#ootd

Lately it’s been more of a #DOTD  – dogfit of the day rather than outfit of the day. This morning I had a meeting in Valletta and I did my best to look as decent and clean as possible, because since we had Massimo it’s been a bit of a challenge to be honest. I managed quite well but once I got back home I changed back to a more relaxed outfit and took Massimo for a walk. I kept thinking how do I always end up as dirty as him? Why are my shoes and pants always in a complete mess, not to mention my hands?! He’s just a puppy, we’re walking on normal roads, not mud baths, but somehow, each time, I end up dirty. Well, the conclusion is simply this: puppies are dirty. Full stop. He keeps eating things he shouldn’t eat so I stick my whole arm up his mouth to get it out, the leash gets tangled in trees and other dogs and sometimes he’s just excited and decides to jump on me. Luckily for him he’s the sweetest thing and all it takes is a quick rinse and he’s as good as new!

I have also toned down my OCD, I now feel ok with dirt on my hands, or on the floor, or on the sofa, or in the bathroom……as long as Massimo is happy all is good!

Ps. It may sound as if I have absolutely no control over him or a clue what I’m doing but that is not the case, 80% of the time he walks like a grown dog next to me :) I grew up with this breed, but I forgot about the puppy stage :)

pre-dirty walk

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our little Massimo

This is our new ‘little’ puppy Massimo. He’s such a cutie and a very good boy. Except when he is really hungry or really needs to go outside for #1 or #2, then that pretty face turns into a little monster who wants to destroy everything :) but thankfully he’s got good manners and stops when you tell him off. For now we’re staying inside until we’re done with vaccins and yes, it gets a bit boring so I can’t wait for Saturday to come so we can start going for short walks. He doesn’t seem to mind though haha, he’s more than happy in the house and sure, he sleeps a lot but he’s also very good at entertaining himself with toys and another favourite is chasing ants 😉

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Sleeping ZzzZz

 

golden goldie

The search is still very much on but I have hopes for a positive change soon, which means we have to plan ahead because a dog is not just something you ‘get’ and leave things the way they are, you have to be ready for some changes and give up on a few things, but on the other hand you gain a whole lot more in return! I can’t wait, I’m looking at old pics of our ‘Mozi’ and it’s been nearly 10 years since she passed, and no other goldie can replace her of course, but enough time have passed for me to feel ready for a little puppy again. I love them so much I start making silly noises when I look at pics and see them out walking, I’ll probably be known as ‘crazy dog lady’ again…but anyway.

This breed is so special, another breed is not even an option, just look at those eyes!

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