MEET MYLO + PREPARING FOR A PUPPY

AFTER YEARS OF BEGGING, I AM OFFICIALLY A PUPPY MAMA, AND WE ARE OFFICIALLY MOM & DAD TO A FUR BABY! EVERYONE, MEET MYLO!

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MYLO IS A FEMALE COCKAPOO (BLACK W/ A FEW BROWN ISH AREAS, A WHITE CHIN, & A WHITE SPOT ON HER CHEST.) COCKAPOO’S ARE A MIX BETWEEN A COCKER SPANIEL & A MINIATURE POODLE. FROM WHAT I HAD READ, IT WAS THE PERFECT BREED TO TURN US INTO A FAMILY OF THREE. THEY ARE HYPOALLERGENIC (NO SHEDDING -- WHOOP! WHOOP!), ARE GREAT WITH SMALL CHILDREN, AND ARE SUPPOSED TO BE VERY SMART.

I CAME ACROSS A COCKAPOO BREEDER NOT FAR FROM DALLAS A FEW WEEKS AGO, AND BEGAN LOOKING INTO REVIEWS AND RESEARCHING MORE INFO ON THEM. IT TURNS OUT THAT THEY ARE ONLY 1 OF 3 COCKAPOO BREEDERS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND SHE HAD A FEW PUPPIES AVAILABLE TO GO HOME IN 9 DAYS! SO, TWO DAYS LATER, WE WERE DRIVING TO KEMP, TEXAS, ABOUT AN HOUR FROM DALLAS, TO MEET OUR POTENTIAL BABE. FIND OUR BREEDER’S SITE HERE! THEY MENTIONED TO US, THAT THEY ARE EXPECTING A NEW LITTER AROUND CHRISTMAS!

FROM THE SECOND WE WALKED IN THE DOOR, SHE WAS OBSESSED WITH PAT. YES, I WAS A LITTLE JEALOUS, BUT MORE THAN THAT, I WAS IN LOVE WITH WATCHING THEM TOGETHER. WITHIN 30 MINUTES, WE KNEW SHE WAS OURS, AND WE WE’RE MAKING A PICK-UP APPOINTMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY! I SWEAR WE DIDN’T SLEEP FOR THAT FULL WEEK, AND WE COULDN’T STOP SMILING. I ALSO DIDN’T STOP RESEARCHING ANY AND ALL THINGS PUPPY. COLLARS, TOYS, SHAMPOO, TEETHING TRICKS, DOG BEDS, CRATES, YOU NAME IT, AND I WAS ADDING IT TO MY AMAZON CART!

BELOW IS A LIST OF WHAT WE BOUGHT TO PREPARE FOR MYLO:

— BEFORE —

  • COLLAR - BUYING A CHEAP PUPPY COLLAR IS SMART, BECAUSE THEY WILL GET IT DIRTY & THEY WILL OUTGROW IT

  • PUPPY LEASH - THIS IS A SIMPLE LEASH TO USE WITH PUPPIES, SINCE THEY ARE NOT BIG OR STRONG ENOUGH TO USE THE NORMAL RETRACTABLE LEASHES YET.

  • CRATE - MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE RIGHT SIZE CRATE FOR YOUR DOG AS A PUPPY AND TO GROW IN TO. THE ONE WE BOUGHT IS GREAT, BECAUSE IT HAS A DIVIDER, WHICH HELPS HER BE ABLE TO GROW INTO IT. OURS IS THE 36IN. OPTION.

  • CRATE PAD - THIS JUST HELPS TO MAKE THE CRATE A LITTLE MORE COZY.

  • BABY GATE - WE HAVE STAIRS IN OUR HOUSE, SO WE USE THIS TO KEEP HER UPSTAIRS WITH US & SO SHE DOESN’T FALL DOWN THE STAIRS.

  • BED - THIS BED IS HANDS DOWN THE SOFTEST THING EVER! WHEN I BROUGHT IT HOME, PAT SAID “SO, WHERE CAN WE GET A BED THAT FEELS LIKE THIS?” LOL!

  • PUPPY BLANKET - MYLO HATES TO BE COLD AND IS SUCH A SNUGGLER, SO THIS BLANKET IS PERFECT FOR ALLLLL THE PUPPY SNUGGLES!

  • BABY SWADDLES - I LOVE THESE, BECAUSE THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY HERS & SHE CAN PLAY OR LAY WITH THEM.

  • FOOD/WATER BOWLS - WE KEPT IT SIMPLE AND ORDERED ADULT CEREAL BOWLS & HAVE BEEN USING THEM AS FOOD/WATER BOWLS.

  • PORTABLE FOOD/WATER BOWLS - THESE ARE PERFECT FOR TAKING WITH YOU ON THE GO. FOR EXAMPLE, TO A FRIENDS HOUSE OR ON A WALK.

  • STUFFED ANIMAL - I SUGGEST BUYING ONE THAT IS SIMILAR IN SIZE TO YOUR PUP. MYLO LOVES HAVING THIS IN HER CRATE AS COMFORT, SIMILAR TO HAVING ONE OF HER PUPPY SIBLINGS NEAR HER.

  • KONG - THIS IS KEY IN KEEPING THEM OCCUPIED FOR A SHORT TIME IF YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING AROUND THE HOUSE. WE FILL THE KONG WITH 10-15 PIECES OF PUPPY FOOD + A TABLESPOON OF PEANUT BUTTER AND STICK IT IN THE FREEZER. WITH IT BEING FROZEN, IT WILL OCCUPY THEM AS THEY TRY TO LICK THROUGH THE FOOD & PB!

  • TEETHING BONES - THESE HAVE BEEN A LIFESAVER! SHE LOVES THESE, AND THEY ALSO CALM HER DOWN.

  • BRUSH - GOTTA KEEP THEM LOOKING FLUFFY & CUTE, RIGHT?

  • FLEA COMB - THIS IS GREAT TO HAVE AROUND JUST IN CASE YOU THINK YOUR PUP MIGHT HAVE FLEAS OR A TICK.

  • DAWN DISH SOAP - SINCE PUPPIES AREN’T ABLE TO USE MANY OF THE SHAMPOOS ON THE MARKET UNTIL THEY REACH AROUND 12 WEEKS OF AGE, I HEARD FROM A FRIEND & THE MANAGER AT MY LOCAL PETSMART, THAT DAWN DISH SOAP SHOULD BE MY GO-TO!

  • PEE PADS - I BOUGHT THESE, AND TRUTHFULLY, ALL SHE WANTED TO DO WAS SHRED THEM UP, BUT I’M NOT MADE ABOUT IT BECAUSE I WASN’T SUPER EXCITED ABOUT USING THEM ANYWAYS.

  • POOP BAGS - I BOUGHT THESE IN BULK… AS IN I BOUGHT 900 OF THEM! LOL

  • FOOD - THIS IS THE FOOD WE BOUGHT, BUT I RECOMMEND TALKING WITH YOUR BREEDER ON WHAT TYPE OF FOOD THEY ARE CURRENTLY FEEDING YOUR PUP AND STICK WITH THAT AT LEAST FOR A FEW WEEKS.

  • TRAINING TREATS - THESE TREATS ARE AMAZING! SMALL, SOFT, AND MINIMAL CALORIES, SO IT’S EASY TO TRAIN WITH THEM AND NOT FEEL LIKE YOU’RE FEEDING THEM A WHOLE SEPARATE MEAL.

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OUR SWEET GIRL IS NOW HOME & GETTING ALL THE LOVE! SHE HAS BEEN GREAT AT USING THE BATHROOM OUTSIDE, LOVES TO TURN OUR FINGERS INTO CHEW TOYS, & IS MORE OF A SNUGGLE BUG THEN WE COULD HAVE EVER HOPED FOR (IF YOU KNOW PAT & I, YOU KNOW OUR LOVE FOR LAZY SNUGGLE TIME.)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, LEAVE ME A COMMENT OR SEND ME A DM ON IG! ALSO, IF YOU WANNA SEE MORE OF OUR MYLO & HER DAILY ADVENTURES, FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM (@_LIFEOFMYLO_). DO YOU HAVE A FUR BABY? I’D LOVE TO HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE 4 LEGGED FRIENDS TOO! HAPPY HAPPY MONDAY BABES!

NOW OFF TO CATCH SOME Z’S WITH MY!

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