Wednesday, 22 July 2020

A Little Update On Bear At Almost 18 Months Old & A Review Of Personalised Gifts Market Dog Tag*

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It's been quite a while since I last shared an update on our puppy Bear (though he's probably not officially a puppy anymore, I think I'll always call him that!) so as he's almost 18 months old now and he's been in our lives for over a year, I thought it was about time I shared how he's getting on. It seems crazy that there was ever a life before him, it feels like he's been with us forever!
Bear on the beach at Bridlington

Almost 18 Months Old

As I've just said, Bear's almost a year and a half years old already! Whilst I can't imagine life without him now, it does seem insane how long ago it was when George and I first met him. I remember it like it was yesterday. He was the tiniest little thing and could fit in our hands and now he seems so grown up. He's still a pretty small dog and we think he's probably as big as he's going to get now. Though he's small, he's fast, very, very fast and has endless amounts of energy. For some reason after he's had a haircut he's always 10x springier too! I mean, he loves his sleep too and is a big fan of a lie in but he's always up for scrap, he often has these mad runs around the flat where he just doesn't stop and he's forever pulling every single toy out of his toy basket. Some days it's like he never stops. He's so much fun though and the most affectionate little pup.
Bear on the settee
Bear asleep on settee

Over A Year At Home

He's been home with us for over a year now and it's been a real rollercoaster of emotions at times. Not everyday has been easy and I think it's important to be honest as if you're thinking of getting a puppy, it really is hard work. I found the beginning quite overwhelming but we soon settled into a routine and now generally he's quite well behaved and has just slotted into our lives perfectly. He has his moments where he's super testing, he seems to be in constant bork mode at the minute which can be draining but generally he does listen, he's great at training and he loves to snuggle up and just cuddle. For any low moments where it all feels really intense, there are a million more moments where I just feel full of love and happiness. He's the best thing to ever happen to us even if he has got us wrapped around his little paw and is definitely a little spoilt!
Bear playing on settee

Doggy Day Care

One of Bear's favourite things is doggy day care. I did mention it in the last update I shared but I wanted to talk about it again as it has does wonders for him. He's always been great with other dogs anyway, I was always so proud of him at puppy class when he first got to interact with other pups but I think daycare has only increased his confidence. He interacts with such a variety of different dogs, I genuinely think he thinks of himself as a bulldog, and he leaves every week with the biggest smile on his face. He goes one afternoon a week and it's perfect for all of us as it means I get a little break too and he gets to go off and have fun with loads of other dogs and we know he's in safe hands. I could rave about it all day long, it's just been brilliant for him.
Bear with a husky at Dogs Inc
Bear on a swing at Dogs Inc

Personalised Gifts Market Wooden Pet Tag*

One thing I wanted to talk about in this update is the cutest wooden pet tag for Bear's collar from Personalised Gifts Market. We just got Bear a standard tag before he came home which he's had attached to his collar ever since but I have been wanting to get him one that looks a bit nicer than that for a while. Personalised Gifts Market have a wide range of wooden pet tags to choose from in a variety of shapes and designs. I struggled to choose at first as they were all so cute but I settled on the one below which has his name and two little paw prints etched in. I love the rustic look of it and it feels really great quality which is so important as Bear loves to try and grab his tag and chew it. We wanted something that was small enough to be out of reach on his collar and not easy to damage so this is perfect. This particular tag was £9.99, as are the other tags available and you can personalise them however you wish! This could be a great little gift for anyone you know who has a dog themselves or has just got a new puppy. Personalised Gifts Market has so many other things to choose from too though including travel gifts to clothing, crafts to homeware and lots more.
Holding personalised wooden tag above flatlay
Collage - Bear with his tag on, closeup of tag
So I think that's about it for this update. I'm always looking for an excuse to talk about Bear so I'm sure they'll be another one of these up later in the year! He might drive me crazy some days but he's the best thing in my life and I would be totally lost without him.

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Kelly~Diane said...

Bear is adorable and that name tag is cute too.

jennyinneverland said...

Okay that name tag is SO cute! I’d love to get one for Rory but we’d have to put it on his harness as he can’t wear a collar because he pulls on the lead so much he causes himself to faint 😂 bloody typical! Loved this little Bear update. Seems like only yesterday you were bringing him home!

Sophie said...

I cannot believe that sweet little baby is 18 months already. Time flies! Such a gorgeous little boy. That tag is so cute too. I love that he's enjoying doggy daycare. I wish we'd done that with Hugo. He had a couple of bad experiences when he was younger and it really knocked his confidence around certain breeds x


Lisa's Notebook said...

Awwww, he is just the cutest! I can't believe you've had him for so long already though, where is time going? That's a very cute tag too, it really suits him. We don't have a dog so Doggy Day Care is a new one on me - but it sounds so much fun, I'm not surprised he loves it. Thank you for this update on your gorgeous Bear! Lisa xx

Amie Cadwallader said...

Bear is honestly so adorable! I love that name tag so much!

Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan

Sarah Trademark said...

Omg what a darling, he is so cute!!! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you, I think so too x

Tiffany Timms said...

Omg poor Rory! Bear used to pull quite a lot tbf but he's not as bad now we have an extendable lead. It's always a nightmare trying to get his harness on and off him! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

I know it's gone so fast! Aww bless him! We've found daycare has helped so much with his confidence, he just strolls in there now, I don't get a look in once we arrive haha xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you Lisa! He's the best xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you! x

Tiffany Timms said...

Isn't he just adorable xx

INXSKY Minimalist Jewelry said...

Awww your dog is soo adorable!
Such a cute little guy, totally in love!
INXSKY | Gold Stackable Rings

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