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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Get to know: Daisy

pets, dog, animals, daisy, animalcare, petcare, yorkshireterrier
pets, dog, animals, daisy, animalcare, petcare, yorkshireterrier
pets, dog, animals, daisy, animalcare, petcare, yorkshireterrier
pets, dog, animals, daisy, animalcare, petcare, yorkshireterrier

By doing this post I think I have now definitely crossed the line into crazy dog lady territory! If you follow my social media things – why wouldn't you? – then you will have already seen Daisy dog on a fair few occasions. I wanted to do this post to not only share with you the happiness a dog can bring to your life (jeez, that's corny) but also how much time and effort goes in to having a dog really, actually, truthfully. If you're thinking about having a dog, particularly a yorkshire terrier like Daisy then this is probably the post for you!

First things first, when we got Daisy we were told she was a MINIATURE yorkshire terrier, we now know this is not the case. While she is small, she's certainly not miniature and she's at her full size now at the age of 22 months (second birthday in July, woo!). We got her when she was just 3 months old and was the only pup left of her litter, toilet training was probably the hardest thing for us to come to terms with but once we got that sorted she became part of the family and has been through a lot with us, particularly helping me come to terms with the loss of my aunt. Here's some things you may like to know about this little lady...

What does Daisy eat?
She only has dried food, we pour a healthy amount of pedigree dog biscuits out for her in the morning and she comes and goes whenever she pleases. We did try her on wet food (she seems to enjoy the cat's a lot!) however as soon as it went down it came back out again – oh the joys of having a dog, the poop!

How much exercise does she require?
This is something that changes every week, depending on which family member is home and when. At the moment her routine has changed a little as I've just started a new full time job so it's my brother who takes her for her morning/ early afternoon walk and normally in the evening it'll be either my dad or me (most of the time, it's dad let's be honest). Her walks are no more than half an hour/ 45 minutes long, as she's only little she really doesn't require any longer than that. However on weekend's we sometimes take her to different places so she can explore new things and smell those smelly smells that dogs seem to like.

Is she hard to maintain?
In a nutshell, no. She goes for a haircut about once every 3/4 months depending what time of year it is. Sometimes we leave her hair to grow in Winter (for obvious reasons) and will get it cut more in Summer (for more obvious reasons). Her haircut costs £25 every time and that includes an all over clip and eyebrow trim, including a nail trim too. VERY NECESSARY to get a dog groomer who can do this! Luckily, we have a lovely lady who Daisy now knows really well so she can cut her easily.

What's she like with other dogs/ animals?
She's quite shy, we took her to a dog show this weekend and she didn't seem to want to interact with the other dog's who were showing her interest. She's more of a people's dog but we do have a cat and to rabbits and after a lot of settling in they get on now – kinda.

Tell us about the boring stuff...
We have insurance for Daisy and she is also signed up to a veterinary practice that we trust and know she'd be in good hands if anything were to happen. Having a dog is expensive, the cost of Daisy alone is £400 (we didn't pay this, nu uh) so if you're thinking about getting a dog only do it if you have the money and time they require.

I hope this little insight into Daisy dog has been worth the read and if you're think about getting a dog yourself leave me any questions you may have in the comments below!

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16 comments:

  1. OOoooe so adorable!! I want one too hehe

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  2. She is gorgeous! I would love a little dog like her

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  3. Awww so sweet, my little lady is also called Daisy! She's a Shih Tzu x

    gillmclaughlin.com

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    1. ahhh so weird! though i guess lots of dogs are called daisy haha xx

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  4. SO CUTE! She looks similar to my Shorkie, Paisley (Half Yorkie x Half Shih Tzu).
    Just be cautious--I don't think there is actually such a thing as miniature Yorkies, teacup Maltese, etc. There are some miniature breeds, but a lot of the smaller breeds are advertised as smaller than they will grow up to be. We had a "teacup Maltese" a while back and he ended up weighing 10 pounds. That's average for a Maltese, but definitely not for what a "teacup" would be. Crazy. Anyway, I hope Daisy gives you lots of love and lots of laughs!!

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    1. Yeah we had no idea really, we got Daisy on a whim (though we'd been thinking of getting a dog for a while, we didn't know what breed) and just believed what they told us xx

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  5. Oh bless her, what a sweet face.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  6. What a gorgeous dog Daisy is. I have a soft spot for Yorkies as my Nan had two whilst I was growing up :) xx

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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  7. Shes such a lil cutie !. I have a similar dog, his name is Jojo and he only eats dried food too ( well apart from the odd sneaky bit he might find had fallen off someone dinner plate ahah ). I honestly love him to pieces, They become such a big part of your life :) xx

    Caitriona | Blog

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    1. they really do, i don't think people realise unless they actually have a dog! xx

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