It’s been a while!

That was a bit of an unintended break to say the least! Rather than explain away my absence with excuses I thought I would post a little catch up and hopefully start posting more regularly again as I have missed posting as well as all the blogs I follow. Last time I was talking to you all it was Halloween and Bonnie’s 2nd gotcha day. Now it is the middle of December (where has this year gone?!) and this is a bit of what we’ve been up to;

Bonnie is still healthy, happy and generally loving life as usual! She is a big girl now and has free roam of the living room while we are out instead of being in her play pen – no accidents or destruction (yet anyway – fingers crossed!).

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Her wee cosy area – her play pen now protects the Christmas tree xD

We got her titre tested this year and her results came back positive and strong positive so she didn’t need any boosters.

We went on Holiday to Berlin for a week which was great and I really enjoyed myself – it was my first time abroad out of the UK so was very interesting! I might share some more photos at a later point. It was the longest we’d been away from our pets and I had really missed them all by the end of our trip so our next holiday will probably be a dog friendly place close to home so Bonnie can join in!
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We have started thinking about adding a second dog (a puppy) to our family! We have starting buying in a few things for a pup and we had gone to see Newt a 13 week old Border Collie at Dogs Trust but the timing isn’t quite right for us yet. We will continue to slowly buy in things for a puppy and get Bonnie used to the new items such as a baby gate, puppy’s play pen, toys etc and keep on the lookout for border collie pups in rescue centres with the aim of adopting sometime next year, most likely the first half of the year.

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Lovely Newt but unfortunately it wasn’t quite right for us

Before we had gone on holiday we had seen a lone degu with cataracts in our local Pets at Home adoption centre who was very sweet and we were totally smitten. Unfortunately as we were going on holiday we didn’t want to take her and then leave my partner’s mum with another degu to take care of while we were away. So we talked with a member of staff who said she would try to discourage people so as to keep her for when we got back, unfortunately for us but fortunately for the degu she was rehomed while we were away. Since then we have been looking out for a special lone degu to rehome and today we added Kimchi to our family! He is a total sweetie and I will probably post more about him soon when he is more settled but I love him already!

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He’s a confident little one ❤

The dog behaviour class finished up last week, all the assignments have been handed in and now I am eagerly awaiting my results! I have also been sporadically helping out at the dog classes and behavioural visits too when I can. I had my first scare working with dogs – a nervous dog snapped at my hand fortunately resulting in no damage except a slightly bruised ego but an important lesson learned!

Just as an end note is anyone else as unprepared for Christmas as us?! The only presents I have bought is the office's secret Santa gift and things for Bonnie xD


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7 thoughts on “It’s been a while!

  1. Welcome back! You have been missed. And like you, we too are behind with Christmas preparations. 2016 has been a somewhat unkind year and are ‘howliday’ spirits are heavy, but we continue to try every day. So today…baking! That ought to help. 😉 Looking forward to hear about other new additions to the pack and the results of your tests (congrats on getting through it all).

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    1. Thank you! 2016 sure has been a strange year, hope 2017 will be more kind to you guys ❤ Aw baking is a great idea to get into the spirit, I reckon some brownies may be on the agenda this weekend! Thanks I'm quite proud of managing it along with everything else 🙂

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  2. So glad that the titre results came back high enough. Was the dog behavior class what you were hoping for? I had never heard of a degu before. Had to Google it. Can’t wait for your new puppy! I waver back and forth about getting another one. I’m afraid that I could make our situation worse and end up with two nervous dogs! Glad to hear from you! Happy holidays.

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    1. Yea I really enjoyed it, I would’ve liked more practical sessions but they crammed so much information into 10 classes that it really was great! Haha yea I get that a lot when I tell people that I have degus. It really is exciting but as you say there is always the worry about adding another as the dynamic will change quite a lot. You’ve been making such brilliant progress that the time might be right just yet, at the very least the second dog would be in great hands who understands training and good nutrition rather than someone who may be less aware 🙂 thanks happy holidays to your family too! 😀

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