Blogmas Day 26: Mayas 3rd Christmas

Blogmas Day 26: Mayas 3rd Christmas

To start off with I want to say that I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and has an amazing Boxing Day today eating lots of food ❀️

This year is Maya’s 3rd Christmas with my family which is so weird to think about because I still think of her as that little puppy but this year we’ve had some lovely moments that I thought I would share with you guys!

Let me know in the comments what you have gotten up to this year for Christmas ❀️

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Spoilt dog test :)

Spoilt dog test :)

I saw this challenge on TikTok and my family, friends and I are always joking that Maya is the most spoilt puppy ever so I thought I would go through these questions and actually see how spoilt she is πŸ™‚

  • They’re allowed on the couch or bed? She most definitely is πŸ™‚
  • Do you give them food off your plate? This one we actually don’t do for many reasons but mostly a) to stop her begging at the table and also she has a very sensitive stomach but she does occasionally get bits of chicken or steak in her bowl if we have extra πŸ™‚
  • They have a toy box- She actually has two…. one downstairs for when we’re watching tv of an evening and one in my bedroom so that she can play when she gets left at home if we’re out πŸ™‚
  • They sleep on your bed at night- She does occasionally- I only have a single bed so theres not really enough space but occasionally I will wake up to find her on the end of the bed.
  • They’ve had professional photos taken- I don’t actually think she has had professional photos taken πŸ™‚
  • They get Christmas and birthday presents- She does in fact get Christmas and Birthday presents which is really fun and she absolutely loves them πŸ™‚ She actually opens them herself which is so funny πŸ™‚
  • Humans greet them first before they greet other humans- 100%!!
  • They go on holiday with you- She has been on holiday with us before actually! When we went to our family caravan last summer we took her with us and we had so much fun πŸ™‚
  • They have their own social media- She does in fact have her own social media πŸ™‚
  • They have clothes/accessories- She has a few Christmas and Halloween outfits which are pretty cool

Maya got 8/10 on this spoilt dog test which means she is definitely a spoilt pooch!!

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A Very Puppy Filled Weekend πŸ˜Š

A Very Puppy Filled Weekend πŸ˜Š

On Saturday 12th of March I went round to my Aunts house in the afternoon to meet her 4 week old puppies! They were absolutely gorgeous and beautiful and so cute so I thought I would show you guys ❀️ I only managed to get photos while they were sleeping because otherwise they were running around like lunatics!

My aunt then dropped me home with one of her dogs in the car Luna who I have looked after before and she is gorgeous so I looked after her for the afternoon/evening 😊

On the Sunday we then had a BBQ cooked by my friend Barghavi who was round for the weekend and my aunt popped round with some of her agility stuff so that we could work together on some agility 😊 I’m relatively new to agility training but my aunt has trained agility dogs for a while so was teaching me the basics and practising with her dog Mitch who so happens to be Maya’s dad and also the dad to the 4 week old puppies!

Let me know in the comments if you are a dog lover or a cat lover 😊

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Day in the life: Mayas 2nd Birthday :)

Day in the life: Mayas 2nd Birthday :)

On the 2nd of February 2021 my dog Maya turned 2 so I thought I would throw her a little party to celebrate 😊 I had wrapped up loads of toys and treats for her and my friend Barghavi also popped round to see us (in our games room with the back doors open) which was so lovely πŸ™‚ I gathered together all of her presents and arranged them with some balloons I had bought and some banners on the door πŸ™‚ We then took her out for a long walk at the woods which she absolutely loved and then came back to give her a little cake called a woofin πŸ™‚ I had also made her some homemade biscuits from a pre-made mix that Barghavi had bought me for Christmas which was awesome πŸ™‚ I think Maya had a lovely day and I certainly did πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have any pets and if you do what you do for their birthday πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 19: Mayas 2nd Christmas :)

Blogmas Day 19: Mayas 2nd Christmas :)

Last year I absolutely spoint Maya for her first ever Christmas and this year is no different! I feel like if anything I have gone even more overboard this year!! I have picked up lots and lots of presents for her from lots of different places: Poundland, Time 4 Pets, Pets at Home, Poundland, local Garden centres and a shop called Jack Frost which has loads of dog toys, food and coats πŸ™‚ Instead of jumpers for Maya I usually end up buying her Christmas bandanas which go round her collar however I always put her in the one Christmas jumper that we have that we bought for our old dog Ellie ❀ ❀ ❀ She has a little reindeer on her collar which she has for the entire month of December and this year I bought her a personalised gift bag to hold all of her toys and of course she has an advent calendar again which she absolutely loves although I think she wishes she could eat all of the treats in one go πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments any more recommendations for what I should do with Maya for Christmas

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July-ving and thriving Day 21: Dog Training

July-ving and thriving Day 21: Dog Training

Maya is now 18 months old which is crazy as it feels like only yesterday she was a tiny puppy and one of the things that I have absolutely loved doing with her is training πŸ™‚ She is a really well behaved dog when she wants to be and one of my goals for the month is to improve my dog training so I have compiled some of the training videos that I have of Maya πŸ™‚

Sit, Down and Stand

 

Paw– This is one that I absolutely love and definitely comes in handy when trying to put on her harness as you can just ask for her paw in order to slip the harness on πŸ™‚

 

Bed – This is a relatively new one for Maya and I think she has come on leaps and bounds since we first started learning it πŸ™‚ She can now go to her bed from about 6 steps away otherwise she gets distracted but we’re getting there πŸ™‚

Hold – This is a new trick that she has been learning where she has to hold an object in her mouth which I’m hoping I will be able to expand into a fetch/retrieve πŸ™‚

Stay- Maya can stand, sit and down stay and I would say stand stay is her worst one because we have only just started learning it however with a down stay she will stay there for around 4 minutes without moving πŸ™‚

Leave– Maya is not very food orientated so leaving food isn’t too much of a chore for her however making her leave a toy in the middle of a game is a struggle because she is always wanting to play!

Touch– I use touch for Maya to mean that she has to touch her nose to my hand and Maya learnt touch relatively early on and it has come in really handy with learning heel-work πŸ™‚

Twist + Spin- Twist and spin was again something Maya learnt relatively early on pretty much straight after Sit and Down and it has always been one of my favourites πŸ™‚ I usually do it near the start of a training session to get her excited and motivated πŸ™‚

 

Maya also knows Middle where she will run to the middle of your legs, heel-work + close where she will stay close to you while you walk or go to the heel-work position and is learning weave where she will weave in-between your legs and tunnel where she goes through an agility tunnel πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have a dog and some of the tricks they can do ❀

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Week 5 of working from home :)

Week 5 of working from home :)

This week has been a bit of a weird one- I’ve had a few really nice days but Thursday I was feeling really down and I’m not really sure why 😦 I also did some really nice things this week though which I’m going to talk about in this post πŸ™‚ I set up an obstacle course for Maya with Weave poles and her tunnel which she thoroughly enjoyed!! I then did a Disney Channel Original Movies song bingo with my two best friends Hannah and Anna which was so much fun!! Hannah and I drew at Bingo as we both had the same song as the last one on our card!! I then did the 2.6 challenge with Maya surrounding her with 26 treats which was the ultimate test of self control! Following on from the Disney Channel Original Movie bingo I decided to sit down and watch Lemonade Mouth and also the Disney fireworks on Youtube πŸ™‚ I then received a little surprise in the mail from my best friend Barghavi ❀ She had sent me some flowers, chocolate and also a little toy Pascal because he is from one of my favourite Disney movies Tangled πŸ™‚ Finally I did a Disney Movie Bingo with Barghavi, had a bubble bath and watched Lilo and Stitch and The Princess and the Frog πŸ™‚

 

Let me know in the comments what you have been up to this week πŸ™‚

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Week 4 of Working from Home :)

Week 4 of Working from Home :)

Week 4 of Working from home has included lots of walks with Maya including her meeting up with her friend Maisie at the park πŸ™‚ I made fried rice again and I have to say I think I’ve managed to perfect it πŸ™‚ We had gnocchi which was made by my brothers girlfriend who is isolating with us and it was so tasty! I did some training with Maya and have been on a bit of a Disney movie binge and watched Moana and Tangled πŸ™‚ My mum and I have also sat down this week and watched the Staged Concert version of Les Mis with Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine and it was amazing!! We also started watched Love Never Dies on Youtube last night which we are planning on finishing today πŸ™‚ Finally I have also completed the second week of the couch to 5k app!! πŸ™‚

 

Let me know in the comments what you have been up to this week πŸ™‚

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Week 2 of working from home :)

Week 2 of working from home :)

My second week of Working from home has been a lot of fun again πŸ™‚ Working from home with a puppy is always fun and due to the nice weather its been amazing as I have spent basically the whole week out in my garden with her running around chasing toys and birds (she never catches them don’t worry <3) We have had two bbqs this week which has been so much fun (obviously only with the people in our house <3). Its also Easter weekend so the Easter bunny dropped off some lovely Easter eggs and I even went for a run!!! πŸ™‚Β 

Let me know in the comments what you have been up to this week πŸ™‚Β 

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Working from home with a puppy!

Working from home with a puppy!

Over the past week I have been working from home due to the current situation so I thought I would make a blog post/photo stream of how its been the past week working from home with a 1 year old Collie for company πŸ˜› She has a lot of energy and is also very clingy so its been a lot of fun πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments if you have been working from home with your pet and if you can please put a picture of your pets in the comments πŸ™‚

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