Thursday, 9 July 2015

The joys of getting a puppy.

In my head, getting a puppy would be a magical experience. We would love each other, snuggle happily on the couch and potter about the house peacefully together. I also thought a puppy would be a lovely way to get me out of the house, out of my comfort zone and to battle my anxieties. 

So far, having a puppy has meant bite marks on my ankles, living on two hours sleep a night and basically being unable to leave the house for weeks.

People tell you that puppies are cute, fun and loving but nobody tells you that puppies cry all night. Nobody tells you that puppies whine when you are trying to wash dishes or do the laundry, despite the fact that they can see you. Nobody tells you that puppies bite everything. Nobody tells you that puppies try to eat the cushions on the couch. Nobody tells you that you can't eat your dinner in front of the TV anymore without the puppy trying to steal everything off your plate. Nobody tells you that if you leave the house, even for a few minutes, the puppy will squeal the whole time, even if you thought they were tired and you left them a treat to entertain them while you were gone. Nobody tells you that for the first few weeks, until the puppy has both of their injections you are housebound because they can't go on walks but they are too young to be left alone for long. Nobody tells you that because of these things, you feel frustrated, worried, anxious and lonely and you question whether or not you made the right decision. 

No matter how prepared you think you are, you aren't. No matter how much research you do, you don't know enough.

After saying all this, I love him, he is cute, fun and loving. He makes me laugh constantly because he is so clumsy. His little underbite means he dribbles after he drinks water which is unbelievably adorable. He loves to cuddle up to me and snooze with his little face under my chin. He is a very good little puppy all being said, and I think that once he has some proper training he will be a great companion. 

Once I can take him out for walks, I hope that he will help me to get out and do more. I can take him to visit friends, I can take him for big walks at the beach, in the countryside and even just round the area in which I live. 

I already see him as my little baby and I have already started talking to him in that silly baby voice that dog owners do (despite saying I wouldn't). He gets on surprisingly well with my two cats, paying them little attention and being content to just steal their toys (which they were never that interested in anyway). 

I love my little Humphrey, the silly little puggle that he is, and I can't imagine him not being a part of my strange little family. 

Irma xo


  1. I think my husband would love to get a dog however the realities of having one would be too much for our family life

    1. They are very hard work! But they really are worth it once you get over the initial problems :)

  2. I would love a dog but it is just not practical in a one bed flat.

    1. Certain breeds are fine in small homes :) Just do lots of research before hand though!

  3. He is adorable, a puppy is hard work. Rosso our Siberian Husky as a puppy decided to chew walls and rip up floors and chew my handbags and shoes but he is my boy, my first baby and is almost 4 years old. I couldn't ask for a better companion (other than my other half). They are also great for socialising and getting you, like you said, out the house and comfort zone.

    Enjoy Humphrey because he is beautiful.

    Georgia x

    Georgia Petite

    1. Huskies are gorgeous! I am sure he was super hard work to begin with though! Once Humphrey can go out for walks it will be great because he will be able to get rid of all that energy he has being stuck inside! :)


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