Iggys at the Office

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Good morning! Today I will be working from home – always super nice! – as my little baby (Zaphira) is undergoing surgery right now. It isn’t all too dramatic, though. They will be removing both dew claws (? “Wolfskralle” in German) at her front feet. She has so often gotten stuck with them somewhere outside and either nearly or fully pulled them out that it has ended bloody several times. Again, nothing to worry about, but because we have this issue every couple of months my vet and I decided it may be best to removing them.

I will surely be updating you on how she is doing post-surgery!

Yesterday I had Fridolin (the Italian Greyhound of friends) visit Zaphira and myself at the office for an hour. Such a cutie! I remember when he was a puppy and even smaller than Zaphira – now, he already outgrew her! Fridolin will actually be coming over again today and staying until Sunday. His parents are attending an event and we will have the cutie plus our two fluffy loves at home. 3 dogs! I’m sure it will be an interesting and the most cuddly weekend in a while!

Welcoming my first puppy; Zaphira

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First things first: Happy September! Jee – time passes unrealistically fast these days..!

Now, I finally took that one step I have been thinking about for too long – I finally bought a puppy. Welcome home, Zaphira. I picked up Zaphira on Wednesday in Berlin – flying back and forth for one day to picking up this little piece of love. You may have noticed that I am obsessed with dogs and couldn’t wait to get my own. Finally, it has happened. It still feels so unreal when I wake up and have this little lovebug looking into my eyes and wanting to cuddle first thing in the morning. The breeder asked me to choose a name starting with Z – so Zaphira it became. I wanted a name that is not so popular, not so much known, and rather elegant in its nature. She is an Italian Greyhound (which I find elegant in their own nature), 10 weeks old, and honestly the cutest thing on earth. Yet, she is a little chewing devil. The minute she is awake after taking a nap I cannot leave her out of my sight without having to worry she will release herself on the carpet (still need to practice) or chew on something other than her toys. But who can be mad at such a sweet little angel? I can’t! Yet, being “strict” is especially important in the beginning to teach her everything. What are your tips and tricks on teaching the puppy to pee outside and stop chewing everything they see? I would love to hear from anyone with a dog and some puppy experience! xo