Getting ready for a new baby! Suggestions and tips?
Furbaby, that is. :p Meet Clementine, a lab-beagle mix!
This is a temporary name, as I'm not too fond of it. I'm thinking of renaming her Ada, as in Ada Lovelace, or maybe Curie. I'm also partial to Hypatia but I don't know if she'll respond to it. Yes, nerdy dog mama means nerdy dog name. :lol:
I've officially adopted her today from Beagles and Buddies, a rescue org. I've been eyeing her for over a month now, but injuries and other stuff happened :( It's a good thing she wasn't adopted to anyone else! I am picking her up on Sunday because of conflict between foster home and work, plus I need to get supplies and finish dog-proofing the house. I'm so excited!
I pretty much know what I need to buy (crate, bedding, food, treats, brush, shampoo, toys, obedience class); she comes with a leash, collar, microchip, rabies tags, and all her shots. Are there any other things that are good to have around for a dog?
I've owned a dog before, but I wasn't the primary caregiver (and besides, mum gave it away after two months :(). Cats I know a lot about, but it's not the same thing. I've been reading and researching a lot but any tips and suggestions would be very helpful.