I can't wait to hold my puppy

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
November 4, 2008 5:29pm CST
I contacted my breeder a week ago. She said that she has a decent puppy for me but I have to wait to get vaccines, microchip and all the sort. There is a certain protocol that needs to be respected before a puppy is sent to my country. The pup then has to do 21 days in quarantine. So I calculate roughly that I can hold my puppy at around mid January. It's a really long wait. I cant wait to hold my puppy.
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@kaka135 (14130)
• Malaysia
18 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu, congratulations to you on getting a new puppy soon. You even bought the puppy from another country? It's really quite a long time to wait, but it's good to let the puppy get vaccines first. Hope to see more pictures of your lovely puppy soon.
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@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
4 Nov 08
What kind of dog are you getting? I don't like having to hold a puppy in quarantine, we breed German Hunting Dogs and this one lady was wanting a dog from us, but she lived in a different country, we checked everything out on what we would have to do to ship it to her, and they would have to hold the puppy in quarantine for 3 mos. or something like that and we didn't want to do that. We told her to try to find someone else in her area that breeds those kinds of puppies because we didn't want to have to do that to the poor thing. It would of been about 6 mos.old already when she got it, and it wouldn't know her, I don't know if theres someone that goes in and plays with them, if they get any kind of human contact. I wouldn't want to wait that long if I were you, but hopefully it will be worth it for you and the puppy.
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@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
21 Dec 08
Hey, it is wonderful that you are going to have a puppy. I have a puppy and the love which gives you a pet is wonderful. Hope you enjoy it and loves it so much.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
21 Dec 08
Thanks for your greetings gauci123
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Oh, how wonderful!! Where is the puppy coming from and what type of dog? I love dogs and I miss the ones we had but we cannot have one right now as our life is too hectic for one. We have one cat left, right now, but they are more self serving. Have you picked a name or will you wait until you see it?
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Nov 08
We have not picked up a name yet. I would like to see her on a photo first.
5 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu, oh, that is lovley but January is not too far away you know and which country did your new puppy from? when you do get your puppy send us a picture please. Tamara
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Nov 08
from UK....I will post the pics as soon as I get them.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Nov 08
Congratulations, hope the time goes by quickly. But why do you have to get a puppy from outside your country?
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Nov 08
we dont have decent shelties here
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Aww, what kind are you getting? I wanted a puppy all my life and when I was 10 we got one. Now he doesn't really like me as much as he used to, and he loves my mom more, but he really is a great little dude.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Nov 08
Sheltie
@shonali (1286)
• India
24 Dec 08
wow which country are you from.... and are you importing this puppy??????? you dont have any breeders in your area or anyone who can get you a good puppy??????? i mean i never had to go through all this to get a pup....gosh this is like hard work !! i never had to wait so long to get a puppy.... once the 45 days with the mother are up i just take the puppy....... where are you getting this puppy from and is it some breed which you dont get in your country???????????
@Humbug25 (12551)
6 Nov 08
Hi there ronaldinu That's great, I am sure you will find that the time will pass quite quickly. We only had to wait 6 weeks before we got our gineapigs but it sure was a long time to my son. Actually it was longer than that because we were waiting for the female to get pregnant then had to wait for her to have them. I think my son found it really agonising, he doesn't do waiting very well!
@wujinbo (341)
• China
5 Nov 08
i want to be a cool man,and full of creative mind.but it doesnt work,for the work i have done cant come true, so i am very very sad.but i will do it better,no matter the rusult will be ,i will keep a strong will to be successful .
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
eyy congratulations! I have a 5-month old puppy myself. She's so intelligent and so adorable, but sometimes she can be annoying. She's a mixed breed. Her facial profile is clearly a Labrador Retriever but her colors are something else. yeah, she's quite smaller than a 5-month old retriever but she's just as strong. She can knock people off their feet when she slams herself on them. Just wait out, Ronald. It's worth it. When you get your pup she's had all her shots complete and all you have to worry about is taking care of her.
• United States
5 Nov 08
trust me all that cuteness gets ruined when he tears up all of you stuff.
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Congratulations on your new puppy! I'll bet you can hardly wait to hold the little furangel! May you have many pleasant years with the little ball of fur. Pets are such a blessing to have. I feel the same way about my cat. She is an extremely affectionate furangel. More so than most cats. I just love cuddling with her on the couch as I'm watching T.V. or online. She is my mainstay. Keep us posted as to when you get your puppy and what you named it. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@minx267 (14650)
• Hartford, Connecticut
5 Nov 08
Congratulations! It must be exciting! wow 21 days in quarantine! Poor puppy she is going to be so hungry for some much needed love by the time you see her. shelties are very smart (I have the LARGER version- I have collies -what can I say I like the big dogs.) well I wish you luck with your new baby! cant wait to see pictures!
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
5 Nov 08
That poor thing! Stuck for 3 weeks in a cage with no company at that young age?! He'll be more than ready for lots of loving! I hope that your puppy will have a wonderful life with you. What kind is he-or she?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
What kind of breed is your puppy?? I guess it will be really cute, and that it will be worth the wait ^_^ PLus, it's always not easy and not cheap to get a puppy either ^_^ tHere are just so many advantage to getting a puppy, and if i have a choice, i will wanna have a puppy too, regardless of what breed it is.. haha
@trixyteddy (1072)
• India
5 Nov 08
Hi, Can't you adopt a puppy in your own country? Why does this pup have to go through all that process. Vaccines are fine. They are necessary. But quarantine for so many days? It makes no sense. Its like leaving a child all by itself for so long. What happens during that time, you will never know.
@ellie333 (21029)
5 Nov 08
Hi Ronaldinu, It is a shame that you cannot get a puppy from your own country and being flown or shipped to another country I should imagine must be quite distressing for a young pup. First vaccinations are at eight weeks then 10 weeks, can't go out for at least 10 days after that, then travel time and then quarantine time. I estimate your puppy will nearly four months old by then. You say in your discussion 'my breeder', have you used before, how reputable as in the UK recently there has been a lot of puppy scams. I don't want to put a downer on but just pointing out some facts. It is what happens in the puppies 11th week that can make a big difference on their character and how they are and timing wise it will be unloved in quarantine or on a flight then. Please take all this into consideration before purchasing. Shelties are lovely, I have a bordie collie at the moment but did used to have a rough one which is the larger version of a sheltie really. I hope January does arrive quickly for you and that you enjoy your new puppy. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Hi ronaldinu! I bet you can't wait! What kind of puppy are you getting again? I forgot! I know you told us the breed and I know it is really cute. And is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? I name my cats before I get them. They have to fit their names, the poor things! My cats that I have now are Star & Luna! The have girls names and are boys! I just liked the names and I knew that I was getting boys, because that's what I wanted but I knew I wanted to name them those names so that's what I did! Star is an all black cat and his name fits him! Luna is a black and white kitty and I think he likes his name although he really looks like a girl! He's a really pretty cat and everyone thinks he's a girl! Poor Luna! You are going to be so happy when the puppy comes! Too bad you won't have it for Christmas, but at least you have lots of time to prepare! So you can buy it lots of toys before it gets here!
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
So you are importing your puppy. I didn't know it has to go through that long process. But that process looks really sensible. Thanks for posting at least I am no longer ignorant on this subject. I hope you get your puppy soon! Cheers!