During the Christmas break of December 2018, myself and the Bearded Wonder had a conversation about whether to add a dog to our family.
I happened to mention I had always wanted a Dalmatian and following a quick search, I picked up the phone and arranged to meet a family of Dalmatian puppies.
The family consisted of Dally mum, dad and eight wonderful puppies, who were just six weeks old.
When we arrived, it was crazy! The Bearded Wonder made the mistake of sitting on the floor and they jumped all over him, tugging at his beard.
For the eight that had been born, just three were left looking for their forever homes. I could not choose, I just wanted to take all three! Fortunately my husband bonded with one in particular and we placed our deposit, never looking back.
Ponco Thanos joined our family in January 2019. He was a little terror. He got into everything he could and destroyed everything in sight (and not much has changed there!).
Ponco settled over the months and was our only puppy for eight months before his brother Marshall joined us in August 2019.
Both boys are litter brothers and to make a long story short, we found him up for sale on a pet selling site. This was due to a relationship breakdown of the couple who had original purchased him.
Marshall was terrified and still is to a certain extent, but he is getting better. He is such a needy puppy. We don’t get to bed until late and then wakes us up at 5.30am wanting some attention.
The boys have been with me working from home for the last twelve weeks and that does not look like it will be changing anytime soon. The boys miss their time with their friends at doggy day care though, so we hope that they will open up again soon.
Getting away from it all
If you want to get away from it all, why not try a dog friendly cabin in the Lake District?