The joy of a puppy
May10

The joy of a puppy

Hetty the cockapoo (or cockerpoo) puppy is now five and bit months old and I can honestly say she brings us so much joy. This was what everyone told me about a dog, and what I hoped would happen. The first few weeks were undoubtedly hard, but the challenges get less and less, and now we mainly have joy. I know having a dog isn’t practical for everyone, but I really think that if everyone had one, there would be a lot more happy...

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Silent Sunday 3.4.22
Apr03

Silent Sunday 3.4.22

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The puppy class
Mar22

The puppy class

When Hetty the cockapoo (or cockerpoo) puppy had her jabs at 12 weeks, the vet said she was ‘very lively’. I initially took this as a compliment, but afterwards I beat myself up over not asking more. Was she more lively than other puppies? Was she too lively? I’ve never had a puppy before, I don’t know what’s ‘normal’. It was like when I heard the health visitor describe my eldest as...

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Things I worried about with getting a dog
Mar15

Things I worried about with getting a dog

We’d been considering getting a dog for a long time before we finally took the plunge and got Hetty the cockapoo puppy. There were a lot of things I was concerned about, which were holding us back. The things I worried about were: The furniture and carpet getting ruined Picking up poo Dealing with dog food The smell of a dog The dog being sick The grass getting ruined (my husband’s worry!) I still worry about the furniture...

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