We Have a Puppy!

As many of you may know we had to say goodbye to our little mini-Schnauzer, Tia, last April when she became ill. Not having a dog left a hole in our lives, especially for my husband,David, who used to take Tia everywhere with him. So in May we got in touch with Irene Wessler, of Sensation Schnauzers, the breeder we got Tia from. We went onto the list of those waiting for a puppy. In August we got the good news. Puppies had arrived and there was a girl for us. We went out to see the pups. It was fun to see all the little ones. Their mother was very protective and growled at us to keep our distance.

September 14 was the day we picked her up. Right from the start she was a brave little pup. When we got her home we walked with her outside around our property and she bounded along beside us.

Inside we had set up a small pen for her with a crate, water bowl and a mat for her to lie on . The breeder had given us a toy and a blanket that all the puppies had slept with the night before. That seemed to comfort her and she snuggled into the crate with the blanket and soft toy. Once she is house trained we will dispense with the pen. She does come out into the kitchen sometimes to have a look around.

We have a baby gate to keep her in the kitchen area. She is interested to know what goes on in the world beyond.

Sometimes she just likes to relax on the mat in her pen area. An old sock with a ball inside it makes a good toy!

She has been very good at night . David keeps her in a crate right beside his bed. He said that the first night he kept waking up wondering if she was OK but she slept right through.

She loves to go outside, bouncing and running around on the grass outside. We live in the country and are surrounded by farmers fields, so there is plenty of space for her to run and play. She has also been into the park, in the town near where we live, and has done well with a harness and leash.

We are calling her June. Just about a month ago a very good friend of mine died. She was a great animal lover and often took in rescued dogs to foster till they could be found a furever home. My friend’s name was June.

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  1. Doris lehman says:

    Oh Lauren, she is a beautiful little girl! Congratulations to you and David. She is a very lucky little girl to be adopted by a great mom and dad . I love the name June. A wonderful tribute to a friend. Can’t wait to meet her.

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  2. Jeff Rab says:

    Congrats!! Two years of craziness is usually my experience before the dog becomes a “dog”! πŸ™‚ Have fun!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Well it will be an interesting experience. I’m all in favor of obedience classes so June has that in her future. For now she is relying on getting away with things because she is so cute

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      1. Jeff Rab says:

        Lol….I know, right!? What’s cute in puppies and toddlers is annoying in dogs and teenagers!!

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  3. Lignum Draco says:

    She’s a adorable, a new friend for life.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      She is . Thank you for commenting.

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  4. What a great gesture! Hello beautiful and adorable June πŸΆπŸ’•

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  5. Sweet heart! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  6. Avery says:

    She is just darling! I love her! what a good girl

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Avery! She is very entertaining.

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  7. Irene says:

    Adorable! 😊

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  8. Emma Cownie says:

    Well, June is totally gorgeous! How lovely to have a new pup. I bet you (or rather your husband) are run off your feet. Pups take a fair bit of energy!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They do. And unlike human babies it is harder to organize them into a nap time at our convenience. 🀣

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  9. June is absolutely adorable! xxx

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  10. Awww, she’s so cute! What a perfect little namesake.

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  11. Cute puppy. Reminds me of the dog from Lady and the Tramp (Jacques). Is that the same one?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Our puppy is a Mini-Schnauzer. I can’t remember Jacques from the film. But thanks for commenting!

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  12. Miss A says:

    Yeay, too cute ! Dogs are best thing ever…well..maybe after horses . But at least this one can go inside your house

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes she is much easier to transport too
      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  13. Fun Box says:

    So adorable! πŸ’–

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  14. Tina Schell says:

    She is SO adorable Anne!!! And how sweet you memorialized your friend. A lovely story all round

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      1. Good to hear from the 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you and June says hello to you too!

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  15. Juli Hoffman says:

    Your new pup is gorgeous! Congrats!!!!!!!!!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Juli. She is quite a character!

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  16. Welcome to your new furever home June πŸ’œ She has the kindest eyes Anne and it’s so lovely you named her after your dear friend. Wishing you many happy and fun years together and please give her a little pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Xenia. I will give her a Pat from all of you there in the Highlands .

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  17. That puppy is going to have wonderful life ahead in her new house, hope Biasini got new friend

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Biasini will meet June tomorrow. I’m not sure she has ever seen an animal as big as a horse before.

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  18. This is exciting news. I’m sure a happy (and busy) time in your house.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is a happy time and since we take her out every couple of hours busy as well. But we are lucky to live tin the country so we can take her out and walk her around on our own property and not worry about traffic. Thanks for your comment.

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      1. Enjoy your β€œpuppy time” as it passes all too quickly.

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  19. Congrats! It’s always so exciting when a new furry companion joins the family.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is exciting and we are very happy to have a dog again. But it has been a long time since we have had a puppy! June is a character but she is very co-operative so far!

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  20. Prior... says:

    What a great honorary name to give your new family member
    Woof to June!
    And side note – when we had two Lab puppies in 2005 – I wish we knew right away to do the kitchen area block off – once we finally did it made those early puppy months fantastic – and like you said – it is not forever but the crates and designated area is helpful

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it is helpful. Thanks for commenting.

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  21. kunstkitchen says:

    Congrats! She’s adorable.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. She is a darling little pup.

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  22. Judy says:

    Happy Day! Congratulations to all of you. πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Judy it is a happy time to have a dog again.

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  23. sandyjwhite says:

    What a sweetheart. Anne! And I love the name June, as it was my mother’s!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Sandy for sharing that. It is a nice name. My friend was named June as that was the month she was born.

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  24. Mama Duck says:

    So sweet! Congrats on your new addition!πŸ€—

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. She is very entertaining and has all that enthusiasm of youth which is very refreshing for us.

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  25. Paula Light says:

    Congrats! What a sweet little face! ❀️

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    1. anne leueen says:

      She is very cute that’s for sure. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  26. dprastka says:

    β™₯️ Awe, so ADORABLE! She’s so beautiful and will be a great addition to your family. I just Love puppies, their smell and energy, so EXCITING! I will remember the crate next to the bed at night, never thought of that and it sounds like it is working great. And what an awesome name, June, so loving. Hi June! β™₯οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. anne leueen says:

      June is asleep as I write this or she would say Hi to you Diana. And she would put her front paws on your shoulder and snuggle into your neck! She has had a busy morning outside barking and growling at the cows in the field next to us!🀣

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      1. dprastka says:

        Awe, I’d love the puppy hug! Haha, silly girl growling at the cow. The adventures she’s having!! 🀣

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        1. anne leueen says:

          And they are BIG cows too. Charolias with two calfs

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          1. dprastka says:

            I’m so jealous, wish I lived near farms!! β™₯️

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  27. Katrin says:

    So cute! Welcome June!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for commenting. Following the advice in your blog David had the crate next to his bed and June has slept soundly through the night every night.

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      1. Katrin says:

        Oh good! I’m so glad to hear she’s sleeping through the night that makes life so much easier for all!

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Indeed. I think the fact that she gets put lots and Dacis takes her to the town park as well means she is tired enough to sleep well.

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  28. Awwww! πŸ˜€. Incredibly appealing

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Robert. She is very appealing and also keeps us entertained.

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  29. Elayne says:

    June is beautiful πŸ’– and will fill your lives with love, as only a dog can xxxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for commenting Elayne.

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  30. Robyn says:

    She’s adorable! Congratulations on your new family member!

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  31. geezer94 says:

    Beautiful puppy. Does it still have that new puppy smell? g

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  32. clarejk2014 says:

    June’s lovely! Puppies are adorable. πŸ™‚

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    1. anne leueen says:

      They are very cute and June is really a cutie and also very entertaining with a real personality. Thanks for commenting.

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