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14 September 2012

Meet Spartan

You may see our little dog (named after our love of Rome related movies) pop up in pictures and stories but I've never really mentioned much about him.

So, meet Spartan....

The Mr has always loved dogs and has always had one as a pet since he was a child. I however am not that keen on them, but with relationships comes compromise so when the Mr moved in I agreed to getting one.

He originally wanted a re-homed one to skip the little puddles that puppies leave on the floor and the destruction that they create. Having looked around a few kennels over a period of a few months we couldn't find anything suitable for our family. I was also concerned that not knowing the animals background that it may have issues with children so we started to look at puppies online.

On New Years Day this year we found a woman with Border Collies for sale on a pet website. We drove to have a look, and came home with a mini bundle of fluff!

I was surprised by how fast he settled in. He was toilet trained after 2 weeks and he will sit by the back door if he needs to go out. He may have trashed my sofa (rar!) and munched my lingerie off the clothes pile but that's replaceable and apart from that he has been superb.

"It wasn't me!"

Despite not initially wanting a dog at all, he is very well loved and spoilt. The Mini Mes adore him. He is very friendly and if anyone is upset he will sense it and pop over to cover you in slobbery kisses, whether you like them or not, and he likes to snuggle up on the sofa with me in the evenings.

He will be 1 in October and I may just have to make him a dog friendly cake, well I like baking and he is part of the family now after all.

Do you feel having a pet benefits children? Which do you have?

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  1. Awww I love his name and what cute puppy photos!! My mum has a border collie who is 2 now and he adores my two boys and they liove him too. They have such lovely natures and a LOT of energy don't they?
    What flavour cake will you make then? I cannot wait to see that one!
    Thanks so much for linking up,againx x x

    1. I found a special animal cake recipe a while ago in my daughters animal magazine I will attempt hehe. He really does have lots of energy, luckily with so many fields around he can burn it all off :) x

  2. Awwww he is so cute! They really do become one of the family don't they?
    A friend of mine makes cupcakes and recently made some for a dogs birthday!
    I can't believe the sofa though! Eeek!!

    Thanks for linking up to Flashback Friday x

    1. I think it was a #%@&!?£ eek at the time lol. He's lovely though :) x

  3. Aww what a lovely post and such a gorgeous dog.

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  4. What a lovely post! I think a dog friendly birthday cake is a fab idea!!! x


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