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Meet Sheldon – the newest family member :)


Sheldon is the first dog I have ever had as a pet. Well in theory he is Tim’s puppy but someone has to amuse him when Tim is at work. He is a cute little cavalier x spaniel with a sweet, inquisitive personality.
I don’t know much ( well anything about dogs – other than that big dogs are not my thing cause they are scary with a constant desire to eat me haha) .

My first shock came watching him devour his food. He certainly would do well in the buffet race – eat as much as you can, as fast as you can before your brain registers lol. So different from our well mannered cat Bugasby. Then having been used to cats I thought you could give the pup a pat for a few minutes, toss a few toys, feed him then leave him to amuse himself ( that’s how cats operate…they are happy to have you close but exhibit aloofness.) Ha ha , no way!! I do all those things then go to do my own tasks and the little boy starts whining and scratching to get the door opened to be with me again. He has the most adorable face so when he looks with eyes that plead “Don’t go” what can I do?? Lol

He loves to snuggle up close to sleep. With the same silent method when he seems to be asleep I slowly and gently take him to his cosy bed. As soon as I put him down, his eyes ( previously glued shut as I walk him to his bed) pop open, the ears become alert and before I can release him from my hands let alone leave the room he is instantly awake…not dissimilar to how my son Tim was haha.

Right now we have played for an hour. Play consist of him ‘killing’ his toys before devouring my skirt ( all while wearing the biggest brown eyes of innocence ) . Then he snuggles in close and adopts the ‘I’m asleep’ pose which I have learnt is just a trick 🙂 right now he looks sound asleep but I know this will change if I move him to his bed.

I came home from work around 5 pm with plans to get my school work completed before Brian gets home from visiting his dad. It’s 8:15 and I count myself lucky I got to eat some dinner :))

Bugasby the cat is intrigued but frightened by him. She even left her food once when he came close to say hello ( she doesn’t leave her food usually for anything / anyone. She has done the nose kiss with him which the vet said is a friendly gesture ( well that was when it was cat to cat) . She also sits close by no just watches him. I want them to become friends. It would be nice for them to have a playmate . Funnily though Bugasby is treating him the exact way our other cat Dibbles treated her . This consists of watching, gentle treatment when close ,nose kissing and sitting up high watching down on him( superiority ha ha).

Any ideas on helping this friendship forge and ways that will help me become boss or at least equal on the hierarchy with this little cutie appreciated.

Here are some bad photos cause the iPad 2 has no flash :))


“Don’t leave me”




Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

4 thoughts on “Meet Sheldon – the newest family member :)

  1. When and how did all this happen? He looks so cute! Sounds to me like he has you wrapped around his little paws! xxx

  2. He is such a cutie, but I hope he does not stop you travelling :). As to becoming boss, just think of yourself as the herd bull, and all will be well. Lol. Oh, and don’t let him on your bed 🙂

    • He is supposedly my son’s (22 yrs old) dog so HOPEFULLY 🙂 he won’t cramp our travels. Thanks for the ideas… I tend to be the herd bull so I should apply it here in this instance too haha. It’s a big change from only ever having cats for pets.

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