Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The pup’s first birthday

Today is our (not so) little puppy’s birthday; I can’t quite believe that he has been with us since April when he was 6 weeks old. Having said that I also can’t imagine coming home and not being greeted by this ball of fluffy white waggling fur. He gets so excited that his whole body wiggles and he almost moves sideways when he walks towards you.

The first few weeks were absolute chaos trying to train him to wee in the right places and stop him chewing everything. Thankfully he got settled in his crate pretty quickly and within a couple of days was sleeping through the night without any issues. I still remember trying to take a shower on the first day though and him scrabbling and whining to get in with me!

We had our first holiday away with him when he was 13 weeks old and just allowed outside, a week in Padstow was the destination of choice. From the first stop at services to let him out to wee we soon realised that having a dog (and a cute puppy at that) meant that you talked to LOTS of people. Walking down a street in Padstow meant stopping every 10 metres so that someone else could stroke him. He is the friendliest, most cuddly dog in the world who likes nothing more than curling up on the sofa in the evening. Providing he’s had a walk in the morning he is quite content. He loves digging and his favourite game is definitely finding hidden treats, you’ve never seen a tail move so fast!

The next chapter in this story involves him meeting the bean in about 6 weeks time, I’m a little nervous about this and really hope they get on well. It’s certainly going to be a lot of fun having a dog and a toddler running around the house. The lady of the manor has even talked about getting another dog soon, baby first I reckon. So here to celebrate this occasion is a selection of photo’s from the last year.


  1. Wow – I didn’t realise you had had him that long! Crickey the time has flown!!!

    We all know I’m scared of dogs, and even I think he’s prety cute! That left hand picture on the second from bottom row is absolutely gorgeous. My spidey senses tell me there are some cute baby and dog pictures in your future 😉

  2. Permission to go ‘awwwwwwww’? Happy birthday goggy xx

  3. Awww would u look at him? He is so sweet. That pic of him in the snow is stunning!! He is growing up to be a very handsome dog 🙂 PS – Yes, yes, yes another pup is needed lol

  4. Our dog was fantastic when DS came along, she loved him from the minute he came home. You definately need a play pen though so you can leave the room without dog and baby exchanging licks!!

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