This is James

This is James


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A 9 week old Jack Russell puppy .. our new addition to the family.  (born 12.05.2016)  We were devastated when our little Maxie-poo died suddenly of a liver shunt at the tender age of 9 months and since then have been waiting for suitable litters to arrive, either Jack Russells or Beagles.   What a difficult decision to make when finally litters were available.

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After much umming and ahhing, hubby and I went back to the same Jack Russell breeder from who we got Max, Marianne of Cradle Kennels.  I sat on the lawn in a large pen surrounded by the cutest little puppies .. bouncing, playing, biting, rolling, gorgeous bundles of mischief of different ages

Pink paws and puppy noses …

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How difficult was that decision to make!!  Which one do we choose ? !!!!!   A bouncy little girl with happy face and markings on her back like angel wings (my first choice) … a small boy who wanted to cuddle on my lap the whole time .. a cute faced girl .. one all white except for a brown face and ears .. … … and then I saw James 🙂

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That was Tuesday .. five days ago.  Poor little baby was very nervous coming out into the big wide world of strangers, new smells and new surroundings, all alone .. with no brothers and sisters

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Meeting new playmates on his first day …

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How quickly he has settled!!!  We’re doing what we did with Max .. ie crate training.  At night he is put into his crate with the door closed.  Sounds pretty cruel, but it works.  Eventually the door comes off once he is used to this routine.   It becomes his safe place.   Hubby takes him out in the middle of the night to wee, pops him back in, then early morning takes him out to wee again.  He is already getting used to the routine and comes running down the passage to me for a cuddle in bed.  (Photo below:  exhausting first day – found his safe place on his own)

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Following photos are just a few from the many I have, taken from Wednesday ’til today.  He’s gained confidence and is full of energy!! He growls while playing with some toys and barks at the odd noise.  Makings of a good watchdog !!  He knows his name already and loves company.  He looks for either of us when he discovers he’s alone and gets so excited when he finds us 🙂

” One day I’ll climb these steps ”

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Walking with dad ..

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Exploring …

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I couldn’t decide which ‘running fast’ photo I preferred .. so there are two 🙂

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Isn’t he gorgeous ? !!

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