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|07-15-2008, 03:14 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Islamorada, Florida Usa
New Owner; Dream Puppy!
I was just presented yesterday with my life long dream puppy! I waited all of my life - like having a child - until THE right time. The time was now!
I am so honored and proud to be owned by a Yorkie! She is EXACTLY four months old - to the day! I dont know ANYTHING because I didnt know I would be spoiled with a baby! Im so appreciative BUT! Im scared! And VERY behind in what I need to know!
I KNOW NOTHING! I would have done my foot work before if I would have gotten her myself. I am a research junkie - but with this - Im getting SO CONFUSED!
I am researching and see so much about 'shaving the puppy'? SHAVING MY PUPPY!? She has some matting - very little. Sounds crazy but if thats what Im suppose to do - I'll do it! Maybe its for the health - coat?
I have chosen to crate train. Im basically begging for HELP! I want to know all there is to know! I want this precious creature to have the best care possible so I have a lot of learning to do.
I also read that her lil gray spot was a bad thing. That concerns me. I dont care what color she is - but I read that that goes away when they get older? I am basically just asking:
As a new owner of a 16 week female thats up to date on shots - micro-chipped - due for more shots in two weeks - what more - besides the trying to comb the lil matting she has - do I need to know - DO!?
She came home yesterday and settled in very well! Happy girl! Frisky - so precious I still cry a bit sometimes when I look at her. I balled like a baby when I got her. She seemed to like the bath.
She has a few knots that Im having trouble getting out. Her hair - now - is kind of 'cottony' now except for around her head and face. Is this normal and may it change as she gets older? Is it puppy hair?
Im so lost and this is so important to me - that she turns out as spiritually - emotionally - HEALTHY and (hey - I'll admit it!) as pretty and groomed as she can possibly be.
PLEASE SOMEONE TAKE MY HAND AND HELP ME RAISE THIS BABY! It means the world to me that she ends up a loyal - loving - WELL POTTY-TRAINED (of the utmost importance!!!) life mate!
Love Peace and Tolerance,
|07-15-2008, 03:22 PM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Can't wait to see pictures. Congratulations!! I'll be getting my baby in 10 days but I have some past yorkie experience. if you're talking about the hair on the top of her head turning to silver, this is normal. As far as the matting, I wouldn't shave all her hair, just those areas. Crate training is good. You'll find lots of useful information here with very experienced yorkie owners. Search the topics you have questions about, I can guarantee you, you'll spend hours reading them.
Welcome to YT!
|07-15-2008, 04:21 PM||#3|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
Congratulations!!! I am so happy you got your baby. There is nothing like a Yorkie. I have never shaved my yorkies. I try to keep them mat free which isn't easy, but when they do get matted I use some oil (most pet stores carry sprays for getting matts out and slowly work out the mats. Try and get her use to bseing brushed and combed daily. The silver is normal. It will turn gold as she gets older. As for crate training, I am not an expert on that so hopefully others can help. I see you live on Islamorada, I was there once it is so beautiful. Enjoy your baby.
Cali Pixie Roxie : RIP Nikki; RIP Maya;RIP my sweet Dixie girl 1/17/08
|07-15-2008, 06:38 PM||#4|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Your first step was finding Yorkietalk! REad, Read and read some more...
If you write a message to South East Texas Yorkies - Home, she will email you a great guide called What to do when your expecting (a puppy that is). It would be great for you.
Good luck to you! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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|07-16-2008, 10:54 AM||#5|
Gina, (Lexi's Mommy)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: LONG ISLAND,NY
welcome to yorkie talk sweetie,, you sound just like me when i got
my lexi.. i cried too. you will learn so much from this site as all of us did.
please ask any questions you may have and you will get quick answers
to the best of our ability.. iv learned so much just from being on this site
for 3 years. its just wonderful with lots of nice people too..
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|07-16-2008, 02:01 PM||#6|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Madison, MS
Welcome to YT! We are so glad to have you and your baby here. If you have any questions you're welcome to send me a PM (private message). When I first got my Jamie I thought he had a cotton coat but it turned out just to be his puppy coat. Once it grew out long enough I trimmed the puppy coat off and he was left with the most beautiful silk coat. If the matts are too bad and you can't get them out with oil, I've just used one side of a pair of tiny scissors to just slice up through the matt. That way you don't have to cut length off but you get the matt out without hurting her.
Misty & Jamie
|07-16-2008, 02:44 PM||#8|
Donating YT 5000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Hi and welcome to YT. Congrats on your new baby. I know exactly how you feel. Hot Rod was a total surprise from hubby! There are lots of knowledgeable folks on here. Just ask away and there will be someone to point you in the right directions. Can't wait to see pictures of your furbutt!
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|07-16-2008, 02:58 PM||#9|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Welcome to YorkieTalk Mikaela and Frisky
Congratulations on your new baby. I am so very happy for you. It sounds like you need to just sit down, scoop little Frisky up in your arms and love her a bit and catch your breath. What a wonderful gift to be presented with.
Hugs to you both. You will learn as you go, there is way too much to know to take it all in at once. Your vet will be an invaluable sourse of information (except about food).
And you will find people on line 24/7 who can give you good advice in a pinch, so please, don't be shy, ask away, OR use the search feature to see if the topic has been discussed....