Meet Teddy, a black & silver miniature schnauzer. Yep we got a puppy! After being quite certain I didn't want another dog for a long time after our Henry passed away. In fact I distinctly remember saying a mere couple of weeks ago that I wasn’t sure I’d ever be ready for another dog! But it turns out our house isn’t a home without a dog and then this wee dude turned up with a story that I simply couldn’t resist.
When Teddy's first appearance on our Facebook page gained over 3,000 views and a LOT of comments (I swear some people follow me just for the dog posts haha!) I thought I'd better share Teddy's story on the blog.
To say I've been missing our Henry dog constantly since his passing is an understatement. I'd been still crying almost daily grieving for our fur baby. I hated coming home and the house not feeling 'right' any more. I missed Henry's presence and I missed being a dog mum. I also had this stupid idea stuck in my head that I had to keep feeling this way as a tribute to how special Henry was to me. And I was adamant that I never wanted to go through this loss ever again. One day after I'd broken down yet again Matt said he thought I needed to be a dog mum again. I said no, I wasn't replacing Henry. Matt said we couldn't replace him if we tried and perhaps I should look at things from a different perspective. Yes there is pain in losing pets, but what about all the years of being able to give them the best life and all the joy they bring. And so the idea was sparked - we would consider another dog, maybe after wedding season - later on in the year.
But one thing led to another - as always. I messaged a past wedding couple asking about the breeder of their wee schnauzer who we adored. I rang the breeder wanting to simply register my interest in a litter down the track and then I heard about Teddy...
He was a beautiful accident. Quite literally - his parents weren't meant to have another litter so soon but their owners couldn't keep them apart. He was the only child of the litter too. He was nine weeks old, hadn't been advertised for sale yet & I by chance called the very week he was getting his vet sign off. And then I found out he was born on the day our Henry died. It was the universe sending me a sign.✨
And that is how we ended up with Teddy! He was meant to be and of course we fell in love as soon as we laid eyes on him. This past week we've been enjoying getting to know his little personality and are in awe of what a good wee boy he is. Teddy is a fast learner, doing so well with basic training already. He travels well, he's cruisy and playful, he sleeps through the night and he's a cuddly wee pup (which I am loving!).
It took the whole drive home from picking him up (almost two hours!) to settle on a name. Matt reckons he'll end up being Ted once he grows into those distinguished silver eyebrows! But for now he is my Teddy bear.
If you visit the studio you'll get to meet him, my Instagram stories are sure to be filled with puppy spam and I will share lots of photos as Teddy grows and does life with us!