Posts Tagged With: Staffies

20 weeks and counting!

It has been awhile.

I’ve been so busy…

We’re going to have a new kitchen, a new bathroom, a new toilet downstairs and a porch built. We have decided to can the double storey extension as it is too expensive! It’s ridiculous!

Baby wise,  I have a little bump now and sometimes I can feel the baby kicking! It is a nice feeling. I can’t wait when the kicks are stronger so my husband could feel it too!

We have also bought a travel system (pram/pushchair) and a cot from eBay! We think we got it at a good bargain.

We have also decided to find out the sex of our baby. Husband prefers a girl. I prefer a boy…I think! Ah well, at least one of us will be happy but I’m sure we’ll be fine either way! We will know in a few weeks time!

We have also started training our dogs by buying a crying/laughing baby doll! They seem really excited at first and wanted to jump up to see what’s going on. Peanut is fine now. Once she had a sniff, she was fine. Buddy was more excited. I think he actually knows that it is a toy. He doesn’t want to rip it apart but he just wants to sniff it and find out why it’s crying. He knows not to go into the nursery too. When I carried the doll into the nursery, he wanted to follow me. I am very proud of him! It took only 2 ‘NO!!’ for him to understand that the nursery is out of bounds. He would wait outside for me while I pretend to walk round the nursery with the ‘baby’ in my arms! What a good boy!

Peanut wasn’t bothered. She would just leave us alone.

Well I hope when the baby is here they will be alright with it. I’m sure they will be. They are good dogs!

In the meantime, we have this renovation at home to look forward too and I’m also going to start looking at herbs and recipes for confinement!

Confinement refers to the 3 months after childbirth. It is for the mother to restore her health after childbirth. She must have adequate rest and consume nutritious food. Yes FOOD. Yum. I always enjoyed the confinement food my mum cooks for my sisters. It has lots of ginger and wine in it!

I won’t be going back to SIngapore to give birth and my mum can’t come so I’ll have to teach my husband how to cook them for me. Luckily one of my sisters bought me a book full of confinement food recipes so I think it will be ok. I just need to find the herbs required. I have also decided to make my own glutinous rice wine too! It is required for lots of the recipe and I can’t seem to find any here. It’s quite simple to make. I just need to get all the tools and ingredients!

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Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Today is Buddy’s third birthday!

Buddy has been living with us since May 2010. He was abandoned on the 27th of April 2010! 😦

He was tied to the fence near the rugby club which is just a few minutes away from our house. I didn’t find him actually. My MIL did.

She saw a crowd near the fence and it turned out, there was a Staffy tied to the fence with a bag of food and a note next to it. I am not sure what time Buddy was left there but he was discovered around 7am. There were many dog walkers there and they weren’t sure what to do with him as no one could have him. MIL stepped in and decided to bring him home!

Buddy

Buddy

The first time we met Buddy

He is such a lovely and happy dog. From the note, I can see that his ex-owners did love him but i think they didn’t have the time or money for him anymore. Buddy had a very bad tummy when we first had him and one of the tin food that was left in the bag was for dogs with tummy problems. He is okay now after we changed his diet to chicken and rice.

Buddy went to live with my MIL first as we weren’t sure if we could handle another dog. We changed our mind when MIL told us how good natured he is! So on the 5th of May, Buddy came to stay with us!

He is so well trained! Much better than Peanut Butter! He comes when you call him. He is very smart too. It didn’t take long to teach him to give me the paw. He loves playing fetch. He knows when you ask him to get his ball and he gets so excited, he starts shaking and wiggling his bum!

He knows his place in the family too. He knows he’s at the bottom haha! He gives in to Peanut Butter all the time and looks after her too!

Most dog walkers who live near us know Buddy and his story. They would say what a good boy he is. When Buddy was accused of ripping a puppy’s head off (it didn’t happen!!), a lot of the dog walkers supported us and were willing to talk to the police as they know Buddy would never do that.

He is such a lovely boy and I am so glad he is part of our family!

Happy Birthday, Buddy boy! x

Enjoying his favourite snack – pig’s ear

Nap Time

Waiting for a ball to be thrown for him

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