Wednesday 17 April 2019

Meet BEAR!

I can't believe I finally get to write this post and introduce you to the newest addition to our little family, BEAR ðŸ¶ He's only been home with us for a few days now but we are so in love with him. We've wanted a dog for such a long time so now it's happened, I couldn't wait to share it all with you! I thought a little post introducing him might be nice and then I'll probably update on him every few months or so.

So, why now?

If you've been a long time reader of my blog or if you follow on me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc, you'll know how much I've been wanting a dog. Both George and I grew up with dogs and we've been hoping to get our own for such a long time. It's one of those things though where everything just has to fall into place. As much as I've literally yearned for a dog since we moved into this flat, it's only over the last year or so things have really been right. We're so happy in our flat now, we have a car, we've had lots of trips away, we're both able to be at home more, it was just important that we had a lot of things sorted before bringing a dog into our family. We wanted it to be right for them and right for us. 

Meet Bear 

So, after looking for months we finally found Bear. We were always intending to get a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel which is what I had when I was younger, just because we knew what to expect, they are of course absolutely beautiful and with us living in a flat, we didn't want anything massive. Unfortunately they are very hard to come by. We did also look into adoption too. I know there's always a massive thing when someone buys a dog rather than adopts but it just wasn't the time for us. I can't even tell you how long I was looking for a dog that we could adopt but because they've already gone through so much, there are lots of restrictions on who can re-home them and with us being in a flat, being first time owners, and a few other things, nothing ever really felt right. And I'd hate more than anything to have adopted and given a dog a home, for it to then not have been the perfect situation for them or us. I'd love love love to adopt in future but for our first dog, we wanted to be 100% sure. So now that's out of the way, because I did feel I had to mention it, we eventually started looking for other breeds and that's where we found Cavapoochons. I'd seen these bundles of fluff online countless times before so when I saw the advertisement, and a few things lined up for us, it just seemed like fate. If you didn't know, a Cavapoochon is a 1/4 Cavalier, 1/4 Bichon Frise and 1/2 Toy Poodle.
There were 6 pups when we went to visit and pretty much instantly we fell in love with Bear, though it was such a tough decision. He was actually called Bailey when we first met him, turns out the mum was obsessed with sniffing alcohol or being near it when she was pregnant so all of the pups were named after different alcoholic drinks! We'd had a few names in mind for both girls and boys just in case but Bear just seemed to fit. We spent ages sat with him, basically just staring and stroking him and it was so hard to leave. He was 3 weeks old when we first saw him, you can see from the photo below how small he was!
We then saw him again at 5 weeks and he had already changed so much. His little curls we're noticeable, his face looked so much older and he had already doubled his weight! He loves his food so he's going to fit in with us incredibly well ðŸ˜‚ 
The next time we saw him was when we went to collect him! I'd imagined that moment so many times, and it was just everything. That was last Thursday so he's been here with us for almost a week and he's settled in so well. I just can't believe he's ours! The nights have been a bit up and down, sometimes he cries for ages and wakes up several times and other times he's a bit more calm and sleeps through til around 6, but it's one of those things that will just take time. He loves to play. Each day he seems to have mad half an hours throughout where he's trying to bite everything and running all over and then he'll crash and sleep for at least an hour at a time afterwards. He seems to go into such a deep sleep each time so if he's comfy, there's no moving him!
Aswell as loving his sleep, he's also always after a cuddle. He is like our little shadow. He's always waiting for us to sit down so he can snuggle next to us. He gets himself in all sorts of positions, he especially loves sitting near my neck like a scarf! He's just a bundle of fluff, so soft and warm. His little eyes when he looks at me just make my heart burst.

I'm sure it won't be long until Bear is featured on my blog again but for now if you want to keep up to date and see allllll the cute photos, feel free to follow my Instagram or Bear's. Yes I am that person who has made an account for my dog.
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AlishaValerie said...

Oh my gosh, darling, this little one is so adorable! I'm so happy to read that your little family is growing and you can already tell how much you love this little one. 🌸💜

With love, Alisha Valerie x |

jennyinneverland said...


He is just a ball of perfection. I want him to be featured in every single one of your blog photos from now on, understand? And I want daily updates on him on Twitter. Thank you.

Seriously though, he's so cute and you'll be great dog parents. I can't wait to see him grow up! My dog's half bichon (we think) too x


Sophie said...

He's SO gorgeous. My little fur baby (half shih tzu/ half yorkie) is 3 on Sunday and this is making me so nostalgic. I want updates and photos all the time, okay? Preferably daily? He's so sweet x

Debbie said...

Oh he's the cutest little bear!! I love him x

Alice Megan said...

Oh wow he's beautiful congratulations!

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you so much Alisha! I absolutely adore him xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you so much Jenny! I love him to bits, my heart just melts whenever I look at him! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thanks Sophie! They'll be updates all the time haha, I've been taking so many photos each day xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Debbie! He's adorable x

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Alice! x

Heather Nixon said...

Bear is absolutely adorable x

As Told By Kirsty said...

Congrats on your new addition! He's so adorable. When we went to pick up Charlie as a kitten (my youngest cat) there was 3 kittens in total and Charlie came straight over to me and it was like fate! (Even though I wanted a full ginger cat, I ended up with a white and ginger one instead haha). I wouldn't be without him now, even though he can be a little sod at times lol x

Megan | Bookstacks and Golden Moms said...

How precious! I have a 9 year old Golden Retriever and it's hard to believe she ever started out that small. Enjoy your new baby :)

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Kirsty! I love him to bits already. That's similar to what Bear did, when we went to pick him up, he came straight over to me like he remembered us! It really did seem like fate xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Aww thank you Megan, I love golden retrievers! Would love one one day when we have a bigger place. Bear seems to be growing so quickly xx

VioletDaffodils said...

Awww! Bear is so adorable!!! <3 Loving all the photos!


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