Meet Bertie


So things have been a little hectic in our household lately! In December we brought home a little miniature dachshund, Bertie. Puppy ownership hit me like a ton of bricks. Bertie is a bundle of both joy and trouble. I'd looked forward to the day we could bring him home for weeks and weeks, and the reality of having a 8 week old puppy was so much harder than I ever imagined. They call it the puppy blues and apparently alot of people go through a stage of feeling hopeless, like you'll never get any sleep again, and like you're world has been turned upside down and now I'm finally coming through it. It's been a roller coaster ride of early starts, 3am screaming, chasing him around telling him not to chew that or don't wee there and stop barking at the cat. He's getting better everyday now and so am I at being a pack leader. I've realised that owning a dog is an on going journey of training them to live in our homes peacefully, to be polite pooches, attentive and well behaved.
Hats off to everyone who had brought up a puppy, it's so much harder than it looks!
These are the things you do not hear about on social media and I thought I'd share some of my experience with you all.

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  1. Hi Ashley. He looks adorable! Like butter wouldn't melt....but puppy owners know better! We've got two dogs - the youngest is 5 1/2 months so I know what you are going through. Trust me though they are worth it. They are loyal companions and your life will be better for him. Also I am LOVING your work. Just come back from Debenhams with a huge wish list of your products! Your style is fresh and , well lovely really.