Meet Arabella (Our new puppy)


On Friday, we picked up our beautiful puppy, and brought her home.

new puppy

I will be writing separately about what you should look out for before you choose a puppy, and what you need, but for now I am just so excited to tell you all about her.

We had a cat carrier that we took with us when we picked her up, she lived about 35 minutes from us.

The family that owned her are so lovely, I like them very much! I was very excited to see the puppies again, and couldn’t really believe that we were bringing one home!

Mummy had asked my brother and sisters to think of a name for her, and they all loved Bella. Mummy wasn’t completely sure, until she was reminded of a song by The Arctic Monkeys called Arabella – Mummy loved it! So, here is little Arabella – yes, we will call her Bella most of the time, but her official name is Arabella!

settling in day 1

We picked her up at about 2pm, and after a chat with Sue and her husband, we set off, not sure at all how Arabella would be. She cried for about half the journey, then settled, and fell asleep! No sickness, or accidents, which is what can happen on a puppies first journey in a car.

We have a lovely large cage for her (or crate as it is also called), and when we got in, Lea and Luke put it up, whilst Mummy and I let Arabella sniff around – we put puppy pads – they are instead of newspaper – for her to wee and poop on.

She is so very small and so cute! I am being very good and gentle with her. Mummy has said that I have to keep my ‘sheetys’ (comforters) up out of her way, and my little toys because we don’t want her choking or biting my things. I also know that she has very sharp little teeth and claws!

She was quite quiet, she did have a little play around, but she slept a lot. She drank water, but didn’t eat much at all. She did wee and poop – on her mats! Her cage is by the back door Β in the kitchen, and there is a mat outside, and one in the lounge too. She uses both. She is such a good girl!

I go to bed at about 7pm and Mummy and the others go at 10 pm ish. Mummy popped Arabella in her crate, and made sure she was safe and secure. Here is what happened….

So Arabella had a brilliant first night! She was such a good girl! Look out for my other puppy posts coming soon. Have you ever had a puppy, and how was their first night?

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  1. A puppy is the best thing in this world. I hope you get lots of warm cuddles. Congratulations.

  2. OH you are making me want a furry little family member too. Although sadly we have allergies the four of us to animals but I have always wanted one for my kids to grow up with. I will just have to live through your posts. Lovely photos. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. Oh she’s so cute! I would love a puppy but we already have a dog and I’ve learnt from experience two is hard work #sharewithme

  4. Awww I want a puppy!! Aidan loves dogs too but Daddy is not so keen πŸ™ x

  5. Oh she is just adorable! I love the name as well! #brilliantblogposts
    Stevie πŸ™‚

  6. Aww cute.. I’m only a fan of animals from a distance and my daugther is just not a fan

  7. Lucas says – Yay!!! You got a puppy and you’re gonna have so much fun with her. So looking forward to reading all your adventures πŸ™‚
    Ash the Dog says – It’s great to hear that another doggie has found their forever family xx #sharewithme

  8. Awww – Arabella is gorgeous – please do link some posts about her to #AnimalTales πŸ™‚

  9. Ahhh how cute! Welcome home cutie!

    Enjoy every moment with her! Such a beautiful name choice! Suz xo

  10. Omg what an adorable video!! She is so teeny tiny. I can’t wait to meet her x x

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