Teddy bear


Teddy bearMy life is upside down, inside out, manic, hectic and fully consumed by the new man on the scene, that is my little puppy! Teddy has flourished from a quiet retiring innocent fluff ball that I picked up from the breeder, into a crazy attention demanding nocturnal pooch!

I was warned that it can be a lot like having a baby, similar responsibilities and routines required, but it really is! There hasn't been many a morning that he has slept beyond 6am. I've noticed Teddy likes to sleep in three hour stints and then wake me for the toilet, a play and a cuddle. Once it hits 6am though, that's it – absolutely no chance he will go back to sleep. Naturally I get up with him, regardless of my work schedule, he doesn't care whether I finish work at midnight or 2am, he just does as he pleases! To me it doesn't matter though, he is the most beautiful perfect adorable energetic bundle of fun ever.

We have already developed an incredibly strong bond after just a few weeks. He is my best friend, my confidant, my house mate and my family. I am totally in love with him – but promise not to spoil him and dress him in clothes. He has developed some quirky habits already, he will never just go to sleep in one position, he is a fidget, moving around and sliming about until he is comfy. Teddy has no idea how young he is and how much he requires his sleep, he goes crazy and manic for an hour at a time, he just doesn't calm down for a second even to take a breath then he just flops on the spot! I've even see the little pooch fall asleep whilst standing up and just fall over. The dog melts me.

Teddington is really starting to develop a personality of his own, he found his voice this weekend and has really been working on his bark (yap) which the neighbours love. Ted cant quite wear his extra small collar yet because his head is still so small it falls off! For his age, he is ridiculously intelligent, he's learned 'sit', 'paw' and 'down' (this one needs work, don't tell him) in the space of a week. I simply can't wait to take him outside for walks, he has more injections this week so we are about 10 days away from long strolls down the river despite the weather. Overall despite the lack of sleep, it's the best decision I ever made!

Chloe x


  1. Julie Toye September 19, 2013 at 10:14 am -  Reply

    Awwww, he is adorable!!!! Give Teddy a big hug and kisses from me! xxx

  2. Francesca September 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe, I’ve just discovered your blog on Teddy and have really enjoyed reading it! I have two pugs and one of them is called Teddy too, he is 9 1/2 years old now but still extremely cuddlable, so I think it’s the perfect name for the new little man in your life. I can still remember when I first brought him home (he’s the first dog I’ve ever had), it did very much feel like bringing home a new baby (being woken up every 3-4 hours for toilet time, puppy not remembering where training pad is, or deciding the best place to go is right on the edge of it…!). It is hard work in the beginning and I think I even briefly went through something akin to post-natal depression (or the new dog-owner’s version of it, from sheer tiredness!). But once you can take him out regularly, he’ll soon learn the new routine and it will all become so much easier! Dogs definitely like routine. It sounds as though your bond with Teddy is already very strong. All the love and care you give him he will give back a hundred times over, it really is a special relationship, as I have discovered. I got my pug just a few months before my Mum passed away very suddenly from breast cancer and I can honestly say my little pug helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He gave me a reason to get up every day, when I just wanted to stay in bed and cry. He needed me, and I needed him, and he comforted me better than any person could. Eventually I got him a little pug girl companion, because I used to hate leaving him home alone, even if only for a few hours. It was definitely an easier experience second time round, and believe it or not getting a second dog is not that much extra work (just extra expense unfortunately!). Maybe in due course your Teddy will benefit from having a little brother or sister…? Meanwhile, I wish you lots of luck with him and a big hug to you both. Francesca xx (PS would love to see more pet-themed shows on QVC, perhaps you and Teddy can be the ambassadors? PPS There is a new series on dogs starting on BBC2 tonight at 8pm, The Wonder of Dogs. You might like to catch that!)

  3. Janine Beglan September 21, 2013 at 10:05 am -  Reply

    Chloe, lovely puppy but remember he is a dog not a child and a pack animal. You have to show him who is leader of the pack . Puppies need two things love and boundaries.
    Marie x

  4. Caroline Horne September 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe, little Teddy is beautiful! I have two Yorkshire terriers and they are like babies. I found that a collar was something they would wriggle out easily so they wear harnesses which is a lot better for them, you might like to try one on Teddy. Happy dog training!

  5. Lynn Mc Ginty September 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe, Teddy is just the cutest wee pup ever! I think he looks more poodle than cavalier, a gorgeous wee fluffball. Im a groomer so I would say play with his feet to get him used to them being trimmed and also his face .Touching his face a lot and his ears because they will be the main areas for trimming , he will need his ear canals plucked to keep them nice clean and healthy, you can give his ears a wipe just now to get him used to being touched there and plenty brushing to prevent knots. He will shed the dead hairs in his coat not as obviously as on the floor or your clothes , its these hairs lying in his coat if not brushed out that cause the matts. I bet you cant wait to get out walks with him although I dont think you will get far as everyone will stop you for a wee pet at him and to make a fuss of him . Xxx

  6. Patsy September 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi, I am so jealous he looks absolutely adorable. It’s funny how this bundle of joy comes into your life and you cannot imagine your life without him now. I hope you have many fun filled years together.

  7. Carol Foster September 22, 2013 at 11:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe,
    Just had to tell you that I love dogs, I’ve had a few over the years and they become a member of the family. Your little teddington is just adorable and I’m sure he can only enhance your life and bring you joy. It is quite obvious that you are smitten with him and I cannot blame you, he is so so cute. Just enjoy him as he will become your best friend!
    Love Carol

  8. Sue Patterson October 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm -  Reply

    Love Teddy, hope you both have some fun times together. x

  9. Deborah McAdam October 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Chloe
    Just seen picture of Teddy. He looks very much like my own dog – Dolly – who is a Bichon/Yorkie cross. Total timewaster! My daughter Marnie and I are totally in love with her. Never been a dog person – always had cats – but she is adorable. I am sure you feel the same way about Teddy. More pics please.

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