My Papillon

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Is it really bedtime already??  The night is still young! ;)

Is it really bedtime already?? The night is still young! 😉

 

Romeo cuddled up with his puppy toy.  Such a sweetie!

Romeo cuddled up with his puppy toy. Such a sweetie!

In just the few days we've had him Romeo's ears are already starting to stand up and get that Papillon look!

Romeo has been with us for almost an entire year now.  He’s become such a part of the family that I can hardly remember life without him!  He turned one on August 29th and is no longer the fuzzy little puppy that he once was.  Now he is a handsome, grown-up with a fabulous personality and energy to spare! 🙂  He comes into work with me every day and is such a good boy.  I can’t imagine life without him!

Talk about puppy dog eyes!

Talk about puppy dog eyes!

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Enough already with the pictures says Romeo

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Romeo can get a little wild when playing with Rocky the cat

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The cat whaps him on the nose when he’s had enough!

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October 13, 2013 – Bringing Romeo home!

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Romeo loves his little bed! The first day he seemed to sleep all the time.

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Romeo in the wee hours of the morning. Getting used to his new environment was tough on both of us!

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Once I got his little crate, aka “Puppy Cave”, he’s done great the last couple nights. He feels more secure in his little den and goes in there for naps and quiet time during the day.

14 Responses to My Papillon

  1. Congrats on your new baby! Romeo is adorable!
    How old was yours when his ears began to stand up? I also have a new Papillon puppy. Mine was born 8/21/13, and we are starting to wonder if they will. I have pics on my blog: http://mistyandsugar.wordpress.com

    • Beth says:

      Thank you 🙂 You know, it’s the funniest thing about his ears. They were up for about three days and now today they are flopped back down again. I read that it has to do with their teething. Apparently they need calcium to help their ears stand up and when they are teething, the calcium goes to their teeth instead of their ears. I read that giving them plain yogurt with their food can help give them the calcium they need to make their ears stand up. I haven’t done it yet since I think he’s cute either way 🙂 I’m heading over to your blog to see your pictures. I just love Papillon puppies and dogs and am thrilled to have one and looking forward to seeing him progress from a puppy to a full grown Papillon!! 🙂 It’s great that your Papillon is just about the same age as mine. We can have fun comparing their progress as they grow! 🙂

      • Thank you for all of the tips (and likes on my blog). I agree, they are cute either way. The flopped ears give them such a cute puppy profile! I have wanted a Pap for a long time, and I couldn’t be happier! Then again, you know exactly what kind of joy I’m talking about. It’s going to be fun watching our pups grow. I will definitely take lots of pics and keep in touch. I just can’t get enough of these precious balls of fur!

  2. Hi! How is your pup? This weekend, one of Sugar’s ears was trying really hard to stand up. I got a few cute pics. The vitamins have been helping. I’ve also noticed a strip of adult fur coming in on her back. Puppies change so fast!

    • Beth says:

      Awwww, so sweet! Romeo’s ears are going back and forth. Yesterday one was up and one was down and today they are both up again. What vitamins are you giving Sugar? I need to get Romeo in to the vet for his next shots, probably next week. I’m not looking forward to that because he’s starting to travel really well in his kennel (aka puppy cave) :). I take him to work with me, which is extremely helpful with the potty training. I’ll have to get some more pictures of him posted. You are so right about puppies changing so very quickly!! I’ll have to check out the new pics of Sugar!

      • I started using Tomlyn Nutri-Cal. It has calcium among other things, and the pups love it. My breeder said its also good if they get sick. You give them a little extra of this if they arent eating, and they suck it right up.
        I am jealous you can take Romeo to work! Leaving Sugar at home has slowed down the potty training a lot. I still see some progress though. I can’t wait to see new Romeo pics. He looks like such a little charmer!

        • Beth says:

          Thanks for the great info about the Nutri-Cal. I’ll have to look for it.
          Yes, the potty training sucks! That was the stage I never cared for with my kids and it’s no easier with the puppy. I’ve gotten him trained to sleep in his kennel at night and he’s gone up to 6 hours without getting up, so I can definitely handle that. Those middle of the night potty breaks about broke me the first week 😉 I still have to be hyper vigilant with him when he’s roaming the house. Sometimes it seems like he can’t possibly have anything left in his little bladder, but he manages to find a reserve tank and pp on the floor. Ugh! Patience is a virtue, I know, I know! I’m hoping to get some more pics posted soon.

  3. Hannah says:

    Awhh what a perfect little Papillon! Enjoy him! They are by far the superior breed 😉 (at least in my eyes lol)

    • Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Hannah! He is well established as a member of the family now and in the process of intermediate puppy training class. He’s got a great personality, although is a little skittish, but he’s a sweetie! I hope you’re able to find a little sweetheart of your own very soon 🙂

  4. so sweet the cat and dog. I love animals. My cat owns the house I just live here and pay all the bills, like you do> Great photos too.

    • Beth says:

      Thanks so much!! The animals are fairly sweet, but Romeo is starting to get on Rocky’s last nerve some nights, I think. Tonight my house resembled wild kingdom with the dog and cat jumping up and attacking each other. So far it’s all fairly tame and hopefully stays that way! 🙂

      • I think there needs to be two pets in the house- one will be lonely. I once had a cat and a cockatiel and the bird would get out of his cage and walk around the house, and the cat did nothing. True story.

        • Beth says:

          I think you are very right about that! I actually also have a Bearded Dragon (daughter’s pet) too, but he doesn’t come out of his tank very often. I think the cat tolerates the dog because he does (secretly) like the company 😉 That would have been a sight to see with the cockatiel walking around the cat. 🙂

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