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08/18/2014 // 48 comments

Meet Parsnip – Mr. Bazaar’s New Puppy!

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What a weekend! Yesterday we welcomed our first ever puppy into our Bright.Bazaar home – meet Parsnip! She’s a nine-week old Italian Greyhound and is absolutely perfect. We drove a seven hour round trip to pick her up from a litter in Wales and I was amazed that she slept all the way home. Whether you’ve followed Bright.Bazaar for years or just recently started following, you’ll probably be able to imagine just how excited I am about her coming home with us! I’m excited (and nervous!) for the puppy training that lies ahead so any tips you may have would be welcomed. OK, I’m going to dash but I’ll see you back here on Wednesday. Have a great Monday, friends! P.S. Isn’t her first dog bowl from Fenella Smith adorable? Perfect for Mr. Bazaar’s pooch!

Gastrogays

18 / 18 / 2014

SOOO CUTE! Very excited to see all the pictures of Parsnip growing up, and we’re sure, a million and one colourful accessories!

- Russell & Patrick

dawnb

18 / 18 / 2014

Too much cuteness! Adorable! Would love it if you could sneak in some puppy advice here and there. We hope to move somewhere a bit bigger soon, and then will be on the search for a pup too. So scary and so exciting! :D

hannah

18 / 18 / 2014

Parsnip is simply gorgeous! Congratulations!

Colleen

18 / 18 / 2014

The dog bowl is adorable. Almost, but not quite, as adorable as Parsnip. How could you not fall in love with that beautiful face. Congratulations all around!

Ksu

18 / 18 / 2014

She’s so cute!! Welcome to sunny home, darling!

Lyn

18 / 18 / 2014

Train her to ring a bell to go outside. I have a ribbon of bells hanging on the back door and when my Trixie needs to go out, she rings the bells. It was such an easy training to do. And congrats!!!

Yvonne

18 / 18 / 2014

How cute!! I KNOW how excited you are!! You are going to be in for some rough nights, lots of crying, going out for toilet breaks, getting her house trained. All I can say; don’t give up, it’s hard work a puppy!

Mary

18 / 18 / 2014

I’m a huge fan of Italian greyhounds, as is Milo my dachshund. The only advice i have is give her all your love and take her everywhere. Milo travels well on the train and in cars and goes in shops and restaurants and the beach and to France, its brilliant.

Gabrielle

18 / 18 / 2014

So exciting! I don’t know what we every did without our Georgie, she’s an integral part of our family. The first puppy year can be hard work (it’s amazing how many times they have to go to the toilet each day and night!) but totally worth it. I’d recommend you check out Cesar Milan The Dog Whisperer, he has shows on National Geographic channels and several books. He’s a total doggie genius! And I’d definitely suggest you join a puppy training class when she’s had all her vaccinations. Enjoy your puppy snuggles x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Gabrielle – Great advice, thank you so much! x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Mary – Great to hear that your Milo gets on so well with IGs! Thanks for the advice!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Yvonne – Thanks for the words of advice! :) x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Lyn – That’s a great idea, thank you so much! I will try that!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Ksu – Thanks!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Colleen – Right? Such a cutie!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Hannah – Thank you so much!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Dawnb – Sure, I’ll do my best! I’m totally still learning myself! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Gastrogays – Cheers, guys! Can’t wait to share them with you :)

Ingrid Jansen

18 / 18 / 2014

so so so so so cute… Congrats with Parsnip! Lucky Parsnip to live with you guys. cheers, Ingrid

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Ingrid – We feel so lucky to have her! Such a sweetie! x

Lindsey

18 / 18 / 2014

I can’t wait to meet her in a few weeks!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Lindsey – Parsnip can’t wait to meet YOU!

susan // fleurishing

18 / 18 / 2014

aww, she’s beautiful…congratulations on your new addition!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Susan – Thank you so much! :)

Molly {Dreams in HD}

18 / 18 / 2014

oh my gosh will she is ADORABLE! congratulations :)

Taylor

18 / 18 / 2014

What a stinkin’ adorable puppy! I love!

xoxo
Taylor

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Molly – I know! Thank you so much! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Taylor – So super cute, right?! xo

Matthew Pike

18 / 18 / 2014

a lovely looking pooch!

Buckets & Spades

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Matthew – Thanks!

Kiana Underwood

18 / 18 / 2014

The sweetest! Fatherhood is becoming ;-)

Zoe // deVOL kitchens

18 / 18 / 2014

Dear Will,

We saw this post via a link on twitter – wow! Hello Parsnip you’re lovely! If you’re ever in Leicestershire please pop in and say hello, we have 12 acres around the Mill for Parsnip to explore and I’m sure we can organise a few cheeky treats too!

Best wishes,
Zoe
deVOL Kitchens

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Kiana – Thank you! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

18 / 18 / 2014

@Zoe – That’s so kind, thank you! :)

Scot Meacham Wood

18 / 18 / 2014

hey guys -

totes adorable! congrats on the new addition to y’all’s family!

cheers,
Scot

Laura

19 / 19 / 2014

We got an italian greyhound puppy this summer!! They are so adorable and have such sweet natures.. TIlly is now 19 weeks old and quite the character! Two speeds, whipping around everywhere or passed out ensuring she’s touching either me or my husband at all times… Enjoy!!!! It’s the best :)

Kristin

19 / 19 / 2014

Adorable! The water dish is amazing.

Uljana

19 / 19 / 2014

Oh what a cute little puppy! :)

As an owner of a 2,5 year old Malamute I can give you the advice to be firm and consistent in applying your rules and of course loving. Don’t let her do the things as a puppy that may be cute now but will turn into a nuisance when she is grown up (like jumping up at people) Introduce her to everything that you know you will be doing and that is important to you slowly at her pace … like restaurants, car rides, hotels, crowds, trains, etc. A few minutes to start with as puppies are easily overstimulated. Work with a lot of positive reinforcements … no need to trying to “dominate” a dog (not a huge fan of Cesar Milan)

And most of all … enjoy this time!!! They grow up soooooo fast and a lot of things they will eventually grow out of :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Scot – Thank you! We are smitten!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Laura – Awww Tilly sounds like such a sweetheart! We are still quite nervous as we are learning as we go and just want to be the best daddies we can be!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Kristin – Isn’t it so cute?! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Uljana – Thank you for the kind tips and advice, much appreciated! :)

Oh, she’s such a cutie pie Will! I am sure you both will enjoy her company, she looks so adorable! Be ready for some short nights (it IS like taking care of a baby) because the “potty” training can take a while. And assign her a place where she can sleep and rest, instead of taking her into your sofa, because before you know it, they don’t want to sleep anywhere else as on the sofa. ;-) Most of all: just enjoy the friendship and love you will get from Parsnip, they have so much love to give to us… Hugs, Inge xxx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

19 / 19 / 2014

@Inge – Thank you so much for the words of advice! Do you have any tips on the potty training front, please? x

Lisa

20 / 20 / 2014

She is her.

Lisa gorgeous and regal. Cherish her.

Lisa x

Lisa

20 / 20 / 2014

Parsnip is gorgeous and regal. Cherish her.

Lisa x

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

20 / 20 / 2014

@Lisa – She most certainly is. Thank you! x

Trude

21 / 21 / 2014

What a cutie pie! I love Iggies! I had two, they’re the sweetest companions. They give great snuggles! Mine always loved being under the blanket with me (or just with each other). I just had to train them carefully not to jump up on everyone they met. :)