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So dp hid this behind a bag of shopping last night...

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Bigfam Sat 08-Oct-16 08:47:50

He strolled in with our two year old & a bag of shopping, then said "find somewhere to put this" and pulled out our newly christened Bruno nn brew. He is so tiny!!

Haggisfish Sat 08-Oct-16 08:49:24

Cute! But so much work and with a toddler....good luck!

Lancelottie Sat 08-Oct-16 08:51:01

Hmm... Did you want one?

Costacoffeeplease Sat 08-Oct-16 08:52:02

A puppy, as a surprise?

Where did it come from and what was the reasoning behind bringing him home like that?

NoahVale Sat 08-Oct-16 08:55:48

just delightful

Bigfam Sat 08-Oct-16 08:56:15

We've wanted one for a while, we lost our family dog a while ago (he lived at my dads up the road but I grew up with him)
Dp got him from a friend

Vajazzler Sat 08-Oct-16 08:57:42

Which supermarket did he get it from as I need to send my dh there!

Costacoffeeplease Sat 08-Oct-16 09:00:29

I really thought we'd got past the 'puppies as presents' thing, but good luck

NoahVale Sat 08-Oct-16 09:01:51

that is a bit of a snooty attitude you've got Costa

girlsyearapart Sat 08-Oct-16 09:03:38

He's lovely. My lovely old dog died in February and I'd love it if dh came home with a puppy.
What breed is he?

NoahVale Sat 08-Oct-16 09:04:34

looks like a jack russell

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 08-Oct-16 09:04:45

DH's just gone to Waitrose.

Maybe I should text with an addition to the shopping list.

tooth paste

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 08-Oct-16 09:05:12


Costacoffeeplease Sat 08-Oct-16 09:05:13

No, just not keen on surprise puppies

GinIsIn Sat 08-Oct-16 09:05:44

I'm sorry but I'm with costa on this - puppies are not toys, and should never be surprise presents!

GinAndOnIt Sat 08-Oct-16 09:05:53

Oh he's adorable!

I think this isn't a standard random present of a dog though. DP and I have been discussing getting a second dog as GinDog is very sociable and used to living with two others, and seems a bit miffed that his only mate is the cat now. We've been discussing breeds etc, know what we want so will just wait for the right time.

If DP had been sorting it all out for me and then just appeared with it as a surprise, I would be absolutely delighted. But it would still be planned IYSWIM, as we are already ready and prepared to welcome another dog into the house. So the novelty is not going to wear off like if you bought a dog as a present for someone unexpectedly.

NoahVale Sat 08-Oct-16 09:07:32

but i dont think the op posted here for judgement of her DH's actions. just to show off the picture. nowhere did she say Was he unreasonable.
It is done now.

MrsMushrooms Sat 08-Oct-16 09:07:40

Sake! This is a lovely, sweet thing to do and OP obvs wanted a dog. Why be arsey about the way it was done??

Giving pets as presents isn't alright, but the reasons for that don't apply here so let's enjoy the puppy smile

Costacoffeeplease Sat 08-Oct-16 09:10:26

Giving pets as presents isn't alright


hellsbells99 Sat 08-Oct-16 09:12:01

He looks adorable.
I wish my DH would bring me one home!
I have been trying to talk him into having a dog for ages.
As a family, we always had a dog. My brother and sisters both have dogs. I go walking with friends a couple of times a week with their dogs .....but still not convinced DH!

Bigfam Sat 08-Oct-16 09:16:38

I agree just giving a puppy as a gift isn't on.
But since I lost my family pet I've been wanting another jack russell and although I had been looking I hadn't seen any that I'd instantly loved. It wasn't a surprise as such, we planned to get a puppy, I'm really glad dp bought him.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe It's worth a try! wink

tabulahrasa Sat 08-Oct-16 09:23:53

"Giving pets as presents isn't alright, but the reasons for that don't apply here"

Some do - what sort of dodgy person lets a puppy leave knowing not everyone in the house is in on it?

Bigfam Sat 08-Oct-16 09:27:42

He was from one of dp's friends, someone he has known for years and works with, not some sort of back door dodgy breeder.

diddl Sat 08-Oct-16 09:31:58

Did he also bring back everything else that you will need for Bruno?

Mumofazoo Sat 08-Oct-16 09:32:46

Aww he's beautiful. We have a chug and a jack Russel x and if my dh came home with a puppy I'd be over the moon as we are currently looking for a new addition to our family.

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