Welcome, welcome… Welcome?
It took me far to long to figure out how to start this post, and anyone who knows me, knows that I am a waffler who just dives in at the deep end. So I guess this first post should just be a bit about me, my girls and what I plan to write about? Well that’s what you’re getting anyway!
Hi! I’m Hannah, nice to meet you, please don’t shake my hand, it makes me turn into the most awkward ball of goo that you have ever met. I’m a dog obsessed, overprotective, controlling, illness ridden, socially anxious human. I used to be a canine hydrotherapist, which I still miss an awful lot, and I now draw animals and love to create pet accessories! I don’t like to talk much about myself, however I can talk about dogs all day long. And on that note lets learn a bit more about the girls…
“I don’t have trust issues, I just know better!”
Luna was my first ever Border Collie, and I very much threw myself in the deep end with her. She was rescued from a very abusive home, when I first met her she was a terrified bag of bones, who had nicks, scars and bruises everywhere. Her right ear never stood up, and my assumption was; another dog she lived with had bitten it as there were scabs there when we first met. She was trapped in a small room with another dog who was not entirely friendly towards her, and we can only assume that the little they were fed went mostly to bigger dog! She had many behaviour flaws (honestly, who can blame her?!) which I will talk about more in-depth in future posts. Many of you will know just how stressful it is living with a reactive dog, and for those who don’t, strap yourselves in when I re-trace that awful, yet rewarding, journey! Now Luna is a dream in the house and although she still has her issues out and about, she is so much better! Let me know if there are ever any specific topics you would like me to cover on reactive dogs!
“Don’t think twice, it’s alright”
Now onto Aurora. Doris, Doispaff, Floofypoof, Aurorasaurus-Rex, Arooroo. Yes, she probably has the most ridiculous nicknames in this house. We got her as a puppy from a farm – before you scream about health tests at me, I know, trust me, I really do – who are good friends of ours. She is one of the most hilariously cute dogs I have ever met – I know I’m biased, go away – who shows affection by batting your face with her paws then slobbering all over you. However you have to be pretty darn special for her to kiss you! She’s not particularly taken by most other dogs to start – not aggressive, just ignores them – but once she’s gotten to know them she plays like a goon!
I live for doing anything that entails the dogs – if you invite me out for dinner, it better be dog friendly! – and I’m sure they keep me fit! We like to do lots of trick training, running, cycling and swimming together, they even come surfing with me and my partner! I love to attend dog shows with Aurora, and also enjoy tarting them up in fancy collars, leads, bow ties and bandanas! How on earth did I slip back to talking about myself?!
I plan to post mostly about their lives and my past, present and future experiences with them! I will be led by my readers, the few of you that may exist *inserts laughing smiley, turning to the most awkward face you could possibly imagine*. You’ll probably learn quite quickly that I go off on quite extreme tangents and, as mention previously, I waffle a ridiculous amount. My main planned topics are living with a reactive dog, trick training, how I keep my dogs healthy and the occasional days out. If there’s ever anything specific you want me to write about, drop a comment, email, tweet or direct message me on Instagram (Instagram is my most heavily used platform, so expect the fastest response there!).
So yes, I hope you enjoyed my waffle (just call me McWaffleton!) and hope to see you again soon!