My puppy Bella would like to tell you about her first night in our home, 8 weeks ago!
‘Hello. My name is Arabella, I am nearly 8 weeks old. I am very tiny, and have just
moved into my new home.
This lovely family came to see me and my brothers and sisters
one day, and although there had been lots of other people coming to see us, I had a
funny feeling as soon as they walked in, that I would be going to live with them.
There was a nice lady, two older children and a little boy – not as young as me, but I
knew he was very young too. I liked their smell, and went over to them. They picked me
up and were all so excited to see me. They cuddled me, and I cuddled them. Dare I hope
that these were my new family?
The lady chatted and chatted to Sue- who was the lovely lady who I lived with now, I had
such a good feeling. The little boy, although busy was so cute and gentle. He looked at
us, and gently touched us, but he was so kind and lovely.
Then they had to go. I wasn’t sure what was happening, but I wasn’t going with them. Oh
The next couple of days saw quite a few more people coming to see us, and some of my
siblings went to their new homes. I tried to be my cutest, I wanted a new home too – but
I couldn’t stop thinking about that family. No one else seemed – or smelt quite right to
It was Friday three days later, and Sue was bathing me. I’m sure I heard her say I was
going to my new home and family. I was a bit confused – going to who? Oh well, maybe
I heard wrong.
I was fast asleep on the sofa, when I heard some voices. I looked up – and there was the
family – my family! Oh my goodness, they had come back for me! I couldn’t believe it! I
lay there, pretending to be asleep, listening to see if I was right. I was! They had a special
carrier to take me home in, they gently put me in it, there was a soft towel inside. I
started to panic a bit. Where were we going. I had never been out of the house, never
without my mummy and siblings. I felt quite panicked now.
The lady picked up the carrier and I felt really funny inside. We went outside, it felt so
much colder then I was out into a funny silver box thing with wheels. All the time the
family were talking to me, so I did feel sort of safe, if a bit panicky. There was a big
noise, a bit roar-y. Then we started to move! Oh my goodness! We were moving. I
peeped out of the carrier – no one seemed bothered, so I guess we were meant to. It
was a bit bumpy, and twisty, but soon it was smoother and not as twisty.
I had been whimpering a little bit, but it actually felt ok now – almost soothing. I relaxed a
little bit, the lady was asking all the time ‘is she ok?’ And I realised she was asking about
me. I liked her voice. I liked all these people. They smelt ok. They felt ok. I closed my eyes
– but my ears were still open!
It did seem quite a long time, then we stopped. I was carried out of the silver box (I think
I heard the girl say it was a car?) and we went into a house. A new house. My new
home. I peered around through the bars of the carrier. My nose was going mad with all
the new smells. The girl put the carrier down, and opened the door. Very slowly I put my
head out. Four faces were looking back at me. Where was my mummy? My brothers and
sisters? Everything was new. And strange. The little boy started running around, happy
to see me. I did have a feeling in my tummy that everything was going to be ok.
The girl gently picked me up from the carrier and cuddled me. I relaxed again. She put
me down and I sniffed around. I saw a mat thingy like there was at the other house, and
I had a wee on it. Oh my, the family went mad – so excited! It was only a little wee! The
girl and boy were putting up a big cage, I watched them.
We went through to another room, with soft carpet, I looked for the mat and could see
one by the door. I MUST remember to use it! I had lots of cuddles, and a little drink, I
wasn’t hungry. There were some new toys for me, it was all so different. I felt happy
though. I did keep hearing a new word – Bella. I didn’t know what it meant, but I think
they were saying it to me.
Later, the lady carried me to the cage which now had a bed and blankets in, my toys
and a puppy mat. She gently popped me inside. Talking softly, she left me, and I felt
scared. What if it wasn’t ok here? Again, I wanted my mummy and brothers and sisters.
I was alone. I felt so small and so alone. I whimpered and whined. A few minutes later,
the lady and the girl came back in, and the girl took me out and cuddled me. After a few
minutes, she put me back. I felt better. They left the light on for me, and left me again. I
did whimper, hoping they would come back to me, but then I realised they weren’t.
I listened, it was all quiet. I settled down, I guess it must be night time. Time to sleep.
I wondered what would happen tomorrow – is this my home now, or would I be going
somewhere else? I drifted off asleep, dreaming of cuddles and nice smells………
I am 16 weeks old now and we are all getting used to each other!
My new family got me everything I needed, and were kindly sent some goodies from the lovely people over at PetShop.co.uk
1. A bed. Somewhere I can call mine, and have a bit of peace!
2. A bowl for water and another one for my food.
4. Some toys – make sure they are safe for me.
5. Puppy pads – these are great – instead of newspaper for me to pee and poop on indoors.
6. Quality food. I am on dried food, and I love Huntland Dog Food.
7. Dog treats for a reward – when I pee and poop on the pad (or now, outside). I love Eukanuba biscuits.
Thank you for reading, I look forward to sharing my adventures with you