22/10/2017

WHAT MY RESCUE DOG HAS TAUGHT ME

The last week has been a salient week for me to say the least. On Tuesday we decided to make one of the biggest decisions that we have made to date, that being opening our home up to welcome another addition to our little "family".

Before making this decision and even now we get asked a lot of the same questions: "Do you realise how big of a decision this is?", "Why are you getting a rescue dog instead of buying your own?" & "Are you ready to bring a dog into your life?". The later of these questions is always an impossible one to answer, is anyone ever truly ready and prepared enough to bring a puppy home? I believe the answer to that to be no. Yes I understand the doubts of others as from an outsider it does seem like it would be merely impossible to raise a puppy as a couple of twenty-somethings who work full time, it hasn't been easy but that doesn't make it any less rewarding.




This is Bear.
Bear is a 6 month old little boy; a gorgeous blend of German Shepherd and Jack Russell. Bear was unable to stay in his previous home due to his former mummies children having allergies as they had gotten older. For us we knew from the moment we saw him that we needed to give this sweet little soul a home with us. Kyle has had German Shepherds throughout his life and has been desperate for one since I met him. In our first home together Kyle and I lived in a rented property weren't allowed to have a dog (breaking both of our hearts) and after a year and a half of living there we knew we wanted a dog in our lives so much that we would have to move. Come September we moved into our beautiful new home with a lovely sized garden; perfect for a dog to roam in. As you can see it didn't take us long to make our dream a reality. 


Despite this being something that as a couple we have always wanted the process has not been easy. On Tuesday we drove, with the help of a friend/lifesaver, to collect Bear from Fakenham which took over 3 hours there and back. Bear didn't settle in as well as we had imagined, mainly because I believe that we imagined it as a fairytale scene where Bear would come home and instantly act right at home and become instant besties with his feline friends. This didn't happen of course because life isn't a fairytale but I firmly believe that we are edging closer and closer to this each day we spend with him, whilst we learn more and more from him everyday.

He has taught us that rehomed dogs are just as full of life as any others; Bear being the epitome of this. Having a dog that is so happy and rains joy on to everyone around him with his funny little ways and also knowing that you've done the right thing is irreplaceable and I couldn't recommend it more.


The last week has been hard work and that is undeniable. Bear is struggling with bad separation anxiety at the moment and we are currently comforting and training him out of this anxiety. It definitely takes time; the first night we brought him home I was bawling my eyes out to Kyle about how stressed I was and how nothing was going to plan. We felt like we had become parents and although I may not have experience in this aspect of life this must be pretty damn close to it. But no matter how tedious the chewed belongings and whining can become the reward of seeing them ignore your shoes and chew their toy instead and unconditional love makes it all worth it.




Bear will be featuring heavily on my social media, particularly Instagram and I hope you all love him as much as we do; he certain loves going out with us as everyone wants to love on him and all call him gorgeous- definitely an attention seeker! 

I would love to see pictures of the gorgeous pooches in your lives and I hope youve enjoyed meeting mine.

Love, 

5 comments:

  1. Cutest post I read all day! I'm sure you'll bring him up well.

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  2. What a beautiful dog! I'm glad you rescued a dog. more people should rescue animals instead of 'getting their own'

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  3. How gorgeous is Bear! It's so lovely you've rehomed him. I hope his anxiety gets better and that he settles in really well 💕 this is such a lovely thing to post about xx

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  4. He is an absolute cutie, I love dogs that have German Shepherd in them. My mother has a rescue dog and I know all too well what a challenge it can be sometimes, so rewarding though ☺️ Lovely post x

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WHAT MY RESCUE DOG HAS TAUGHT ME

The last week has been a salient week for me to say the least. On Tuesday we decided to make one of the biggest decisions that we have made to date, that being opening our home up to welcome another addition to our little "family".

Before making this decision and even now we get asked a lot of the same questions: "Do you realise how big of a decision this is?", "Why are you getting a rescue dog instead of buying your own?" & "Are you ready to bring a dog into your life?". The later of these questions is always an impossible one to answer, is anyone ever truly ready and prepared enough to bring a puppy home? I believe the answer to that to be no. Yes I understand the doubts of others as from an outsider it does seem like it would be merely impossible to raise a puppy as a couple of twenty-somethings who work full time, it hasn't been easy but that doesn't make it any less rewarding.




This is Bear.
Bear is a 6 month old little boy; a gorgeous blend of German Shepherd and Jack Russell. Bear was unable to stay in his previous home due to his former mummies children having allergies as they had gotten older. For us we knew from the moment we saw him that we needed to give this sweet little soul a home with us. Kyle has had German Shepherds throughout his life and has been desperate for one since I met him. In our first home together Kyle and I lived in a rented property weren't allowed to have a dog (breaking both of our hearts) and after a year and a half of living there we knew we wanted a dog in our lives so much that we would have to move. Come September we moved into our beautiful new home with a lovely sized garden; perfect for a dog to roam in. As you can see it didn't take us long to make our dream a reality. 


Despite this being something that as a couple we have always wanted the process has not been easy. On Tuesday we drove, with the help of a friend/lifesaver, to collect Bear from Fakenham which took over 3 hours there and back. Bear didn't settle in as well as we had imagined, mainly because I believe that we imagined it as a fairytale scene where Bear would come home and instantly act right at home and become instant besties with his feline friends. This didn't happen of course because life isn't a fairytale but I firmly believe that we are edging closer and closer to this each day we spend with him, whilst we learn more and more from him everyday.

He has taught us that rehomed dogs are just as full of life as any others; Bear being the epitome of this. Having a dog that is so happy and rains joy on to everyone around him with his funny little ways and also knowing that you've done the right thing is irreplaceable and I couldn't recommend it more.


The last week has been hard work and that is undeniable. Bear is struggling with bad separation anxiety at the moment and we are currently comforting and training him out of this anxiety. It definitely takes time; the first night we brought him home I was bawling my eyes out to Kyle about how stressed I was and how nothing was going to plan. We felt like we had become parents and although I may not have experience in this aspect of life this must be pretty damn close to it. But no matter how tedious the chewed belongings and whining can become the reward of seeing them ignore your shoes and chew their toy instead and unconditional love makes it all worth it.




Bear will be featuring heavily on my social media, particularly Instagram and I hope you all love him as much as we do; he certain loves going out with us as everyone wants to love on him and all call him gorgeous- definitely an attention seeker! 

I would love to see pictures of the gorgeous pooches in your lives and I hope youve enjoyed meeting mine.

Love, 

5 comments

  1. Cutest post I read all day! I'm sure you'll bring him up well.

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  2. What a beautiful dog! I'm glad you rescued a dog. more people should rescue animals instead of 'getting their own'

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  3. How gorgeous is Bear! It's so lovely you've rehomed him. I hope his anxiety gets better and that he settles in really well 💕 this is such a lovely thing to post about xx

    http://www.grabyourcamera.co.uk

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  4. He is an absolute cutie, I love dogs that have German Shepherd in them. My mother has a rescue dog and I know all too well what a challenge it can be sometimes, so rewarding though ☺️ Lovely post x

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