We have a new puppy! Meet Indiana (Indie). He is a 3-month old Cockapoo and he’s now lived with us for a fortnight. He is settling in very well and found his feet with us quite quickly. He is very good at night and rarely cries. Although it’s still another week before he can go for walks outside.
We have been working around the clock for the past few weeks to housetrain Indie and he is smart enough now to ‘sit’ on command and we have almost cracked not being so impatient to take food straight away and to wait to be told to eat. Most importantly, he knows loo breaks are taken outside. However, leave your slippers on the floor at your peril!
Indie is desperate to go outside and see new sights. We have a school at the end of the road so for the time being (until it’s OK to have a run in a park) he is taken out for a carry in the front garden so he can see everyone making their way to school (and he gets a lot of attention from passers-by). Yesterday, he went to the vets for his jabs and saw three other dogs which blew his tiny mind!
Although Indie is proving to be super smart we don’t think he’s quite going to be much help with off-camera Flash or holding reflectors on shoots, so on those days he will stay at home and hopefully help with admin. But we do have a few consultations lined up when he is going to venture out and meet up with some lovely prospective couples with us who have said they are excited to meet him. He has promised he will lay down nicely and busy himself chewing on a ball whilst we chat. We’ll see how that goes!
We’ll post another Indie update after he’s had some more outdoor adventures. In the meantime, Indie has his own Instagram account where he’s posting all of his daily adventures!