🎄 Blogmas | Day 17 | Celebrating Christmas with your dog. #blogmas

It’s our very first Christmas with Coco this year and we are so excited!

She has her own stocking which is already filled with lots of presents from Santa Paws.

At the start of December we took Coco too see Santa Paws for the first time at Dogs Trust and she absolutely loved it! Seeing all the other dogs excited too to see Santa was so heart warming, how many owners wanted to get their dogs involved and get them into the Christmas spirit too was wonderful.

I think especially when Christmas for some people is all about been with family and friends you have to get your dog involved too. After all a dog isn’t just for Christmas. They are your family too. Coco is my little baby, she’s my daughter. Lol!!!!

I am honestly looking forward to seeing Riley and Coco this year on Christmas morning opening presents together. They have this special bond and it’s just amazing to see how much a dog can care about a little boy.

Sometimes I wonder if she knows what he’s been though with cancer, I have read online before that dogs are meant to have this instinct that they know when somebody has been poorly and dogs are meant to be really good therapy for children that have disabilities or are and have been poorly.

And of course Coco will be having Christmas dinner with us too. Chicken, carrots, sprouts, roast potatoes she loves it all! She will most definitely be having a few pigs in blankets too! It is Christmas after all.

I hope you all too will be involving your dogs this Christmas, they deserves presents too. After all they give us the greatest love we could ever know everyday.

Here’s just a few ideasv of things I would suggest getting your dog for Christmas.

  • Dog friendly treats.
  • New toys – something Christmas related.
  • Advent calendar.
  • New blanket or bed.

I’ve even got Coco some Christmas Eve pjs and a Christmas dress to wear during Christmas. She loves dressing up.

Coco’s First Competition🏆

Today we took Coco to our local Dog Show where they were doing lots of different competitions.

I entered Coco into 4 different categories which I thought she had a good chance of winning! Waggliest Tail, Prettiest Bitch, Biggest Smile & Kids Cuddliest Companion.

Kids Cuddliest Companion was first. Riley didn’t want to cuddle her so obviously I had to do my best to make Coco have cuddles the best I could! Unfortunately she didn’t win…

Next up was Waggliest Tail! It’s hard to get your dog to wag their tail on demand! Even a lot of attention Coco didn’t want to wag wag wag! Any loss!

After any category and a rest for Coco it was time for Prettiest Bitch!

If Coco was going to win any of come close I wanted it to be this one!

I gave Coco lots of cuddles and kisses and she sat and looked absolutely gorgeous along with all the other beautiful bitches! Time for the results!🤭

Coco came third!! She looked so happy too with her result!! Smiling away with all the other beautiful winners! I was extremely happy too!!!🥉🥉🥉

We missed the Biggest Smile because we was having a drink! Never mind! We already can’t wait for the next dog show!

So, how was my January?

How was my January? Ha.

Well the new year was fun. Or should I say the 1st of January…

On the second of January Me and Riley extended our family by four feet and welcomed a lovely shih tzu puppy into our family, Coco. But On the same day I ended up bumping my new car that I’d only had over 2 weeks on our gate. Great start to the year! Urgh! Baring in mind my insurance wanted £300…

dint on car...

Alice turned 21! So no longer a teenager, My little sister is definitely growing up! Still miserable. ⬇️

Coco had all her puppy injections so she’s been able to go for her first walk which Riley was soo excited about! She’s a wonderful little walker who likes to be fussed over which is funny. She will sit down and refuse to move. She even had a little visit to PetsAtHome at the end of the month..⬇️

Tbqh I’m actually sat here trying to think of everything that I’ve done in January and it’s not a lot. Like to be January is the month everybody struggles with money and wanting to loose the weight they’ve put on over Christmas. I’ve spent most of January trying to eat all the chocolate I got for Christmas!

I had my hair re-dyed. You know everytime I go to the hairdressers I come out feeling like a brand new women. New hair new attitude!⬇️


And we managed to see the ENT (ears nose and throat) this week & I signed a consent form & Riley’s now on a waiting list to finally have grommets put into his ears to stop all these nasty ear infections he keeps getting. I know it might be strange for you to read but I honestly can’t wait. He gets so much pain from his ears, he gets infection after infection every few weeks now. He doesn’t sleep he’s in that much pain so the grommets will definitely help him and stop the infections!

Oh and I’ve managed to get my car booked in to be fixed!

Here to a wonderful February! 🤞🏻

Introuducing 4 feet 🐾

So me & Riley extended our family and welcomed 4 feet… Introducing Coco.

On the 2nd of January we brought home a beautiful Shih Tzu Coco. We used to have a West Island White Terrier called Mollie but she died just short of 4 years ago. Riley has been asking for a baby sister for some time now, he got a crybaby for christmas from Santa and still asked. I have been wanting to get him a dog for some time now as when he was going through his cancer treatment our Macmillan nurse said dogs are meant to be very therapeutic for cancer patients.

She’s been here nearly 2 weeks now and it feels like shes always been here. Riley adores her and loves chasing her around. He took some getting used to her been here and getting some attention but he loves her & is currently treating her like a baby carrying her around and putting her into bed with a blanket.

I know Riley and Coco are going to be the best of friends. Shes only just turned 10 weeks so she still needs to have her second lot of injections and at 14 weeks we will be able to take her for her first walk outside. We cant wait!!! 

So welcome to the family Coco Marshmallow Twinkletoes Hoult 🐾