Puppy Love

Hey friends,

Most of you know ALLL about Bauer - He has been the subject of many Instagram photos showing the things he's eaten and destroyed - He was a rambunctious puppy, destroying shoes, pillows, baseboards and carpets.

He will be three years old soon and has calmed down so much! He is a precious, obedient little being who wants nothing more than to cuddle. And food - he always wants food. 

You probably don't know as much about Chewy (full name Chewbacca). He's been with us for about 7 months, and I got him when Peter was away on a work trip (hah!). We had discussed getting a second dog, we were nervous about the added workload - but to be honest it hasn't increased that much - I mean walking two dogs takes A LOT more coordination, Peter wields those leashes like a Ninja! But not much more "labour" per se. 

He is an interesting character - Just as destructive as Bowski was as a puppy, here is short list of his crimes;

  • Peed on our couch
  • Peed on our bed
  • Peed on our outdoor furniture
  • Ate 3 pairs of shoes (I swear Skiboat must have helped him reach them)
  • Eaten the baseboard (where we replaced after Bauer ate it) 

He also loves to bite our hands as a sign of affection...

He doesn't shed as much as The Boat, but oh boy, he is a stinky dog. You know when you walk into a home and you know that a dog lives or has lived there before you even see them? B is for the most part odour free, but The Chew...He needs a bath about once a week. He doesn't like them, but he doesn't fight me so it's ok. 

Bauer sits and watches the process every time. I think he's shaming chewy with his eyes a little bit... 

*sidenote, do you know how many names we have for our dogs? The poor things I'm amazed they still respond to "Bauer" and "Chewy"  because, these are also their names...

  • Skiboat
  • Banana Boat
  • Banana Muffin
  • The Boat
  • Boat Master Flex
  • Boatski
  • Bowski
  • ski
  • Hushka
  • Halooshka
  • Boatholamew Stevens
  • Muffin face 
  • Minx
  • Tookas
  • Booglaton
  • Fluffy
  • Mooshk
  • The Chew
  • Coffee Bean
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Monkey
  • Monkey Face
  • Steven

We just can't come up with a name appropriate enough to express our love.

Anyway,  Chewy, he LOVES love. Like from anybody. He is the least threatening dog in the world. A little teddybear through and through. 

Some friends of ours also recently got a puppy, he's the cutest little Golden Doodle named Hudson and he looks like a mini banana boat. 

Look how fuzzy he is! Ugh Cuddle for days!...

As new puppy owners,  we've tried to prepare our friends for the next few months - Puppies are hard work! especially at the beginning. They are energetic, OFTEN destructive, and sometimes really frustrating!

But as you get to know them and they you - they bring so much love, fun and joy into your life.  When they're older and have calmed down - you won't even remember all your ruined shoes, and muddy floors, or you just won't care. You'll just have the best friend ever. 

Dogs are just the greatest aren't they?

Xo,

Jany