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Old 12-01-2012, 05:37 PM
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People about to get puppies or who just got puppies, when did you start hoarding puppy stuff ahead of time when you knew you where getting a pup and what did you hoard?

And for kicks here is some christmas puppies.



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Old 12-01-2012, 05:42 PM
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I'm already hoarding things. I'm a hoarder. Plus it's just fun to shop around for a new fun dog that will probably actually LIKE toys and collars and such, rather than old GrumpFace over here who stares at me like I'm stupid.

But I hoard bowls, leashes, collars, toys, pretty sure I still have baby-puppy stuff left over somewhere from when the girls were little, like bottles and such. I acquire it all as I go and never throw anything away. And then I go on mini shopping sprees where I get something I KNOW Zander won't like...but maybe I can hoard it or give it as a gift to someone else.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:59 PM
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About five years... seriously hoarded for the last two years before I got Payton.

And I've already started buying a few things for my next puppy which is also probably at least two years away. Because I find awesome puppy stuff on clearance. Which is how the last hoard started.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 PM
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I'm still 9 months away, I started hoarding stuff about 1 1/2 years before when puppy is expected to come home, although I didn't buy anything until August (sister gave me a few things). I'm asking for only dog stuff for Christmas/B-Day to offset the costs, so I'll have a real big hoard before the poor Mum dog is even pregnant.

I just ordered a nail grinder, but I already have some kong toys, busy buddy toys, frisbees, nylabones, a head collar, a harness, and a leash (all gear is pink of course ), lots of balls (chuck-it and wool), and of course some stuffed animals/tugs. I have to say, the toys are definitely what I am most likely to buy, they are my weakness. I already have a little crate from my Mum's small dog, and I'll wait to buy the adult one until I can judge how big she'll be. And an X-pen from when Wesley was a puppy.

My sister's dog is watching me bring all this home and dying that he can't have at it, I keep it in my closet in a bin, and he tries to open the door.

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:08 PM
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Personally I wouldn't buy things until a week or two before, because I wouldn't want to jinx it - not that I'm superstitious, but if it didn't work out I'd be so depressed looking at puppy stuff.

Besides, as far as toys and things I want to see what the puppy likes, their sleeping style before getting a bed, treat preferences, etc.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:11 PM
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First, and most important, question. Here it is: YOU'RE GETTING A PUPPY?!?!?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:15 PM
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I've bought a few things that I could not resist for the spring puppy. I found a beautiful red hand made wool sweater that was a XXXL and it was on sale for 15 dollars so I had to buy one.

But we have a few already big ticket items already from having Mitsu, like an X pen and a kennel, which is nice. Im trying not to go all over board until mother dog is confirmed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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I never really buy anything before I have the dog. A Kong, some chewy stuff, and maybe a stuffy or two... but nothing my current dogs won't use if the dog I'm buying it for ends up not liking it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:42 PM
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I was already waiting so long for this puppy.. I couldn't help but hoard lol but I only officially admitted I was hoarding when the ultrasound was confirmed but my first "future puppy item" was a tiny dinosaur plushie with squeaky eggs inside I bought like..6 months ago lol I just thought it was so cute.

The only things I didn't buy until REALLY late were the crate and name-tag. The crate because it's huge and that would be a depressing reminder if this didn't work out and the tag because it's a personal little thing and I didn't want to jinx it.

But 4 months ago I already had.. most toys (stuffies, kongs, balls etc.. things I gathered under the pretense of "when I pet sit for people"), tiny collar, leash, leash hooks and other households doodads, books etc..

So yea lol the crate was the only big thing I really waited about.
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I didn't do a lot of buying until about 2 weeks before we brought him home. Then it was just a few small things so I could get an idea of what he liked. Luckily some of the larger things, like crates, there are a lot in the family so I didn't have to buy them.
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