2017 in photos

From being born to a huge 9 months old.  Coming home and settling in, not sleeping much and generally being a loon. Looking forward to...

No sleep till….. PUPPY

If you google ‘how much should my puppy sleep a day?’ it tells you that it is a lot.

Dakota it seems likes to mainly take these hours in the day. Sleep at night is not high on the agenda.

Lucky us…

It is hot for a little pup

The first week home started with lots of rain, but then a few days later the sun came out to stay. I was aware of making sure Dakota had lots of places in the shade outside and that it was easy to get inside too.  Lots of water bowls dotted around. I also froze some...

We survived the first week!

I think getting a puppy is a classic case of however much preparation you think you have done, and books you have read NOTHING prepares you. I have spent the first week comparing it to having a newborn, except you can't bung them in a buggy and go for a walk. We have...

The day I came home

The day finally arrived to bring Dakota home, we had to do a 2 part journey on the way home.  First on my lap in the back of the car for an hour and a half and then in the crate in the boot for 45 minutes. We arrived at Uggeshall Kennels and Anne-Marie had you ready...

The second visit

We took Ben to visit Dakota for the first time, she was 4 weeks old and he was totally smitten. She has grown a lot but was still tiny, but her white lightning stripe on her head still very distinctive  

Choosing a name

The big discussion on a name had to take place.  Pets in our family 'always' have been names car names, and then to add to the complication I started an added tradition of naming my first cat Dodge, and then added to that with the next Charger, and then when 2 guinea...

We have to pick one?

We had been in touch with Anne-Marie at Uggeshall Kennels for a couple of months and were waiting to see if we were on a waiting list, when we had a surprise reply that there were 3 girls who were yet to be allocated from Bubbles litter born on the 19th March 2017. So...