other than the play pen. The bathroom has the cats litter boxes. The laundry is full of, well, laundry! I can't get anything dry with the cold weather, so it's building up in there!

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    lol Barney did the same thing with all his harnesses so we just have the collar now......I prefer the harness but obviously he doesn't

    Yep i reckon just let nature sort itself out with the cats, they will show him how close she can get or what is acceptable to them lol

    Clever puppy getting out of her play pen! a little Houdini on your hands perhaps?

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