Sunday, 27 March 2016

10 things only dog owners will understand + Six month puppy update!

 If you read my post here, you'll know we decided to get a gorgeous miniture daschund puppy, Luna. She's now six months old and after a few people asked about how she was doing, I thought it would be worth doing a bit of an update on her!

She's now grown full size which is kind of crazy to us, as compared to a lot of dogs we see on our
walks, she's tiny! Being crossed with a Jack Russell, she's not too sausagey which is just what we wanted if I'm honest and is actually quite well proportioned to the rest of her body. I'm not really sure what's going on with her fur as she was this beautiful shade of dark brown when she was very small but now she's a lot blonder in places. We're curious as to if she'll change at all in the sun!

I'm (very!) pleased that Luna is now toilet trained! She'll bark at the back door when she wants to go out and bark when she wants to come back in. We can now wander around the house too when she is outside and she's lost the need to have her eyes on us at all times when she's in the garden. Speaking of outside habits though, she's now started digging up our garden much to our frustration! Dachshunds were actually bred as working dogs where they were required to go after badgers or rabbits which as you can imagine requires quite a bit of digging, so it's sort of in her nature but it's not something we want to encourage! 

Luna positively loves her walks although she'd much rather roam free on her own than be kept in her
harness! She's definitely got a case of small dog syndrome as she quite often barks at much bigger dogs (noticeably when she's a safe distance away!) and certain people. She raises a lot laughs and coos from passer-by's and the amount of times we get stopped when out with her is crazy! It's a really lovely, sociable thing though and people are always really friendly. 

She's a lot better at not needing us constantly and will play by herself which is helpful when we
need to get things done, although she's still the biggest fan of constant cuddles! She's desperate to be allowed to come up to bed with us though we've ruled this out completely until she's a lot older! I swear she's deliberately destroyed all her beds we buy her so that she'll HAVE to come up with us! When we first brought her home, she had SO many toys but now her little basket is fairly empty (much to her dismay!). We've found she just gets through toys so much quicker now she can tear through them so easy with those sharp little puppy teeth! Speaking of which, she's losing teeth! This is such an odd, odd thing I find, but completely natural. I actually found it a little sad when Matt presented me with a tooth she had been trying to eat and decided to snatch it up for myself for keepsakes!

Luna has become such a massive and integral part of our lives. It is the best thing in the world to come home to happy face and a waggy tail, to be greeted with so much love and kisses. Dogs are the most loyal breed of animals to exist in my opinion, so trusting and affectionate, there really is nothing like it!

10 things only dog owners will understand

1) They do something they shouldn't and you're ready to tell them off when they look up at you with these big eyes and you meeeelt.

2) You talk to them similarly to how you would talk to a baby. Gushy, high pitched sounds you swore would never come out of you!

3) At least once (or dozens of times if you are me), you'll try and squeeze them into an outfit of
some sort, most likely around Christmas!

4) Speaking of Christmas, on the 25th of December, your pooch receives the most presents out of
anyone in your house.

5) You quite often find yourself having full on conversations with your dog and are convinced
they know what you are saying.

6) Your phone camera roll is made up of 70% pictures of your dog and you can't bear to delete
them, even though they are stored safely on your computer.

7) You are convinced you won't miss your dog too much on holiday yet when you are away, on several occasions you huddle over your phone to look at photos/watch videos of your beloved.

8) When you have stuff you need to be getting on with but your dog has fallen asleep awkwardly on
your lap and she just looks so cute that you can't possibly move her...

You will at one point or another, get tangled up by your dogs lead. Sometimes this can include complete strangers and their dogs.

10) Ending this on a nice point - it's always amazing how positive dogs are. It sounds strange, but watching your animal get so excited over just waking up in the morning and getting to start their day or seeing them go absolutely bonkers over a walk is the loveliest of things. They are rarely ever sad and seeing them happy can boost your own mood almost instantly.

So there you have it, a little update on my gorgeous girl and a 10 things list that will hopefully make you smile! I hope you've all had a great easter and stuffed yourself full of chocolate! See you next week! 

Emily x



  1. Aw Luna is gorgeous!! Definitely make the most of her being a puppy, they always grow up so fast. I agree with all the things only dog owners will understand - on holidaywe miss our dogs so much they make up at least 60% of our conversation topics and whenever you mention "presents" both og my dogs light up, they get more excited about Christmas than we do haha :) x
    Charlotte's Road

  2. Happy Easter. Luna is so cute. I can't wait to have a dog of my own because they are such positive loving animals. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  3. Aww bless her I'm happy for you that she's toilet trained now hehe and It's great she can cope with being alone more and I love it when dogs are all cuddly and will climb up to the sofa to cuddle you ! Me and my girlfriend dog sitted for her uncle and the dog was a black labrodor and he was so naughty it was ridiculous , he broke into our room at 3am EVERY morning and we once woke up and he'd ripped up every juic1e cartoon in the house and left a trail down the stairs and I wanted to kill him and then he gave me those eyes ( you know the ones hehe ) and cuddled up next to me on the sofa doing his best cute look :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  4. What a cute little pudding, so beautiful. I relate fully with all of this. My Ralphy always falls asleep on me and then I went to move, but can't possibly move him 'cause he's so darn cute! x

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  5. She is just the sweetest little thing I have ever seen - I don't own a dog sadly however in the future I plan to have a dachshund, so cute!

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  6. Awww she's so adorable!! 😍😍😍 Yes I totally agree with every single point you made haha! Xx

  7. In love with your page girl. Puppy is so adorable and I totally agree on the point you've mentioned. Would love to connect with you, check out my blog and giveaway worth £150!

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  8. Aw Emily, Luna is literally the cutest thing, you've really snapped some amazing shots of her. I have a bichon frise who looks like a little white lamb/ball of cotton wool. She got attatcked by another dog for no reason last week and was shaken up pretty bad. She got hurt as well and it scared me into realising even more what a special part of our family she is and what I would have done if the other dog hadn't had its jaw yanked open off her. They are special little creatures, when I was crying about the attack she was more bothered about licking my face to try and cheer me up than her wounds. They're all like little Dobbys, wanting to serve their masters!

    Ruby xoxo

  9. Luna is my dream! I've longed for a Dachshund and Im not in a suitable lifestyle for one yet (student, rental home, still have to travel the world) BUT that day when I'v gradated, have my own home and have begun to settle down, is the day I will have my wee sausage. And I cant wait for that day. But I suppose ohh'ing and aww'ing over Luna pictures will have to do for now! Thank you for sharing this :) xx

  10. Hi Emily, Luna is quite adorable & cuddly.

  11. Luna looks so cute!
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  12. Luna is so beautiful and gorgeous and can I have her? Haha. I am not very keen on getting myself a dog like yours. And I couldn't agree more with the 10 things you listed. I had to keep my grandmother's dog fr few weeks and I all those things happened to me :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  13. I had to love so hard at this list! I can totally relate to most points :) Your little girl is adorable! Hope you had a great Easter weekend!
    Christina ♥

  14. Haha, I agree with these 100% and Luna is adorable. My husband and I had a no dogs in the bedroom rule... that lasted maybe a few weeks! We are pushovers!

  15. Oh my gosh, how adorable is she?! Sounds so playful and cuddly too! I've never been allowed a dog but I'm saving for a deposit on my own house now so this post has given me a lot to think about before I get my own pup! :) x

    Viva Epernay

  16. Oh my lord, Luna is beautiful! I love dogs and would love one of my own but can't yet living alone and working full time - so posts like this will have to keep me going, haha :)

    Claire | xx

  17. We don't have a dog because of the small house that we live in and the lack of space but no. 2 reminded me of my husband when Little Tyke first came into our life. He swore up and down that he will never do the whole baby talk thing because it's just silly but guess what? I caught him doing it a month or so after the whole 'I vow' thing. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. Quite frankly, I am not really keen about dogs or rather should I say animals. I really like the name of your dog, Luna sounds so cute. Really interesting post!

    Chaste & Beautiful

  19. He is the cutest! Seriously wishing I had a puppy now :P Such a precious little one!

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

  20. LUNA. IS. FREAKING. ADORABLE. Just when I thought there could be no cuter photo than Luna having a little snooze, the puppy dog eyes ones came along <3 <3 <3 I am holding out to get a dog when I'm older but I take care of my neighbour's cocker spaniel pretty often when they are away :) I had no idea about that teeth thing though, that would have been quite alarming the first time round!


  21. Oh my gosh, what a sweet heart! I just want to squeeze your dog haha! I love the mix actually, you're right - not too sausage like but still with the gorgeous face and colouring. I love animals so much, I've got a cat but I'd also love a dog!

    Sally - DiagonSally

  22. Omg she is beautiful! I love how she's a total poser. My dog is probably about 5 times her size (at least) but I can totally relate to the points you've made. Apart from Alfie falls asleep on my feet not my lap. If he did that I wouldn't be able to breathe.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  23. yaaas oh my.....everything is the same your puppy is cute♡♡♡♡♡♡

  24. Oh my goodness, Luna is so adorable! I don't think she could get any cuter, I mean her eyes are so aaahh amazing ♥

  25. Number 6 is me all over! I have zero memory left on my phone but I just can't bring myself to have a clear off! Luna is beautiful :)

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

  26. Aww Luna is super cute, Agree with all 10 things you have listed. My partner and I are crazy dog people haha we actually have 5 fur babies and I love them all so much :)

    Nicole xx |

  27. OH my gosh, how adorable! It's so interesting that her fur has slightly changed colour in that time, and the way she's losing teeth is so human-like - strange, but as you've said, entirely natural! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  28. She is so gorgeous! I can't wait till I move out so I can have my own dog!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  29. She is absolutely adorable! Those eyes are sure to melt. I haven't had a dog in 5 years, and I am so desperate for one. Now even more so after seeing your post. :)

  30. She is beautiful - one of the cutest dogs I have seen in a long time. I would love a puppy.

  31. Omg, she is soooooooo cute!
    I always getting weak seeing those little puppy eyes.
    Can't stand it, awwwwww :D

    Your blog is pretty cool! Would be so happy if you could follow each other :)
    xoxo, Colli

  32. Your puppy is so adorable, loving these photos! I have two small dogs too, and yes I do have conversations with them and think they know what I'm saying haha. Great post!

  33. I don't do dogs, but I must admit some of them are so cute. Yours is likewise so cute. :)

  34. I agree with you on all these points and your dog is absolutely adorable! On one hand I would love a cute little dog to love unconditionally. On the other, I'm not sure if I can deal with breaking him/her in or early morning wake up calls to go potty outside. I like my things and sleep too much. But I guess for dog lovers, the affection of a dog wins out. I've never had a pet because my parents were anti-animal growing up. So that's probably why I've never made a real effort to get one. But maybe one day...until then I'll be happy visiting my friends with dogs ;)

    xx Yasmin

  35. Oh my gosh, this post made me smile so much! :) Luna is such a precious little thing and I'm so happy for you hun, thank you for sharing your lovely puppy journey with us! <3 I remember when you first posted her photos on your blog I was totally melting, haha. :D <3 Kisses. x


  36. She is such a beautiful puppy! I can see why you are in love with her :) She's adorable.

    I had a giggle at your 10 things list too - our pup always gets a heap of presents on Christmas day! He's adopted so we are never sure if we should celebrate his gotcha day or his estimated birthday the shelter gave him, so we go all out at Christmas. My brother and sister in law are always surprised when we get their dogs presents too, ha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  37. Totally irrelevant, but you pup is so so so so so so cute!xxxx

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  38. So cute! I can definitely relate to all of this!

    Darriyan xx |

  39. She's SO CUTE! I want a dog so bad, I'm up reading about breeds several nights a week and I will probably not get one for years to come! Still, they're adorable and I just love that they're always so happy to see you, it never fails to put me in a better mood! 100% percent a dog person, haha! Adorable post! xx

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

  40. Ohhh wow she is absolutely adorable - and I LOVE her name, what a good choice! Sounds like she's really starting to grow up and into her own little character which is the nicest thing to see! 100% agree with everything on your list as a dog owner as well! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  41. Your doggie is the absolute cutest & I really want a dog! xx

  42. She's so cuteee and she looks like Martha Chapman Burr! I have two puppies!x


  43. She's absolutely gorgeous! Oh, my heart!
    I also have a dog, a bit bigger than yours though, and I've written a very similar post on my own blog so I absolutely recognise myself in this! Say hi to Luna from this dog lover!
    - Josie (


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