New Puppy News!

People always say that dogs are man’s best friend, and Dan has been pestering me for a puppy since we moved into our home a year ago. I’ve never had a dog before, so was hesitant to let go of some of the freedom associated with not owning a pet, ie jetting off on holiday whenever I wanted, leaving my leftover dinner on the floor instead of taking it into the kitchen, or you know, not being followed all day, every day.

Alas, I relented, and we are waiting on our new puppy. Like we did with our fish tank in the summer, we went for a starter pet rather than jumping into a Labrador or Newfoundland. Meet our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel!

Despite the loss of freedom, which I imagine I will never get back (unless perhaps I live to 80) the benefits of owning a dog far outweigh the negatives.


  • Responsibility for another living being
  • Training another living being to not be annoying
  • No more 2 week holidays
  • Picking up poop
  • Barking
  • Insurance and vet bills


  • More exercise
  • Something that loves you unconditionally
  • Something that you love unconditionally, which I realised when I saw him
  • Company when you are alone
  • More opportunities to hang out with my dog owning friends
  • Less stress
  • A healthy heart
  • Preparation for a new human (not yet though)

Someone might also add protection in there, but I highly doubt a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is going to defend me against a burglar.

As soon as he was put into my hands, I completely fell in love. Just look at my face! He’s chunky and inquisitive, and smells like a baby. I did get peed on, and he did try to munch on my finger, but he’s my boy and I can’t wait to bring him home.

So that’s it, we have a soppy, fluffball Cavalier on the way and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing! If any of you have any tips or advice on owning your first dog, please, leave me a comment!


9 thoughts on “New Puppy News!”

      1. Ah well at least there are some places you know you can take her.I’ve been searching for some dog friendly hotels and I’ve had some luck but could be better. I guess he’ll have to be left with my dad.


  1. Oh my life, he’s adorable 😍😍 I’d love a dog but it just isn’t practical for me right now. I always say I’ll get on when I retire but that’s such a long way off 😭 Look forward to seeing more of the lil guy in your future posts – take him with you on your drives, I’m sure he’ll love a big walk and explore in the countryside!

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    1. I am so excited to bring him home. I don’t know if there’s ever a right time – he’s going to be more commitment than a baby, really.
      He’s definitely going to be a huge feature of future posts. Dan and I have been thinking about getting him his own Insta 😂


    1. Well, I’ll keep you updated with how my first puppy goes, and we might end up puppy pals! He’s totally going to end up sleeping in my bed. I can just sense it.

      Also though, what’s so bad about a couple more years of travelling? Your dream puppy will be born just when you want them!

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