So I'm sure a lot of you will have seen him already over on Instagram but I thought it was about time I introduced the latest addition to the house - Ted the pug.
The boy and I have talked about getting a dog ever since we moved in together 4 years ago, but we knew we had to wait until we bought our own home. We did a lot of research about what type of dog would be best for us and how we live and after spending time with other peoples pugs we knew this was the dog breed for us.
We made a plan to look for a puppy who would be ready to bring home at the start of the summer holidays so I could be with him for the first 6 weeks, get him into a routine. We found a breeder who was registered with the Kennel Club and made contact when the puppys were 2 weeks old, out of a litter of 5 we picked the fawn male. Our breeder kept us up to date every week with pictures and updates on how he was doing. When he was 6 weeks we went to visit him and see the parents before we handed over any money and then 2 weeks later we picked the little monster up.
Ted has settled in really well, he sleeps in the kitchen at night without complaining - we use a baby gate to keep him in there to stop him wandering around the house when we're asleep, plus it keeps the mess confined to one place.
Over the last month Ted's personality has really grown and he is a loopy creature. He is learning lots of things every day and has grown in confidence! He isnt fully toilet trained but we are getting there slowly, less and less accidents every day. We've just started to go out on walks to the park and he enjoys meeting people, most people stop to fuss him which he adores - he gets quite grumpy if people don't stop to fuss him, total diva!
Its wonderful having Ted at home, his facial expressions are brilliant and he makes me laugh constantly, I can't wait to go out on lots of adventures with him in the future.
I hope that Ted will feature more on the blog in the future if that's something you want to see, as well as updating my instagram feed with pictures almost daily at the moment.
Let me know if you want to see more of little man xx