I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the New Year. I must admit I think January is a bit of a down month; it seems to take forever to get back into the swing of things, and I think I’m only just getting to grips with things now – even though I still haven’t quite got round to putting our Christmas decorations back in the loft yet! However I do have a good excuse as our life has been turned upside down by the new addition to our family!
I’d like to introduce you to Bailey. She is a female Cavapoo puppy (a cross between a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a miniature Poodle) and she is actually my husband’s birthday present. We have talked about getting a dog for quite a few years so it has been quite a long awaited event.
I loved growing up with my little dog Skippy, and I wanted the children to have that experience. My husband has always wanted a dog and, when I asked him if there was anything he’d like for his birthday, ‘a dog’ was all he came up with, so it seemed like the perfect time. A friend of mine recommended a breeder who was expecting pups sometime in October so we waited patiently for the puppies to be born. On October 24th we got the news that six gorgeous red Cavapoo pups had been born and we were first to choose from the litter, so at four weeks we went to visit and chose our new addition.
Unfortunately, one of the pups died the day after being born, leaving five, one of which was Bailey! She was by far the smallest and I was worried that she might not survive too, but the kids had set their heart on her, so chose her we did, and left her in the capable hands of the breeder who promised to keep a watchful eye over her over the next few crucial weeks.
On the 23rd of December Bailey came home for Christmas and our house has been turned upside down ever since. You would never have thought that this tiny little runt of the litter would turn into such a livewire! She is absolutely gorgeous and full of fun. She came with me to my sister’s for Christmas and had everyone fall in love with her – she is a really sociable little thing with such a gentle nature. She is now 11 weeks and I must admit I didn’t realise just how much poop I’d have to contend with, but that’s another story! All and any house training tips are most welcome!
In the meantime, if you are still in sale mode and in the mood for a bargain, definitely check out the Clearance section on the web. Just tap in Clearance in the search bar or tap Shop by Department and select Clearance. Did you know there are over 2,000 items on crazy price reductions in the fashion department alone!
It’s like having the January sales every day!
Happy shopping and don’t forget those puppy tips!