Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Lifestyle | Meet Willow

This week something bloody amazing happened!... We got a puppy!! *Insert ridiculously girlie scream here!!* Dan & I have wanted a dog for honestly, as long as I can remember, but because we've been living in a flat two storeys up we thought it'd be pretty difficult & unfair on a newborn. 
However!...We're moving house this week into very our own home  with a garden & let's be honest, we didn't really need an excuse to buy a fricken adorable puppy, but that's what we're blaming it on!

From being a little girl I've always wanted a beagle, there's just something about the breed that really struck a chord with me. Maybe it's the colouring, maybe it's the super duper long ears, maybe it's the naughtiness, maybe it's all three - Who knows? But I love 'em!!
We put a lot of research into getting our little beagle pup & this is where we discovered the Lemon Beagle. As far as I was aware beagles were black, white & tan (tri-coloured) I had no idea a Lemon Beagle even exsisted, but let me tell you, my heart melt when I saw them! 
Still keeping the typical beagle pattern, Lemon Beagles have a white, caramel, tan colouring - In other words, they're flipping beautiful!! I knew we had to have one!!

We used pets 4 homes to search for our perfect companion which is a really helpful & easy website to use. By the looks of it you can advertise pretty much any animal for sale which is cool. After a few hours of searching (it didn't take long at all) we found the most adorable 8 week old pup!

Meet Willow...


There was only Willow & 1 of her sisters left when we went to visit, so it was absolutely heart breaking choosing between them & breaking them up. Luckily for us the other pup was being collected a couple of hours later, making light of the situation.

We've had Willow for three days now & even though she's been a little bit naughty (which we can totally look past, because she's so young) she's been unbelievably good! She seems to have settled really well & has almost (barring the sofas) differentiated between what's hers & what's ours in the home. 
We've gone straight in with toilet training because it's something we thought would take a really long time for her to master, plus we didn't really know how to do it. Eeek! Surprisingly however, she's picking it up rather quickly! We've given her a specific toilet area, with newspaper down on the floor & she's really taken to it. She's still having a few accidents, every now and again, but what she's learnt so far is amazing, we're really impressed with her. 
We've found out after bringing her home, that beagle's are supposedly renowned for being quick learners so I think we've got a good'un!


Willow hasn't had her full injections yet, so we can't properly take her out unfortunately. We're hoping to get booked in at the vets this week so she can have both sets of injections & then start going for walkies. All in all, it'll be another 4 weeks before she can go outside properly which feels like absolutely ages away at the moment - Hopefully it won't take too long!
At the moment Willow is really snuggly - I think she's used to having her brothers & sisters around to cuddle into! Once she gets cosy, she can literally sleep for 80% of the day & loves snuggling into cushions, throws & pillows which is the most adorable thing! She looks ridiculously cute with her long white ears flopping down over her eyes!! Argh - I could just eat her!! She's so bloody beautiful. 


I'm thinking of of creating a series on xclaireabella based around Willow. Let me know your thoughts? Dan & I like to get out & about and explore the local countryside anyway so this could be a good excuse to get some amazing puppy based photography.

Have you got any tips for training a new pup? We'd love any tips & tricks you've got! 

Lots of love | Claireabella & Willow. X
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8 comments

  1. Congratulations! She's absolutely gorgeous, so cute - I can practically smell the warm sleepy puppy scent from here. Please do blog about your adventures with her, so I can live vicariously through you. I'm also in a second floor flat with no hope of getting a puppy any time soon... Wahhhhh :(

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    1. Thanks Jess! She's gorgeous isn't she! I will do :-) Ha - Bring on Summer that's what I'm saying. It's a pain isn't it. Literally first thing we did when we found out we were moving was start planning puppy buying. X

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  2. I honestly don't think you could have chosen a more perfect name for her - it's beautiful, as is she! I'm so jealous right now, haha! Lemon Beagles are a gorgeous breed. Definitely looking forward to a regular dose of Willow on the blog! :) xxx
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    1. Thank youu! She's gorgeous isn't she! I've always loved the name Willow but it took some convincing for Dan - I obviously got my own way! Ha. Aw that's good then! I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty more of her :-) X

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  3. Oh WOW! That is one utterly gorgeous little puppy. Sooo cute. And what a gorgeous name too! Fun puppy times ahead! x

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    1. Thank you! Ohh yes. Ha. We've been trying lots of training routines with her which seems to be going well. So far so good anyway! Ha. X

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  4. this is the cutest doggy in the world!

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    1. Thank you! She's beautiful isn't she. X

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