It has been 8 weeks today since we met little Teddy. We celebrated with a lovely walk followed by a much needed bath after visiting every ditch and mud puddle!
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do some hoopers 121 training during lockdown and was really pleased with Teddy and Pepper this week. Here is Pepper’s best run and a collection of Teddy’s training to show the progress he made.
I’ve also put together a compilation of Teddy’s outtakes. He is loads of fun to train and is just the happiest little dog. It’s basically 5 minutes of him doing zoomies between the training bits and made me laugh so thought I’d share 🤣❤️
Teddy has been with us for 6 weeks - time has really flown and he's such a joy.
Pepper has accepted him to a point. They eat side by side, they both sleep on our bed and enjoy all of their walks together. I can't say they have played together, but Teddy is a little wary as previous attempts have resulted in some hostility, but I think over time this will come.
I have to keep reminding myself that it has only been 6 weeks and how much we've achieved in that time.
Here are some of the pictures I've captured on recent walks:
My friend Emma and I decided to invest in the materials to make some hoops. She went one stage further and did all of the cutting for me, leaving me to asseble them Here is the final result:
Having bought Teddy a lovely new Equafleece Pepper was looking like the poor relation. Pepper’s has always been too big for her and was being accentuated by how beautifully Teddy’s fitted him, so she had to have a new one too 😂.
They have been worth their weight in gold with the horrid weather we have been having, and look very smart on all of our walks!
A couple of weeks ago a post on Doodles for Rehoming tugged at my heartstrings and we found ourselves applying to adopt a gorgeous, scruffy little 4 year old who we welcomed into our family on 4th October.
Teddy had 2 previous homes and was living with a foster family who were recommending that his ideal forever home would be:
We applied, and after further discussions we found ourselves on a trip to Cumbria to meet him. It was love at first sight and after spending the weekend together, we brought him home with us on Sunday 4th October.
Here is the original story that I read and some pictures of our weekend in Cumbria:
I can't believe I'm having to write this, but today we've had to say goodbye to our gorgeous girl! She had deteriorated over the last few days and it was clear that the time had come for us to say our final farewell.
We've been so lucky to have spent 10 eventful and fun years with her and she couldn't have been more perfect!
Goodnight gorgeous Ruby - we will love you forever!
4-7-10 to 4-8-20
We have been extremely lucky to be able to have a fantastic holiday in our favourite place - Aldeburgh!
We had booked this much earlier in the year and were delighted that campsites were allowed to open in time for our booking and that we've been able to make some memories with our gorgeous girl.
Ruby is not comfortable walking long distances so we got her some wheels before we went away. She took to her buggy really well and it was a godsend in being able to do all the things we love while on holiday!
We're doing our best to enjoy every last minute with Ruby! We've had a toy ban in our house for several years as Ruby became a toy guarder - she would gather up all of the toys that were out, put them in her bed and lie on them, and would growl at anyone that dared to go near her! Since her diagnosis we have relaxed the toy ban and she's been enjoying having free access to her favourite squeaky balls.
Ruby has been to Anderson Moores following the referral from our vet and a CT scan has revealed the worst news! She has a very aggressive cancer that is inoperable!
We are completely heartbroken and are struggling to process what this means! Our only option is to manage her discomfort and enjoy what time we have left with her!
We really can't imagine what life is going to look like without her in it!