This week we took our dog Yoda to be groomed but before I share the photos I’ll share a bit about Yoda’s history.
We have certainly had a full on week with Yoda our Puppy. He is officially six months old now and has been chewing everything he can get his paws on! Well I thought I’d tell you a little about Yoda’s parents.
His father is called Mr Mickey Mouse and his mother Princess Brittany…. I know!….such strange names. He was registered as Mr Hugo at birth and became Yoda Snowy Taylor Milnes once we had bought him! (Yes the Taylor part is named after Taylor Swift).
Taking Your Dog to be Groomed
Bichon Frise Out and About
Yesterday Yoda went on his first visit to the Grooming Salon. He came back looking a stunner! He was totally unrecognisable and smelt so lush. I just wanted to cuddle him like a big teddy bear.
The groomer trimmed his whole body, face and tail. He had a luxury bath, was brushed, had his nails done and his ears! Apparently he was unsure at first but then began to like it.
Yoda must have known he looked dapper when he arrived home as he strutted his stuff in front of me and paraded himself around the room.
Sylvia was so excited to see Yoda, after school. She came running upstairs and squealed with joy so excited!
His first trim was a moment to remember!
His puppy hair is almost gone now and the adult hair is coming through.
After playing with Sylvia Yoda wolfed down a yummy dinner and went in the garden to play.
Bichon Frise Dog Toy of the Week
Yoda hasn’t had any new toys this week. He is quite happy playing with the one’s he got.
There are so many to choose from. I think he got quite spoilt at Christmas by my grandparents who bought him a whole pile of little gifts.
They really do love him to bits. Yoda loves my grandparents. He always gets excited when we go to visit.
He’ll wag his tail in excitement and run down the hall like mad to grandpa.
I think it’s because they gave him his first bone and he associates visiting them with yummy treats! Funnily enough so do we!
Bichon Frise Caught in the Act
Well, sadly Yoda Poda was a little naughty this week. He chewed through my apple computer cord!
I was NOT happy. John and I decided the best thing to do was to buy a child safety gate for the bedroom door.
You see the rest of the house is pretty much Puppy proofed! Now we can control when he enters the bedroom and can supervise his puppy antics.
Yoda was not too pleased with the gate but soon got used to it. He now has a crate downstairs and a little bed and play area on the landing. We don’t mind which bed he chooses to sleep in so long as he doesn’t destroy our property!
Yoda’s Weekly Bichon Frise Photo
Here is Yoda’s Photo of the Week. I hope you like it.
Come back and join us next week to continue following Yoda’s life Journey.
It feels like only a few months ago that we decided to become dog owners and took a huge leap in buying a pedigree Bichon Frise Dog.
I will never forget the day our little bundle of white fluff came to live with us.
At the time my daughter loved Taylor Swift and we ended up calling our new puppy Yoda, Snowy, Taylor Milnes
Since that day, Yoda had really grown. He has been through a lot. We got through the puppy stage and our love for him has truly grown. Yoda is an important part of the family.
He has not been without his trials. In his first year Yoda managed to access a drink of Hot chocolate and ended up at the vets where he was given an injection to cause vomiting and then lots of charcoal to line his stomach. He ended up coming home a grey dog.
Then sadly last year Yoda was attacked on his way home from the school run.
Two huge dogs jumped the garden fence and one ripped his leg open. Yoda was rushed to the vets and treated but he has never been the same again.
He does tend to have anxiety a lot and get scared and upset very easily.
Not long after the attack, Yoda gained a Bichon brother and a best friend named Casper.
Casper came from an abusive home and we adopted him and gave him a much better life.
It took a little time but Yoda and Casper are the best of friends and spend their time together playing, fighting, eating and blitzing together.
They are perfect companions for one another.
I think adopting Casper was the best thing we could have done for Yoda.
He was so bored beforehand but now he always has someone to keep him happy. This week our beloved Yoda turned two. We bought him a new toy and cooked him rice, vegetables and chicken his favourite meal.
Yoda is a joy, he is an adorable and beautiful Bichon Frise Dog. I love him so much. He is also cheeky and gets up to mischief but he is loyal and a good companion and a much loved family member. Happy Birthday Yoda.
The Family Pet Show And Protecting Your Pets With Frontline Plus
On Saturday Sylvia, John and I are going to The Family Pet Show at Event City Manchester next to the INTU Trafford Centre. We are so excited. Sylvia is huge animal lover. She wants to be a Vet when she is older and we are so excited to be bringing along our Bichon Dogs Yoda and Casper to the Family Pet Show.
We’ve never been to a Family Pet Show before but I’ve heard so many great things already and have been following the event on Twitter so I have a good idea of what to expect.
There will be the only Scrufts Heat in the North West and arenas to visit with pets and animals, face painting for kids and exhibitions of all kinds.
We are going to be visiting the Frontline Exhibit and take part in the Flea Tick Tour. It will be educational and a chance to teach Sylvia about fleas and ticks and how to best look after our dogs.
Sylvia loves Yoda and Casper to bits and plans to be a dog owner as an adult and I think it’s good to teach her how to care for our dogs while she is young.
Frontline have recently announced their new and revolutionary treatment FRONTLINE® Plus, a new flea and tick solution to protect our pets .
This new product has enhanced household protection and is being introduced to pet owners through “The Frontline Plus House” at the Family Pet Show.
We are going to be meeting the staff at the Frontline Plus House to find out how pet owners go about treating their pets with the new Frontline plus treatment.
I did hear that the Family Pet Show in London featured the loveable miniature dog Gigi the Daschund and owners Steph and Dom from ITVs Gogglebox.
Also the TV Vet Dr Scott was in attendance. I’m really looking forward to seeing who will be at the Frontline plus House in Manchester and having a chat about the health of our dogs Yoda and Casper.
I really am excited about this event. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for us and Sylvia. I look forward to learning more as a relatively new dog owner and can’t wait to tell Sylvia about our visit. I haven’t yet told her that we are going. It is a big surprise, she’s going to be so excited.
Here is my first Bichon Frise Portrait for 2016. Well this is a fabulous shot of my husband John and Casper our newest family member. I love it and wanted to share it here on the blog. I decided to do share a weekly Bichon Frise Portrait of either Casper, Yoda or the two of them one their own or with family members. I think this will be a good post to share each week and look forward to hearing your feedback.
Casper is 4 years old and is a lot more laid back than Yoda. He is also more well behaved. He has come from a home where he’s been bullied a bit and so he does get a little anxious and upset when John leaves the house and he likes to be with someone all the time. Either Yoda or an Adult. I guess moving to a new home after four years will cause some anxiety and hopefully this will improve. Apart from that he is a very happy dog and loving life.