This time last week I was getting very excited because we had been given the ok to go and meet a little Westie puppy!
We had been looking around for a while for puppies but the thought of getting an 8 week old puppy was a little daunting. I had never looked after such a young puppy before! Growing up, we always had dogs around us. My first dog, Tess, was a mixed breed and lived until she was 17! We then had Nesbitt, the retired greyhound and when Adam and I got our first house, we rescued a 6 year old Westie called Winnie. Winnie now lives with Adam’s dad, who spoils her rotten!
We came across a breeder who was 2 hours away in Florida. She posted about an older Westie puppy (15 weeks) who had been returned to her because she was too much like a ‘puppy’. We were told that the puppy was too much for the previous owner to handle so she kept her in a crate all day. When we saw the little puppy we could tell that she had been confined because her paws and legs were stained from being in her own mess 🙁 This made me very sad.
We knew that she would take just as much work as a young puppy but I’m in the position to do that at the moment. When we arrived, Maisy came straight to us and fussed us so much. She let us both pick her up and then jumped up at us when we put her down. Needless to say, she came with us!