Hetty’s biggest day out
Jun09

Hetty’s biggest day out

Back in the day, before we wanted a dog, we used to think they were a right hassle. People couldn’t go out because they had a dog. Or they had to take the dog with them and it would be annoying. Or they had to arrange for someone else to look after the dog. But then we got a dog, and we forgot all about that. For about three or four days, until I realised I wouldn’t be able to go to an athletics competition with my son...

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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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Things a puppy plays with
Apr19

Things a puppy plays with

I must admit, before we got a puppy, I didn’t really realise that dogs needed toys. I’d seen dogs in the park with balls, of course, and I’d seen the odd squeaky toy lying around people’s houses, but that was as much as I knew about dogs and toys. While we’d spent a long time thinking about getting a dog/ puppy, in the end we did get Hetty the cockapoo puppy in rather a rush. So we didn’t put a huge...

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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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